Now that Obama's administration has entered the White House, his team has ambitious (and encouraging) plans for the fields of technology and art. An agenda for technology proposes net neutrality, transparency in governance, and the appointment, for the first time ever, of a Chief Technology Officer (CTO). This document also pledges to support diversification in media ownership and to oust ideology from scientific research. The arts will also receive a boost -- according to the Art Newspaper, he intends to introduce an "Artist Corps" which would place young artists in schools and communities in need, health care for artists, and increased funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.
by Michael Connor on May 21st, 2013
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