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The "New Jim Code", What to See in NY & LA, Residencies for Artist-Parents

Happy Tuesday! 🌧️ This week, we have your must-see guides to art happenings in New York and LA, our n
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Happy Tuesday! 🌧️ This week, we have your must-see guides to art happenings in New York and LA, our new Sunday Edition that includes some of the best US art museum essays from the past year, and we reviewed exhibitions by Artemesia Gentileschi, Jon Imber, and others.
Also, two writers shine a light on the “New Jim Code.”
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Racial Bias in Tech and the "New Jim Code"
Screenshot of the website for Beauty.AI 2.0
Screenshot of the website for Beauty.AI 2.0
In 2016, the first beauty contest to be judged by artificial intelligence was launched online. The creators of the contest soon discovered that the robot jury that evaluated over 6,000 entries “did not like people with dark skin.” Only one of the 44 winners had dark skin.
In a new piece on our website, Sarah E. Bond and Nyasha Junior explore the faulty assumption that technology is entirely objective:
When machine learning and the use of computers are emphasized in artistic research, in reconstructions, or in beauty contests, viewers often take the results to be scientific, objective, and unbiased. But they are not.
What's Going On?
Nancy Spector, the Artistic Director of the Guggenheim Foundation, has stepped down from her post after more than three decades at the institution.
A group of artists and activists gathered outside Elmhurst Hospital in Queens to mourn the thousands of lives lost to COVID and urge the country to vote.
Dozens of mourners marched through Jackson Heights to 95th Street on Tuesday as part of an artist-led vigil for coronavirus victims. (all photo by Kisha Bari)
Dozens of mourners marched through Jackson Heights to 95th Street on Tuesday as part of an artist-led vigil for coronavirus victims. (all photo by Kisha Bari)
The Baltimore Museum will sell three works by Brice Marden, Clyfford Still, and Andy Warhol, funneling $10 million of the proceeds into a fund to acquire works by women and artists of color.
Artist Ralph Lemon, playwright Larissa FastHorse, and poet and cultural theorist Fred Moten are among the newly announced class of MacArthur fellows.
Last week’s debate between Kamala Harris and Mike Pence was upstaged by a fly. We compiled some of the best memes from the incident.
What to See in NYC & LA
Your Concise New York Art Guide for October 2020
Your Concise Los Angeles Art Guide for October 2020
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