Sunday, February 28, 2010

themusicsarecoming

probably as funky as digital can get: themusicsarecoming
"discovering the musics and their crazy memes"

Plakataufwand: digital-to-analogue

Apparently, the digital natives are the generation who grew up with all the virtuality around us and who, in an act of emancipation, retract it.
As a first step, a slow approximation, you can try this service of digital to analogue, virtual to real message conversion: Plakataufwand lets you send lines and location to their email address and they install your thoughts and feelings in public space (at the moment in Berlin, Hamburg and Kiel).

Saturday, February 06, 2010

HipHop Edutainment - Rap History

In Z├╝rich, Munich and Berlin there is an ongoing project called Rap History that wants to extend usual clubbing by adopting a more educative stance: Location as university, DJs as professors & scientists, visitors as nerdy students - veeery HipHop, i'n't it!
Always focusing on a particular year, they accumulated a neat database with rap records and pages with auditory and audiovisual study material.
The next lesson in Munich is "1980" on April 17, 2010, at the University of Glockenbachwerkstatt and at Berlin's Bohannon you may attend a voluntary repetition session of the decade between 1979 and 1989 on April 14, 2010, at 22h30 ct.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Inputinputinput: AtGoogleTalks & pulse-berlin & Pinker's Myth

So much to read and watch and so little time:
AtGoogleTalks
invites interesting speakers (e.g., Chomsky, Pinker, Rushdie, Rifkin, Obama - but also less known ones like Jonah Lehrer or Neal Stephenson)
&
Pulse Berlin
a written and online magazine on "culture, creativity, discussion" with two issues per year
&
Steven Pinker's TED Talk "The Myth of Violence" with a (positive) bird's eye view on human history and development (thanks, Mo)