Interview: Hans Neuendorf + Jacob Pabst on 30 Years of Artnet

The father/son team address transparency, tech and collecting work today

The very first website appeared in 1991 and explained how to use the internet. Not many companies were quick to launch online (an unknown realm for most at the time) and many that did disappeared quickly into insignificance. Artnet—which was founded in 1989 by German art dealer  Hans Neuendorf—was one of the first companies to make the brave foray into the digital universe. Neuendorf’s mission …

An Ever-Growing Database of Good News

Meant to “move our attention beyond dramatic news headlines to the slow developments and quiet trends that go unseen, uncelebrated,” Beautiful News (by Information Is Beautiful) stores infographics and research results that deviate from the grim headlines found more commonly. Updated daily, the graphics detail positive developments in the fight against climate change, news of rising global literacy, falling mortality rates—even the announcement of new …

Random Access Go’s Mobile Travel Guide

Now available in Berlin, Raaago (by Random Access Studios) is a smart phone app travel guide that promotes serendipity. By selecting one of the city’s designated districts and a goal (from eating and drinking to escaping), users are presented with an option. For dining in Berlin’s Charlottenburg district, for instance, Raaago suggests Engelbecken, a “down-to-earth” space that offers “high-class alpine and international cuisine.” Further information …