David Plant knew virtual reality could make a rich art medium the first time he saw it. The executive director of Trinity Square Video, a Toronto artist-run centre dedicated to media arts, Plant worked with Silicon Graphics Computer Systems in the mid- to late 1990s, visiting the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity at the same time the first wave of Canadian VR artists also flocked there.
Last Saturday, at the inaugural Art Bash! fundraiser, a new annual gala inspired by some of history's most famous art parties, the Art Gallery of Ontario unveiled 10 Andy Warhol prints – the entire, iconic Campbell's Soup I series – freshly gifted to the gallery. Fitting, since the evening's theme was the Factory, a fête in homage to the doyen of Pop Art and his Manhattan studios, then, the centre of the art universe. The works were donated by Toronto-based philanthropists Jim and Margaret Fleck.
British historian Daniel Beer has won the 2017 Cundill History Prize, which comes with the richest purse – not just in Canada, but anywhere – for a single non-fiction work in English. Administered by McGill University and now in its tenth year, the Cundill Prize annually rewards writing that best exemplifies historical scholarship, originality, accessibility and literary prowess as determined by a jury of distinguished writers and historians.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".