Posts Tagged: Curators
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Would You Like To Curate 17,000 Star Wars Characters?

"Lucas had already done the cataloging. His company maintained a database called the Holocron, named after a crystal cube powered by the Force. The real-world Holocron lists 17,000 characters in the Star Wars universe inhabiting several thousand planets over a span of more than 20,000 years. It was quite a bit for Disney to process. So Lucas also provided the company with a guide, Pablo Hidalgo. A founding member of the Star Wars Fan Boy Association, Hidalgo is now a 'brand communication manager' at Lucasfilm. 'The Holocron can be a little overwhelming,' says Hidalgo, who obsesses over canonical matters such as the correct spelling of Wookiee and the definitive [...]

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Art Curator May Be a Genius or a Fraud

I am pretty much all about letting people have a good time, and hedonism, and beauty for beauty's sake. Because isn't life short? It sure is! (Ask David Foster Wallace. Ask, I don't know, your Aunt Sally.) So, it is overall a great thing that there are people who are employed to bring to our attention exciting aesthetic items and ideas of interest. Except how can you tell who is a great showperson and an entertainer and an intellect, and who is just a fraud? Reading this profile of curator Massimiliano Gioni does not clear up the issue. He is a contract worker at the New Museum (which [...]