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posted by Christopher Howard — Jun 29, 2016

Each week CAA News publishes summaries of eight articles, published around the web, that CAA members may find interesting and useful in their professional and creative lives.

How Much Control Do Artists Have over a Work after It’s Sold?

Is authorship something that can be revoked at will? Under what authority can an artist disavow one of his or her works? How do artists exert control over their work long after it ceases to be their property? (Read more from Artsy.)

How Does Crowdfunding Change the Picture for Artists?

Crowdfunding is the piece of a platform-economy puzzle that represents something more genuinely new to the arts community than the gig economy. Part of the platform economy is the use of “the crowd” to provide value—whether work, information, or funding. Will Kickstarter and Indiegogo fundamentally tilt or redefine the arts funding landscape? And if so, how? (Read more from Creativ.)

Social Media Have Become a Vital Tool for Artists—but Are They Good for Art?

As in all other corners of public and private life, the advent of social media has transformed the ways in which artists interact with each other, their public, and the institutions that govern their careers. But the relationship between art and social media is a tricky one. The former is about pushing boundaries; the latter, enforcing them. (Read more from the Los Angeles Times.)

What Does Student Engagement Look Like?

Engagement—it’s another one of those words that’s regularly bandied about in higher education. We talk about it like we know what it means and we do, sort of. It’s just that when a word or idea is so widely used, thinking about it often stops, and that’s what I think has happened with engagement. (Read more from Faculty Focus.)

Racial Literacy as a Professor’s Responsibility

What should faculty members know about talking about race in the classroom? Everything from “everything” and “When you do not interrupt racism in the classroom, you perpetuate it” to “Do better!” and “They’ve already got many of resources they need to do it well.” That’s what Shaun Harper, professor of education at the University of Pennsylvania, said during his keynote address at the American Association of University Professors annual meeting. (Read more from Inside Higher Ed.)

I Survived My First Year on the Tenure Track, but I’m Ready to Bail!

Now that I’ve survived my first year in a tenure-track position at a small liberal-arts college, all I want to do is curl up in a ball. A nonacademic position is opening up in my hometown. If I got the job, I’d still have adjunct faculty status and be able to supervise grad students. I’d also probably get a 30- to 50-percent salary increase. (Read more from Vitae.)

How Your Journal Editor Works

Your scholarly editor is a real person living in real time. Editors know we have power—a combination of gatekeeper, talent scout, and helpmate. Each of us wields those things with different emphases. I generally did my editorial work from my muddled campus office, especially during office hours when no one showed up. Or I turned to it late at night, as I plowed through my email after the kids went to bed. (Read more from the Chronicle of Higher Education.)

Brexit Casts Uncertainty on Art Market

As the world’s leading auction houses prepared for their big-ticket contemporary sales in London, the question was on everybody’s mind: What will the shock and confusion following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union mean for the art market? With many in its commercial art world supporting the remain position, a pall has unmistakably been cast over the proceedings. (Read more from the New York Times.)

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