links for 2010-05-18   05.18.10

Microsoft Education Competencies: Humor

Apparently Microsoft takes humor so seriously, they consider it a "professional development competency" and offer online training complete with a bibliography: "Hello! We're glad that you stopped by to learn about just one of the professional development competencies that was developed with educators, for educators."

Couple stole more than other artists' ideas (Washington Post)

"[V]eteran dealer Magdalena Sawon gave me an early glimpse of a work called 'Stolen Pieces,' which she said has never been exhibited. Made by a young Italian couple, Eva and Franco Mattes, but kept secret since the mid-'90s, it consists of a display case full of tiny chips from significant works of art, snatched or snapped off by the duo over a two-year crime spree. The artists did the deeds between July 28, 1995, and July 29, 1997, in museums all around the world."

Keywords:, alberto burri, andy warhol, art theft, art vandalism, blake gopnik, claes oldenburg, edward kienholz, eva and franco mattes, homage, jeff koons, joseph beuys, marcel duchamp, robert rauschenberg, wassily kandinsky
Author: Christopher Lynn, Executive Director
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