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.”
FringeArts presents, develops, and commissions a range of high-quality contemporary performing and visual arts in Philadelphia.
Since 2006, Kinshasha Holman Conwill has served as deputy director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Smithsonian Institution’s newest museum, scheduled to open in 2015.
Andrew McIntyre visited the Center in summer 2012 for a day of workshops on visitor behavior and new approaches to engaging arts audiences in the 21st century.
People’s Light is one of Pennsylvania’s largest professional nonprofit theaters and is known for its resident company of artists, eclectic mix of productions, and for innovative work with young people.
Performance art, pop-up storybook design techniques, and a cinematic score will combine in a visual theater work for children and adults devised and performed by Phillips, in collaboration with visual artist Steven Dufala and composer Juan Gabriel Turbay.
The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance created a full-time controller position to manage a wide range of departments.
At age 33, Germaine Ingram (Pew Fellow, 2010) took up dance under the tutelage of a Philadelphia tap legend, the late LaVaughn Robinson (a 1992 Pew Fellow).
Musicopia brings music education into schools throughout the Philadelphia region, with over 100 teaching artists presenting over 700 programs each year.
Hayes blends various mediums—including video, performance, installation, and photography—to probe the complex intersections of history, politics, gender, and speech within private and public spaces.
In December 2012, the Center welcomed Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Internet & American Life Project, who introduced the findings of a new report, “Arts Organizations and Digital Technologies.”
AUX Curatorial Fellow Jamillah James lectures about her residency and introduces her recent projects and ongoing research.
Paul Ha is a museum director widely recognized for his support of influential artists early in their careers, and with raising the visibility of the organizations he heads.