New cultural internet venture launches
exciting new addition to New York’s cultural firmament launched
Monday, September 29th, 2008. eCognoscente is a
free daily e-mail on matters cultural, both contemporary and
classical, in New York City and the rest of the world.
eCognoscente is literally Daily Candy meets The New
idea behind eCognoscente is deceptively simple. Every discerning
and culturally active New Yorker would like to keep abreast of the
best in arts and culture, both past and present.
eCognoscente does the job for them and will cover the
following areas: Art, Literature, Architecture, Film, Dance,
Design, Fashion, Food, Literature, Music and Theatre.
day, five times a week, subscribers will receive an e-mail in
their inbox which explores a cultural subject from a unique angle,
opening up the reader’s mind to new ideas and perspectives.
Recent daily e-mails have included snippets on the new exhibit by
noted designer Andrée Putman at the French Cultural Services, the
Giorgio Morandi exhibition at the Metropolitan, a
recommendation to rediscover FitzGerald’s translation of the Rubaiyat
and a clever riff on Coco Chanel, Verdura, and the Maltese
is entirely free. All you have to do is go to
was founded by Anita Itty, a writer and Columbia Business
School Graduate. Christopher Atamian, her former classmate
and a writer and journalist, joins her in this new media venture.
Itty received an MBA from Columbia University.
Ms. Itty is a writer and essayist and is the winner of the 2004
First Words South Asian Literary Prize.
She is also contributing essayist to the South Asian
Women’s Leadership Forum where she writes on topics of
leadership, identity, business & culture.
She is currently at work on a literary novel.
Atamian, her former Columbia classmate, is a writer and journalist
and contributes to leading publications, including the New York
Times, the Village Voice, and Dance Magazine.
His English translation of Nicolas Sarafian’s “The
Vincennes Woods” will be published in 2009.
He has previously worked at several interactive agencies
and New Media companies.