Rappler: While on lockdown, Ayala Museum goes online – and on Animal Crossing

Rappler: While on lockdown, Ayala Museum goes online – and on Animal Crossing. “It was a strange thing to do in the middle of a pandemic – fix one’s things, put on a Filipiniana outfit, and wait anxiously at the airport a full 30 minutes before a scheduled flight. It either makes sense or becomes stranger, perhaps, after I tell you that I’m doing this with a Nintendo Switch as ‘Bea,’ my Animal Crossing New Horizon character (who, unlike this author, sports a cool shade of pink on her tresses). Inside my island’s airport, I was waiting for my Dodo Code, a 5-character code that’d bring me to Flotus, an island that was playing host to the Ayala Museum’s days-long ‘Island Exhibition,’ part of several events to celebrate International Museum Day.”

Christie’s: What are museums — and their directors — doing now?

Christie’s: What are museums — and their directors — doing now?. “As the world celebrates International Museums Day, we talk to four directors across the globe about loans and exhibitions, the future of blockbusters, donations, digital innovations, inclusivity, connectivity and ‘the duty to safeguard great art’”

Sun Prairie Star: Candidates get creative in collecting nomination signatures amid social distancing

Sun Prairie Star: Candidates get creative in collecting nomination signatures amid social distancing. “In normal circumstances, candidates would spend the time between April 15 to June 1 going door to door or showing up at festivals, farmer’s markets or the local library to collect enough signatures. The signature requirements range from a minimum of 200 for the Assembly to a minimum of 400 for the state Senate to a minimum of 1,000 for congressional candidates. The highest threshold is a minimum of 2,000 signatures for statewide office. But social distancing requirements and Gov. Tony Evers’ stay-at-home order ruled out things like going door to door.”

Artnet: 7 Practical Tips for Engaging Art Lovers Through Social Media That We Learned From an Internet Cowboy and the Meme King of London

Artnet: 7 Practical Tips for Engaging Art Lovers Through Social Media That We Learned From an Internet Cowboy and the Meme King of London. “One lesson that the lockdown era has laid bare is that, when it comes to museums, not all social media presences are created equal. While many of them offer outstanding IRL experiences, cracking the code of what will gain traction online is a different skill altogether.”

Philadelphia Tribune: Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Black churches aid free testing

Philadelphia Tribune: Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Black churches aid free testing. “It was early last Friday morning when Andrea Lawful-Sanders, an on-air personality at WURD Radio, witnessed dozens of cars waiting to get into the parking lot of the Mt. Airy Church of God in Christ. People were waiting at the 6401 Ogontz Ave. church for COVID-19 tests administered by the Black Doctors COVID19 Consortium, which had organized yet another one of its free-of-charge community testing events. Lawful-Sanders was there to drop off face masks.”

Penn State College of Engineering: Twitter data may offer policy makers a glimpse into demand for renewable energy

Penn State College of Engineering: Twitter data may offer policy makers a glimpse into demand for renewable energy. “Tweets could one day help policy makers and energy companies better communicate in near real-time to help customers make better sustainable energy choices, according to a team of researchers. In a study of Twitter data from users in Alaska, researchers found that they could plot how people’s opinions changed about renewable energy over time, as well as what forms of renewable energy were more acceptable, said Somayeh Asadi, assistant professor of architectural engineering, Penn State.”

Neowin: Minecraft creators partner up with UNDP to spread awareness about COVID-19

Neowin: Minecraft creators partner up with UNDP to spread awareness about COVID-19. “Microsoft has announced that video game developer Mojang will be partnering with the United Nations Development Programme and its partner Heart17 to promote health and safety information concerning the novel coronavirus. The campaign aims to spread information concerning COVID-19 using the game’s social media pages. According to this newly announced initiative, over the next few weeks, all Minecraft social media channels will be dedicated to promoting advice pertaining to COVID-19 in line with the official recommendations provided by the World Health Organisation.”