Tate broadband: In September, the Tate will launch Tate Media, a broadband arts channel that’ll work across platforms of the internet, television, public events, and print to share its content globally. “We put on shows but we have nothing to share with the audience once the show is gone,” says Tate Media head Will Gompertz. “The real value […] is in the ‘long tail’–the ability to access that information in perpetuity and for Tate to be able to offer it to them, whether it is an educational programme, whether it is downloadable in different formats or whether it is interactive.”
Ruscha mural lawsuit: Lawyers for LA muralist Kent Twitchell will file suit today against a “nongovernmental entity” and a claim with a governmental department involved in the June 2 destruction of the gigantic Ed Ruscha Monument.
The environmental impact of Christo: For their next project, Christo and Jeanne-Claude aim to hang seven miles of translucent fabric, hung from 1,000 steel cables, over the Arkansas River in south-central Colorado. The effect should be like “silvery waves,” says Jeanne-Claude, but the project (Over the River) probably won’t be realized til 2010 because the pair wants to commission a thorough environmental impact study before they do. Some residents fear the project will obscure their mountain views, while others worry about emergency access should another fire sweep the canyon near Deer Mountain, where in 2002, a blaze destroyed many homes. [via]
Guggenheim Abu Dhabi: An island off the coast of the United Arab Emirates capital city will be home to the next–and biggest–Guggenheim project: Frank Gehry will design a 300,000-square foot modern art musuem that’ll “play off the blue water and the colour of the sand and sky and sun.”
Graphic equalizer t-shirt: Batteries not included.