The ‘Betascore’ of a book

It’s the number of times I deemed something profound, significant, inspiring, useful, compelling etc. in a specific text, based on my current knowledge. This makes this number both extremely personal and potentially very telling.

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Curating [as] Research

Providing sources from the art world, these texts show outputs and activities can stimulate reach, visibility, understanding and outcomes. This qualifies the book as a key text, fuelling my proposition of a ‘Curator of Research’ operating independently, or within the contemporary institution working with academics to produce multiple forms.

Edward Bernays

Edward Bernays (Lucian Freud’s nephew) quickly realised that “what could be done for a nation at war could be done for organizations and people in a nation at peace” (Bernays, 1994) …and duly opened a ‘public relations’ business in New York.