Lee Rainie is the director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project, a non-profit, non-partisan “fact tank” that studies the social impact of the Internet. The Project has issued more than 450 reports based on its surveys that examine people’s online activities and the Internet’s role in their lives. Rainie is a co-author of Networked: The New Social Operating System, a book about the social impact of technology, written with Barry Wellman. He also is a co-author of five books about the future of the Internet that are based on Project surveys: Up for Grabs; Hopes and Fears; Ubiquity, Mobility, Security; Challenges and Opportunities; and Battle for Control. Prior to launching the Pew Internet Project, Rainie was managing editor of U.S. News & World Report. He is a graduate of Harvard University and has a master’s degree in political science from Long Island University.
Rainie visited the Center in December 2012 to discuss recent research by the Pew Research Center, including a report he co-authored entitled “The Future of Gamification.”
James Elaine is an artist and adjunct curator for the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. In 2008, he moved to Beijing, where he is researching China’s emerging culture and art scene.
Settlement Music School is one of the country’s oldest and largest community music education organizations.
Pig Iron Theatre Company’s Center-funded School for Advanced Performance Training was featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
In fall 2011, the Association for Public Art was featured in USA Today Travel as “the main reason Philadelphia is now said to have more public art than any other city.”
Since 2001, Rena Zurofsky has been an independent consultant with three primary areas of specialization: as a strategic planner, a retail planner, and an interim director.
Elaine Hoffman Watts is a klezmer musician and a 2000 Pew Fellow in folk and traditional arts.
In the third and final segment of our three-part conversation with Center Visiting Artist Ain Gordon, he gives us a glimpse of how he has entered into conversations at the Center and proposed alternative possibilities for our approach to our work.
Lisa Yancey is an organizational development consultant who specializes in development/fundraising planning, strategic organizational planning, and senior project management for nonprofit arts institutions.
In August 2011, the Philadelphia Inquirer hailed Opera Philadelphia’s transformation as a “haven for new opera.”
Philadelphia Mural Arts Advocates established a new curatorial residency program that looks to the future of mural-making.
Whitney Kimball, Vox Populi Gallery’s third AUX Curatorial Fellow, presents “The Videofreex Pirate TV” and a Q&A with Skip Blumberg and Nancy Cain, the third program in the “Schmart World” series.