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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>Silicon Valley</i>'s Matt Ross finds balance in Captain Fantastic, Hollywood and Life

Silicon Valley's Matt Ross finds balance in Captain Fantastic, Hollywood and Life

In Captain Fantastic, Ben Cash (Viggo Mortensen) has a crisis of confidence about his parenting style.  The offbeat patriarch, once so gung-ho about raising his brood off the grid, far from the consumerism and technology that he was force-fed, begins to rethink…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center Sounds Like a Stock Exchange. But It's a Cultural Space.

The Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center Sounds Like a Stock Exchange. But It's a Cultural Space.

There is a new venue for creative types, and it's in an unlikely place. The Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center, on the corner of Howard and First streets — in the one area of town where people routinely wear pantsuits and…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist NEAT: Art and Tech Converge at Contemporary Jewish Museum

NEAT: Art and Tech Converge at Contemporary Jewish Museum

In NEAT: New Experiments in Art and Technology, a new show now underway at Contemporary Jewish Museum, nine artists and artistic teams display works in which they combine their artistic vision with current technology. The effects are often hypnotic. When…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist S.F. Artist Works With Tech Boom To Keep Alternative Art Scene Afloat

S.F. Artist Works With Tech Boom To Keep Alternative Art Scene Afloat

Many longtime San Francisco residents are fighting against the tech boom, struggling to stay in the city despite the exorbitant price of rent. One resident, however, decided to embrace it instead.  Caroline Augusta has been using Airbnb, one of the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Bill and Giuliana Rancic Talk San Francisco Fashion

Bill and Giuliana Rancic Talk San Francisco Fashion

One of America's favorite couples was in San Francisco for two events that brought to the forefront the topics of fashion and small business in the City. Bill Rancic, winner of the first season of The Apprentice, real estate…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist What's Not to Like?: Facebook Announces a New Button

What's Not to Like?: Facebook Announces a New Button

Although Instagram suddenly has about ten times the sponsored posts it did a month ago, and Twitter’s going to let you buy things, the real news from the social media world has been Facebook’s announcement that it’s finally working…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Chat Live With Cuban (or Afghanis, or Iranians) in Shared Studios' Portal at Proxy SF

Chat Live With Cuban (or Afghanis, or Iranians) in Shared Studios' Portal at Proxy SF

No matter how accustomed we’ve become to living our entire lives on the internet, the fascination with speaking to another person across the world never wears off. (Unless you had some deep psychological scars from Chatroulette, that is.) Shared_Studios…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Alexandra Pelosi's HBO Documentary <i>San Francisco 2.0</i> Neglects Tech

Alexandra Pelosi's HBO Documentary San Francisco 2.0 Neglects Tech

Alexandra Pelosi’s ninth HBO documentary, San Francisco 2.0, premiered at the Kabuki last evening. It was, as such events go, pretty heavy with politicos: the director’s mother (Rep. Nancy Pelosi) was there, as were fellow Bay Area Democrats Rep.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tinder Partners With Forbes to Create Exclusive Business Networking App

Tinder Partners With Forbes to Create Exclusive Business Networking App

Tinder: It's not just for dating anymore. For the first time since Tinder introduced the concept of "swiping" into the dating world in 2012, it has collaborated with another company, on its first non-dating related project: a business networking…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Apple Opening S.F. Office Mostly to Taunt Us

Apple Opening S.F. Office Mostly to Taunt Us

SAN FRANCISCO – Apple Inc.’s senior leadership announced this week that they are leasing a 76,000 square foot in San Francisco in order to troll the city. “When the Dark Room closed, we saw a real opportunity to rub…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Feminists Need to Realize Booth Babes Are a Meritocracy

Feminists Need to Realize Booth Babes Are a Meritocracy

By SF Techie The E3 game expo has come and gone like a Bay Area prostitute, and once again Social Justice Warriors, the media, and my mom are complaining about one of the most important and innovative parts of…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Artist Qinmin Liu Painted a 328-Foot-Long Line of Code at Twitter

Artist Qinmin Liu Painted a 328-Foot-Long Line of Code at Twitter

Qinmin Liu, the biting Dadaist artist known for trading her kidneys for Apple watches and walking across San Francisco in the hopes of establishing some interpersonal connection, is back. Her Coding Project is a roundabout attempt to address the inequities…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Displaced by Tech? Sleep in the Tech Museum for $99/Night!

Displaced by Tech? Sleep in the Tech Museum for $99/Night!

For the sake of argument, let’s say you pay $3000 a month in rent. $100 a night to live in your own home is an exorbitant figure that Bay Area residents are growing, um, uncomfortably comfortable with. For good…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist California's Largest Company Might Surprise You

California's Largest Company Might Surprise You

The list — and accompanying map — of largest companies by revenue in each state tells you a little something about each state’s culture. Some are obvious (Michigan’s is General Motors, Arkansas’s is Walmart, Oregon’s is Nike, Nebraska’s is…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Gray Area Festival Asks If We're in a New Renaissance

The Gray Area Festival Asks If We're in a New Renaissance

What if we held a Renaissance and nobody knew about it? The exhibits and discussions at the Gray Area Foundation’s Gray Area Festival this past weekend raised the question of whether we’d even know a new Renaissance if it strapped a biometric…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist New Dating App "The Grade" Grades Its Users, Eliminates Users With Low Grades

New Dating App "The Grade" Grades Its Users, Eliminates Users With Low Grades

Ever since the first time I downloaded — and, consequently, was disappointed by — a dating app, I've been saying there should be a dating app with a Yelp-like feature so that users can "review" other users. I thought…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Robots Set to Collide at BattleBots 2015 Championship

Robots Set to Collide at BattleBots 2015 Championship

Ray Billings used to teach computer networking at an adult college – now he fights robots. Billing’s boss was interested in BattleBots, recording the TV show and bringing it to work for the two to watch in-between classes in his…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Best of SFIFF:  Douglas Trumbull's State of Cinema Address

Best of SFIFF: Douglas Trumbull's State of Cinema Address

On Sunday, May 3, Douglas Trumbull gave the mostly-annual State of Cinema Address at this year's San Francisco International Film Festival. I say "mostly" because there wasn't one last year, for whatever reason; perhaps it's because everyone was still…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Uber Goes Kozmo?

Uber Goes Kozmo?

If you haven’t heeded the warnings that the tech bubble is in fact a very bloated bubble, tumescent with a toxic gas that will kill all of Silicon Valley’s unicorns, well, here’s some proof that it’s basically 1999 all…
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Startup Culture Can't Get More Frivolous Than Tittygram

Just when you thought start-ups couldn’t get any more frivolous than giving awards to a housekeeping app that organizes your other housekeeping apps, they throw some rank sexism into the mix. For $9.95, a Moscow-based company called Tittygram will send…
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