On June 1, Founder Swap aims to take six different startups and get them to exchange founders, in an effort to get a fresh set of eyes on whatever they're working on and foster new ideas. The New York City-based project was dreamed up by ScrollKit founders Kate Ray and Cody Brown, along with Jonathan Basker, VP of People at BetaWorks.
Passengers in the Copenhagen Metro were surprised by a Philharmonic Orchestra’s Peer Gynt performance.
Ikea’s Uppleva TV, which is going on sale in select stores in Europe next month, will feature apps for some of the biggest video sites: Uppleva users will be able to access videos from YouTube (s GOOG), Vimeo (s IAC), Dailymotion and elsewhere, according to an Ikea spokesperson. All in all, it will feature around 20 apps per country.
This project by Pimkie called Color Forecast has been developed by Pedro Cruz and runs feeds from high definition cameras in Milan, Paris and Antwerp to track the colour of fashions worn across the cities.
The software analyzes the passing colors and shows in real time which colors are worn most often, then the colors are compiled into an infographic to see how trends evolve..
The Le Web conference in Paris is an annual TechCrunch favourite, so be aware that there are just 24 hours left to register for the startup competition for the new Le Web London event coming up. Selected startups get a chance to be onstage and also get free expo space.
Here are some highlights from the programming that are emerging:
Bever Street | San Francisco
Xiao - Yen's House | San Francisco
Mullen Street | Bernal Heights, SF
Cordage Warehouse | San Francisco
Peter's House | San Francisco
Fong/Rodriguez House | Bernal Heights, SF
Ludwig Apartment | San Francisco
Carr Apartment | San Francisco
Gipsy House | Berkeley
Ohanapod | Big Islans, Hawaii
(Pics from http://craigsteely.com/)
The New York Times / In Transit, May 14, 2012
Monumenta, now in its sixth edition, has become one of the most important annual contemporary art happenings in Paris. This year the event, opened on Thursday, features Excentrique(s), an installation byDaniel Buren that fills the 14,000 square-meter Grand Palais through June 21.
The French artist listed three main challenges while preparing the work: the space, the light and the spectacular beauty of the monument’s architecture.
I was thrilled by the news last week that Tate Britain will be honouring the work of frequently overlooked British industrial landscape painter L.S. Lowry from 25 June to 20 October 2013. The only frustration is that I have a whole year to wait until the spectacle hits London!
Lowry has long been one of my favourite British artists, ever since my parents purchased a tiny cottage in rural Isle of Wight almost 20 years ago, and along with the various odds and ends left in the cottage by the previous owner, there was a strangely gloomy yet enticing industrial scene hanging on the wall together with a group of funny little people walking around in the foreground.
The online stock photography service Shutterstock filed its plans for an initial public offering today. The company plans to list its stock on the New York Stock Exchange. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering haven't been decided yet, but the company's S-1 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) notes that it plans to raise around $115 million through this IPO.
One reason the United States remained active in the politics and war in Southeast Asia in the 1960s was the so-called domino theory: if one nation in the region fell to communism, it was only a matter of time until its neighbors would too. The same can be said, perhaps, about some of the impetus behind U.S. involvement and troop presence in the Middle East.