Posts Tagged ‘Apple’

Screen Favor: Is iPad Painting Pop Art for the 21st Century?

Instead of turning a critical eye on brand names and consumerism, many iPad artists embrace them.

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak to Join Mike Daisey Onstage at Woolly Mammoth on Aug. 4

When elements of Mike Daisey's monologue The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs turned out to have been fabricated, journalists didn't line up to attack Daisey the way henchmen do in martial arts movies—they all piled on at once.
But Daisey had at least one unlikely defender: Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.
Now Wozniak is coming to [...]

Mike Daisey Returns to the Scene of His Heinous Crime (Now With 60 Percent More Contrition!)

For me, the most interesting exchange in Mike Daisey’s hourlong public Q&A at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company last night was the one I've transcribed below. I've indicated where I couldn't decipher a word on my recording.
QUESTION: I think you are a great fabricator, in the best sense of the word and in the worst [...]

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Mike Daisey

The difference between “I saw it with my own eyes” and “I read it in The New York Times” is not thin, like the six-month-old MacBook Air I’m typing this on. It’s huge, like the six-year-old Apple Cinema Display sitting on my desk in the other room.
The difference between “I read in The New [...]

Arts Roundup: Dancing For Our Freedom Edition

Previously on Arts Desk: Bossman Jonathan L. Fischer introduced his new "Fare Assessment" feature, in which he analyzes The Washington Post Style Section's assignments that send its critics out of town and rates them on a scale from hitchhiking to Acela. First up was Anne Midgette's trip to Carnegie Hall for a performance by the [...]

Arts Roundup: ‘Minimalist Environmental Cinema’ Edition

Morning, folks! I normally do this thing on Mondays, but over the weekend I saw a trailer for The Human Centipede and have spent the last two days reconciling my sense of the world with the existence of such a film.
Speaking of horror flicks, the BP’s live feed of the ruptured oil well is [...]

In D.C. and Industrywide, Will the iPad Save Comics and Kill Print?

Screenshots of Marvel's Apple-device application.
For print media, the potential impact of the iPad has loomed for months—even if its implications are unclear. That's still true three days after its much-heralded landing. On Saturday, Apple reportedly sold 700,000 units of the new device.
For comics books, the iPad promises a new revenue stream and a challenge to [...]

Ex-TV Executive Creates Way to Kill People for $1

Unemployment has not been easy for Paul Sherno. Since losing his job at WJLA-TV, the veteran TV executive has applied–with 60 other people–for a warehouse job (didn't get it), considered selling insurance (money was crap), and attempted to enlist in the Army (too old).
"I speak two languages, I've won a bunch of Emmys, and I'm [...]