Here is a look at what happened this past week—the week of April 2—in our universe.
Full Upstream Music Fest + Summit Lineup Announced
When Upstream Music Fest + Summit was announced, Paul Allen told the Seattle Times, “What I really want to do with this festival is support up-and-coming acts.”
He made good on that promise. On Thursday, the new music festival and summit shared its full lineup featuring over 300 artists giving a stage to emerging artists from Seattle, Portland, Vancouver B.C., Boise and beyond.
The announcement has music journalists buzzing. The Stranger’s Amber Cortes writes, “Seriously, the scope of Upstream, for its first year, is unreal – it’s already creating that how-can-I split-myself-in-five type of anxiety specific to big festivals that happen in a compressed amount time.”
Get your pass to the May 11-13 fest + summit here
Creating a Dynamic Window into the Human Cell
The Allen Cell Explorer, the newest platform from the Allen Institute for Cell Science, launched on Tuesday. Motivated by the need to understand our cells better, the one-of-a-kind portal uses large-scale 3D imaging data, deep learning and a growing suite of powerful tools provides a dynamic digital window into the human cell.
The resource is set to have a great impact on our study of human health and disease. The Allen Institute for Cell Science Executive Director Rick Horwitz, Ph.D shares more about the tool here.
Exposing the ‘Unseen Enemy’
On Friday, Vulcan Productions’ latest film premiered on CNN. From award-winning director Janet Tobias, the film is a call-to-action documentary features some of the world's top experts explore lurking viruses and bacteria that may create the next global pandemic. Watch the film for a limited time on CNNgo or catch the encore Saturday, April 15th at 6pm PT or 8pm PT.
Post of the Week
This week’s social post comes from Lath Carlson, the executive director of Living Computers: Museum + Lab, who shared this preview of an upcoming exhibit. We know what’s coming and it is sure to impress you!
Two years ago, Palau created one of the largest marine reserves on the planet and now a new study is showing that the country’s action is paying off. Read the National Geographic article
and see how the small island nation is making a big case for protecting our oceans.
Finally, just one week until the opening of Pivot Art + Culture’s newest exhibition, “Color & Pattern.” See how artists are using these compositional elements to capture the essence of the world around them. For more info go here