January 24th, 2012
02:18 PM ET

A silversmith for the modern age

This week on The Next List we're featuring a fourth generation master silversmith and recent recipient of a MacArthur genius grant (half a million dollars!) - Ubaldo Vitali.

Ubaldo is on The Next List as an "agent of change" because, in a world where the speed is stuck on run – he's teaching us to stop, listen, and look at unparalleled pieces of art. As new technology permeates our daily lives, Ubaldo Vitali is working hard to push forward a centuries old practice while emphasizing interaction with "real objects."

Tune into CNN Sunday at 2 P.M. E.T. to see the full profile of Ubaldo Vitali.

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Vimeo to emphasize videos in redesign
January 24th, 2012
09:00 AM ET

Vimeo to emphasize videos in redesign

By Mark Milian, CNN

New York (CNN) – That a popular video-sharing website is retooling its layout to highlight, of all things, the video on each page seems like a head-slapping idea.

But that's exactly what's happening at Vimeo, an online video site with an artsy fan base.

Vimeo, which is owned by Web media giant InterActiveCorp, began welcoming some subscribers and nonpaying users to a test version of its new site Tuesday morning. The website is painted in pastels, with large fonts and videos.

The revision was conceived of in 2009, the company said, and development has been going on for more than a year, Vimeo CEO Dae Mellencamp said in a recent interview here at the company's headquarters. FULL POST


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