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The Rundown:

1. Snapchat unveiled a new Jeff Koons augmented reality feature, only to run into a number of technical difficulties... [TechCrunch]

2. Netflix is hiking its prices for US subscribers (again), but some maintain that the service remains the more attractive alternative to TV. [Business Insider]

3. The worlds of art and media mourn the loss of Si Newhouse, Jr., the magnate that turned Condé Nast into a media giant. [The New York Times]

4. The Whitney Museum released some information on a forthcoming public sculpture by David Hammons on Pier 52 on the Hudson River. The work is inspired by the late Gordon Matta-Clark. [ARTnews]

5. Google unveils its second-generation Daydream View Virtual Reality headset. It's a quality device. [The Verge]

6. Holland Cotter approves of the New Museum's new exhibition, “Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon." [The New York Times]
 

The Long Reads:

7.  "For two months, the night sky will also be an art museum. The Nevada Museum of Art and artist Trevor Paglen will be launching a 100-foot-long satellite into space in mid-2018, and people around the world will be able to see it for themselves whether they have a telescope or not. The heavens-bound artwork will launch on a rocket owned by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company."

Elon Musk's SpaceX Will Launch a Sculpture So We Can All See Art In Space, via Newsweek

8. Museums in the Western world are working hard to broaden the cultural scope of their programs to make up for longstanding Western-centric blind spots. Next year, New York’s Museum of Modern Art takes another big step in the right direction with the first full-dress retrospective for Congolese sculptor Bodys Isek Kingelez (1948–2015). 

"Truly a Singular Vision:" MoMA Curator Sarah Suzuki on Planning the First Solo Show of a Congolese Master, via artnet News