Steve Hackman wants you to care about composers who died long ago, like Ludwig van Beethoven and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. So he’s mashing together ancient compositions with the latest hits by Coldplay and Drake. “I have so many peers and friends who are lovers of music and rabid consumers of music, but weren’t trained in classical music, and just don’t have the awareness and access,” said the 37-year-old classically trained composer and conductor.
What if a prosthetic could work not as a substitute for a missing body part, but as a useful extension of the body? Imagine having an extra digit on your hand to play the guitar, or to get a better grip while squeezing a lemon, for example. That’s the promise of the “Third Thumb.” Product designer Dani Clode created the controllable 3D-printed thumb while doing her graduate studies at the Royal College of Art in London.
A 17-meter sperm whale washed up on the banks of the River Seine on July 21, not far from the Notre Dame Cathedral. Parisians and tourists gawked from behind police tape, as forensic scientists looked over the animal. It was quite a sight in the bustling French city, and all of it was completely fake. An exhibition by Belgian artists Captain Cooper Collective, the faux whale is meant to raise awareness about humans’ impact on the environment, especially on whales’ habitats.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".