National Council on the Arts Meeting, June 24, 2016

Members of the National Council on the Arts, the Presidentially-appointed governing board of the National Endowment for the Arts, met in public session on June 24, 2016.

00:00: Opening Business & Updates

Techology and the Arts Presentations

19:18: Introduction by Chairman Chu

20:16:  Caroline Baumann, director, Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum and John Ryan, director of Digital Interaction, Local Projects,on the Cooper-Hewitt Pen, a handheld device that allows museum visitors to interact with museum exhibits

49:12: John Bracey, Executive Director, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs on the MI Art Tours app which points users to different public artworks throughout the state.

1:07:44: Eric Whitacre, composer & conductor, on The Virtual Choir which invites YouTube users to upload videos of themselves singing their own interpretation of Eric Whitacre’s compositions; their voices are then synthesized to create a choral effect, and their videos are merged into stunning visual artwork.