Knight News Challenge on Libraries last week announced funding of $1.6 million for a range of innovative digital and data projects aimed at re-imagining libraries for the 21st century. Winners ranged from a free library program that uses internet video to connect incarcerated parents with their kids for storytime to a project aimed at increasing diverse perspectives (more than 90% of Wikipedia contributors are male) on Wikipedia by training librarians to assist their communities in editing and verifying Wikipedia entries.
Two PKPR clients - Fractured Atlas and ArtBuilt Mobile Studios - were featured in a WNYC segment looking at innovative programs that are helping artists find affordable rehearsal, studio, and performance space in an increasingly expensive New York City.
Check out this amazing profile of Creative Exchange in Fast Company.
To introduce a new generation of New Yorkers to The Players, the historic private social club on Gramercy Park, PKPR has been arranging one-on-one tours for some of New York City’s top nightlife and culture tastemaking news outlets. Check out some of the highlights:
- Guest of a Guest: A Look Inside One of New York’s Oldest and Most Theatrical Social Clubs
- Untapped Cities: The Edwin Booth Bedroom: Preserved in Time at The Players since 1893
With Moogfest set to kick-off May 19th, outlets like Forbes and Discovery took a look at how it is taking the best of traditional music festivals and technology conferences to create an entirely new type of festival experience.
Forbes wrote: “Moogfest stands apart in its ability to converge the intellectual and tactile, letting 30,000 attendees participate in hands-on, immersive events. It offers product demos without feeling like a big ad, making it a destination to display new inventions, collaborations and ideas.” And Discovery News said “the four-day festival has become a popular destination for fast-forward thinkers across the country and the world.”