A leak, blocked swiftly by Twitter, reveals source code suggesting that there could be both an app and browser version, and the service could work with iTunes, Rdio, Spotify, YouTube, Vevo and possibly others, though no services have confirmed partnerships. If the code is accurate, users would be able to buy music, send tweets, study artist bios, and search from the app.
Boston has become a beacon for displaced and emerging artists, thanks to the city's innovative housing program. The Artist Space Initiative (ASI) is dedicated exclusively to artist housing issues, from surveying artist needs in live-work units to implementing zoning tweaks that allow them to reside in industrial areas. It encouraged foot traffic by securing ground-floor galleries in emerging neighborhoods and also created a peer-review system that guarantees artist spaces will be used only by artists.
Glue is a free Firefox add-on that lets you take your social network to every major site you visit. At heart, it's a semantic Web tool: it can "read" and contextualize the content on the sites you visit, and serve up your friends' thoughts in a little toolbar on the top of the window.
The toll of the bad economy is far greater than its direct economic impact. It affects virtually all elements of management, including the psyche of the personalities involved. Design, the less familiar and less established of corporate methodologies, is suffering a great deal from these strong undercurrents of turmoil. We are living through a crisis of confidence in Design.