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Is House of Cards the Future of Cultural Programming?

Last week, Barry Hessenius interviewed Jamie Bennett, chief of staff and director of public affairs at the NEA, about his thoughts on the arts and culture landscape as Rocco Landesman’s chairmanship comes to a close.
When asked about the most critical issues facing the field in the near-to-mid term future, Jamie responded with some thoughts on [...]

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Bring Your Data Baggage with You!

“Importing is one of the circles of hell for software programmers,” Clinton, one of our programmers, recently explained to me.
See, the thing is, when programmers first build a new software application like Artful.ly, they get to dictate how data gets added to their system. They build tidy little square holes and allow hypothetical [...]

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My Data’s Bigger than Your Data

Perhaps the hottest lingo in Silicon Valley these days is “big data”. Once upon a time, the only folks who needed to worry about massive, unstructured (or semi-structured) data sets were scientists running weather simulators or investment banks designing high-frequency trading strategies. Not anymore.
Sunday’s NY Times ran an article on the increasing ubiquity of sprawling [...]

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Help Us Help You: Fundraisers, Benefits, and Galas

Ah, January. The month for new beginnings, putting things in order, getting in shape, and geeking-out about fundraisers. Wait…what?
But really, what are your business resolutions for 2012? Keep better track of your ticket buyers? Sell some tickets with a papering service? Remind your patrons about your work more often so they don’t ignore your year-end [...]

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With Artful.ly, Your Data is YOUR Data

We’re three months into private beta for Artful.ly, Fractured Atlas’s new online software for selling tickets, accepting donations, and managing contacts.  We’ve been plugging away, adding new features, and generally trying to make it awesome(r).
This week we released some basic features for handling imports and exports. That might sound mundane, but the ability to easily [...]

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Vote for Fractured Atlas Panels at South by Southwest

Emily Gray (our Director of Liability Insurance), Ian Moss, (our Research Director), Adam Natale (our Director of Partnerships and Business Development), and I have proposed panels and presentaions for the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival taking place in March of 2012 in Austin, Texas. The SXSW festival and conference is a convergence [...]

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On Stories vs. Data

(This is the second in an occasional series on Fractured Atlas’s research approach and philosophy. The first can be found here.)
Many of us, especially if we’ve been present at a Rocco Landesman speech in the past year or so, are probably familiar with the quote widely attributed to W. Edwards Deming: “In God we trust; all [...]

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Data Sharing Rewind

For those who missed it, our Issue Brunch on Data Sharing was detailed, provocative, and a bit geeky. Our seven participants shared concerns and strategies based on their experiences as grantmakers, marketers, administrators, and technology experts. Moderator David Dombroksy already wrote a great piece on trust issues around data sharing. Some highlights of the discussion [...]

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Data Sharing: Do We Have To?

As we get settled into 2011, we are relaunching our Issue Brunch series. Issue Brunches are a quarterly opportunity to discuss challenges and trends in the arts community. By convening a cohort of thought leaders in the arts for an intimate, targeted discussion, we hope to stimulate collective problem solving across the sector.
So what are [...]

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[Video] Interview with National Arts Strategies

Since January, I’ve been helping Fractured Atlas develop an integrated cultural asset mapping software suite for the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. What is cultural asset mapping, you ask? For us, it means the aggregation of multiple sets of data about the arts and cultural sector to better illuminate who is making art, who is [...]

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