Tagged: culture

China explores restricting social media algorithms to promote ‘culture and art reviews’

China is looking at how it can limit the role of algorithms in content distribution to align online content with the state’s agenda in order to shape the country’s minds and mainstream views.

The Central Propaganda Department of the Communist Party, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the State Administration of Radio and Television, and the China Federation of Literary and Art Circles and Chinese Writers Association, the country’s state propaganda organs, are calling for better “culture and art reviews” in China.

They will be introducing new policy guidelines, of which the full text will be published in the coming

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Arts & Culture Newsletter: At SDMA, an artist will use destruction to make a point about preservation

Good morning, and welcome to the U-T Arts & Culture Newsletter.

I’m David L. Coddon, and here’s your guide to all things essential in San Diego’s arts and culture this week.

On Saturday, San Diego photographer John Raymond Mireles’ photographs go on display at the San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park. On Sept. 16 and 17, visitors will be invited to physically damage them in two “destruction events.”

Why? To make an important point about safeguarding what is precious.

An outdoors enthusiast as well as an artist, Mireles spent a week in southern Utah in 2019 photographing two

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Let’s paint the picture: a Department of Arts and Culture, with a budget to match

Or take George Washington’s word: ‘Arts and sciences [are] essential to the prosperity of the state’

Whether one supports a Cabinet-level culture secretary, it is not accurate to claim, as Jeff Jacoby does, that “for most of American history, that wall of separation between art and state was intact” until FDR and the Works Progress Administration (“No ministry of culture, please, we’re American,” Ideas, July 25). There was never a wall of separation.

Congress chartered a musical ensemble in 1798, the Marine Band, and purchased works of art by the Revolutionary War veteran John Trumbull to adorn the new

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La Mesa to form new committee focused on culture diversity, arts

The La Mesa City Council unanimously voted this week to create a commission that focuses on the arts and culture diversity.

The new panel will promote the visual arts, music and performing arts, be attentive to the design of buildings and structures, and consider new technologies related to art and cultural history.

Resident Manuel Gomez said the new panel will “create a measure of commonality that will help bring us together and create constructive change that we so desperately want.”

Mayor Mark Arapostathis said forming a commission takes about 90 days. City staff said it hoped the

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