AIF BLOG - May 2011

May 19, 2011
If you've been to our site before, you'll see that we have a completely new look and feel.It's been a significant undertaking, and our goal, above all, is to make it intuitive for users.Much like the festival itself, the site is sorted by topics that you care about: World, Education, Economy, Science, and so on. In addition to hundreds of sessions from the Festival, you’ll find facts, quotes, speaker information,...
May 25, 2011
Ways of Seeing, Ways of Thinking...The Aspen Idea has always seen the arts as interwoven with the other forces in our society. At the Festival, we’ll explore the importance of design with Paola Antonelli, MOMA’s senior curator of architecture and design; the role documentary film plays in our culture with Steve James (director of the Interrupters), Diane Weyermann, executive producer of Waiting for “Superman,”...
May 05, 2011
As we approach the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001 — and with the death of Osama Bin Laden — it is an important time to reflect not only on the collective loss of our country but also on our actions following the attacks. Has the coalition response promoted or hindered democracy? What impact did the attacks, and our response, have on societies around the world? Are we safer?We’ll address critical big-picture...