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Episode 099 - Fight or Flight17/09/2013
Recorded: 9 September, 2013Participants: Steve Harlow, Emory Holmes II, Jim "Jimmy The Peach" Aaron, Ruth Parson, Ferrie Differentieel, Allan Ludwig, Tom Giansante, Anneke van de Kassteele.AudioDownload Mp3 Jim introduces his guest, Tom Giansante, as a "fantastic artist and an iconoclast."Ferrie says he has switched to a new DAW (digital audio workstation) and is learning how to use reverb to create "rooms" of various sizes and sound characteristics. He has been experimenting with Jim to with various reverb effects, they discovered today how to get Jim's voice from North America to sound like it is beside Ferrie in Europe. He is in process of making some music for a collection of Dutch spoken word using his newly learned techniques. He's mixing the voice and the music in separate "rooms" to bring the voice to the foreground.Emory says he finds the different sound qualities of rooms to be similar to what he found when traveling, each area stamps the people, flora and fauna with identifying characteristic
Episode 098 Just Like Magic10/09/2013
Recorded: 2 September, 2013Participants: Steve Harlow, Emory Holmes II, Jim "Jimmy The Peach" Aaron, Ruth Parson, Allan Ludwig.AudioDownload Mp3 Allan discusses Kickstarter as a means of raising money for art projects.Steve says there's been a few movie projects from known professionals that have raised multible million dollar budgets on Kickstarter.Jim asks if the entire budget goal is not pledged within the proposed time period, does Kickstarter keep it?No, Steve explains. If the budget is not reached, none of those pledging a contribution need to pay.Allan recalls that Julie Dermansky used a diffferent service, IndieGogo. She asked for $2000 for a reporting trip and got $500. That's better than nothing.Steve says on IndieGogo, the person gets whatever money is pledged, even when the proposed budget is not reached. He says the Kickstarter model is better for the investors, because they can be assured that they will only be contributing to projects that have reached their budget.Allan says people would
Episode 097 - Public Privacy04/09/2013
Recorded: 26 August, 2013Participants: Steve Harlow, Emory Holmes II, Jim "Jimmy The Peach" Aaron, Ruth Parson, Allan Ludwig, Anneke van de Kassteele, Ferrie Differentieel.AudioDownload Mp3 Ferrie introduces the subject of government surveillance. By saying he has been very dissapointed in US President Obama. He has allowed the NSA to collect data on citizens. It seems the NSA is more powerful than the President. Ferris would like to discuss the moral aspects of the recently reveiled data collection of civilian internet activities. Are we, as artists ready to make a statement against this development?Steve says he is not concerned.Ferrie says government spying on citizens is happening in the Netherlands also and he is concerned.Steve says Telegraph, telephone, and Internet are all public communication technology with no presumption of privacy.We were mislead into thinking that we had privacy on telephones, except for extraordinary circumstances when law enforcement got court orders to breach it. We are a
Episode 096 - Origin Stories26/08/2013
Recorded: 19 August, 2013Participants: Steve Harlow, Emory Holmes II, Jim "Jimmy The Peach" Aaron, Ruth Parson, Allan Ludwig.AudioDownload Mp3 Steve says he doesn't want to, "hog all the fun," of moderating the podcast. Artistically, he says he admires the directoral style of Andy Warhol, "turn on the camera.""And take a nap," Emory completes.Steve says he likes the awkward pauses and people fumbling for words, "that's the best part."Allan says he's in mid-coast Maine. Emory asks if he's been fishing? Allan says he's been photographing circles. He likes perfect circles, he thinks imperfect circles are grotesque.Jim suggests a theme of touchstones or starting points for this episode. What caused you to be a creative person? What Is your "pole star," your guide?Emory says he relies on the Blues. When he started reading Nietzsche. He was impressed by the wit, savagery, and generousity of his thinking. He thinks the Blues is comparable. Funny, tragic, violent, and full of shifting moods. He says every story
Episode 095 - The Road Traveled18/08/2013
Recorded: 12 August, 2013Participants: Steve Harlow, Emory Holmes II, Jim "Jimmy The Peach" Aaron, Ruth Parson, Allan Ludwig, Ferrie Differentieel, Anneke van de Kassteele.AudioDownload Mp3 Desmond says being moderator for this episode, "really went to his head." He will lead the discussion on travel, what it means for us.There are two kinds of travel, that which feeds the soul and that which is academic or work related and so, does not contribute to substantially to our development.Desmond says he loves travel because he can see people, similar to him, acting in different circumstances. He recalls reading a book by Nevil Shute which included the suggestion that democracy could be furthered by requiring education and travel as prerequisite for voting. Desmond says he thinks people who have traveled, generally, have a more empathetic view of humankind. David says he is not much of a traveler. He's never been on the European continent. He went to China once, to act in a propanda film made by the Red Army.