Weekend 236.0

(1) Klaus Biesenbach: The Museum of Modern Art curator, who’s cultivated his own celebrity status, on why art should be disruptive and deeply inspiring, and need not hang preciously on the walls. (WSJ Magazine)

“Museums used to be places where you couldn’t buy anything, so it’s important now that museums be participatory without being stores. The museum needs to be a sphere in society where you come, you have a break in your pace and hopefully you leave looking at yourself and the world in a new way. It should be a clear interruption in your regular consumer day.

But we live in a time when we nearly have too much information, and we don’t know what’s true or not. Online I have two different ages. There’s an overload of information, an overload of offers, an overload of destinations, galleries and products, so that all of a sudden the curator’s process of editing and selecting is in danger of being misused to curate everything—T-shirts and chairs.”

(2) Count von Faber-Castell: On the pencil’s history and myths, and his desire to make the perfect one (WSJ)

(3) The Commute of the Future: To Get Riders, Buses Try to Be More Like Trains; Skip Red Lights (WSJ)

(4) Famous Robots by Daniel Nyari

(5) Coffee Mavens’ Perfect Roast Starts at Home: Aficionados Cook the Beans Themselves in a Quest for the Ultimate Cup of Joe (WSJ)

(6) Guests Can Soon Interact with Big Thunder Mountain Railroad in New Immersive Queue

(7) The Map as Art at the Kemper Museum

(8) Peer Power, from Potholes to Patents: Beyond big business and big government, decentralized groups are coming together to solve problems (WSJ)

(9) Redd State: Undebatable Glamour (WSJ)

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