QNS: Museum of the Moving Image announces plans to reopen April 30

QNS: Museum of the Moving Image announces plans to reopen April 30. “This spring, with the support of a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the museum will launch a new website to better serve a diverse audience with humanities-rich content related to the study and appreciation of the moving image from an historical and contemporary perspective. All of the museum’s recorded events from the past year and earlier will be organized to allow for easier discovery, and the site will allow for improved showcases of the museum’s collection.”

National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures: NALAC and Ford Foundation Launch “Reclaiming the Border Narrative”

National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures: NALAC and Ford Foundation Launch “Reclaiming the Border Narrative”. “In partnership with the Ford Foundation, the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures announces the award of 27 grants to artists, cultural workers and organizations whose work will change narratives and amplify stories in collaboration with their respective communities across the US – Mexico border region.”

EurekAlert: $1.4 million Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant expands Enslaved.org research

EurekAlert: $1.4 million Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant expands Enslaved.org research. “The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded $1.4 million to Michigan State University for Enslaved: Peoples of the Historical Slave Trade, or Enslaved.org, a first-of-its-kind database containing millions of records cataloging the lives of enslaved Africans and their descendants. Enslaved.org, developed and maintained by MSU researchers, links data collections from multiple universities, archives, museums and family history centers.”

Museums Association (UK): Collections Trust announces plans for improved national museums database

Museums Association (UK): Collections Trust announces plans for improved national museums database. “The Collections Trust is to retire Culture Grid this autumn as part of a move to develop a new and more sustainable national collections database. Created more than a decade ago, Culture Grid was built as a proof-of-concept service assisting organisations in sharing their collections safely online. By 2015, however, project funding was pulled, and Culture Grid became a legacy system closed to new accessions.” You can learn more about Culture Grid here.

Mother Jones: The TikTok Trend That Has Immigration Lawyers Worried

Mother Jones: The TikTok Trend That Has Immigration Lawyers Worried. “TikTok’s ecosystem of immigration lawyers is a diverse one. There are plenty of zealous advocates attempting to explain in digestible sound bites convoluted, ever-changing policies. There is also potentially misleading content. Many of the advertisements seem to target undocumented Latin American immigrants with strong ties to the United States and few to no existing options for obtaining legal status.”

The Cut: An Interview With the Man Who Keeps Uploading My Feet to WikiFeet

The Cut: An Interview With the Man Who Keeps Uploading My Feet to WikiFeet. “To be clear, I am not a celebrity. I have decent Twitter following from having reported on politics for over a decade, from tweeting jokes about politics and appearing on cable news sometimes. But I was pretty shocked to be looking at my own wikiFeet profile, which included my full name, birthday, and photos of me and my exposed feet, dating back to a family vacation in 2013. The images seemed to have been lifted from my Instagram page, which I keep public because I share my work and media appearances there sometimes. My feet had a very sad 3.5 out of 5 stars rating, which categorized them as ‘okay.’”

Daily Beast: Inside the Awful World of Young Landlords on TikTok

Daily Beast: Inside the Awful World of Young Landlords on TikTok. “Left unstated in the get-rich-quick strategies outlined on social media: these investment schemes require someone to be the underdog. Someone has to lose their home to eviction, or rent out a ‘home hacked’ property and support their lifestyle. And the country’s poorest are unlikely to afford down payments on massive, multi-family buildings. Nevertheless, some TikTok users suggest otherwise.”

Kittens, tweets and basketball memories — Mark Cuban’s new online gallery is a showroom for the latest craze: NFTs (Dallas News)

Dallas News: Kittens, tweets and basketball memories — Mark Cuban’s new online gallery is a showroom for the latest craze: NFTs. “Billionaire entrepreneur, Shark Tank investor and Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is once again innovating in the digital space, launching a new kind of online art gallery for creators in Dallas and beyond. He’s created a platform to present non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, the digital assets that have been grabbing headlines since an artist known as Beeple sold one for $69 million at the auction house Christie’s in March.”

Business Insider: An Alphabet shareholder demanded better whistleblower protections for Google employees, citing ‘red flags’ over corporate culture

Business Insider India: An Alphabet shareholder demanded better whistleblower protections for Google employees, citing ‘red flags’ over corporate culture . “A prominent shareholder in Alphabet, the parent company of Google, has called on the search giant to introduce better protections for whistleblower employees. Trillium Asset Management, which reportedly owns around $140 million worth of Alphabet stock, filed a shareholder resolution calling on the company to better workers that speak out against their managers.”

University of Oklahoma: University Libraries Acquires Award-Winning Translator’s Archive

University of Oklahoma: University Libraries Acquires Award-Winning Translator’s Archive. “University Libraries’ Chinese Literature Translation Archive has recently acquired noted Scottish translator Brian Holton’s translation archive. These works include a treasure-trove of material on Holton’s translation of Classical Chinese poetry into both English and Scots (Holton is the lone translator of Chinese into Scots) as well as over two decades of hand-written correspondence, draft material, and other important historical documents that reveal the foundation of his partnership with contemporary Chinese poet Yang Lian.”

Washington Post: Facebook is quietly helping to set up a new pro-tech advocacy group to battle Washington

Washington Post: Facebook is quietly helping to set up a new pro-tech advocacy group to battle Washington. “Facebook is working behind the scenes to help launch a new political advocacy group that would combat U.S. lawmakers and regulators trying to rein in the tech industry, escalating Silicon Valley’s war with Washington at a moment when government officials are threatening to break up large companies. The organization is called American Edge, and it aims through a barrage of advertising and other political spending to convince policymakers that Silicon Valley is essential to the U.S. economy and the future of free speech, according to three people familiar with the matter as well as documents reviewed by The Washington Post.”

NBC News: In a Pennsylvania town, a Facebook group fills the local news void

NBC News: In a Pennsylvania town, a Facebook group fills the local news void. “…the question of just who is accountable for providing information in Beaver County is murky. The area’s once-trusted news source, a newspaper with a 160-year history, was devastated in a few short months after it was swallowed up by giant corporate chains. The vacuum was filled by social media, namely Facebook.”