DIY Culture Industry: Signifying Practices, Social Networks and Other Instrumentalizations of Everyday Art

NY Times 10/4/09

0001ptThis on how the word “curate” has become fashionable among vendors in a variety of retail and service fields. (In terms of databases and networking, “to curate” could be thought of as both accessing wide-ranging fields of data but also finely filtering that information to yeild high-grade search results.)

Gavin Brown PasserbyThis on hotel lobbies as sites of power networking. (Hip hotels also being a fine-grade info filtering mechanism.)

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