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Projection, Whitechapel Gallery, London
Artists Franco and Eva Mattes discuss their latest project, Dark Content. The project explores the world of content moderators, the invisible work force of actual human beings responsible for keeping graphic, offensive, and violent videos and images out of social media and search results. Google, Facebook, Twitter — really almost any social platform you can think of —- employs moderators, yet the work they do, and the workers themselves, are totally invisible to the general public. For Dark Content Franco and Eva conducted a series of anonymous interviews with moderators and turned their words into animated short videos. These videos are only visible on the Dark Net, a part of the Internet that allows for total anonymity and must be accessed through a special browser called Tor.
Bartees Cox is a songwriter and producer who spent years playing in bands in Brooklyn before making the move to Washington, DC, where his solo project, Bartees Strange, took focus and grew - from an album of reinterpretations of The National’s music to his stunning full-length, genre-bending… | watch
Joyful Noise Recordings is an Indianapolis-based eclectic indie label begun in 2003 by Karl Hofstetter. In this episode, we'll hear a ton of great music from the label's releases, along with an interview with Karl where we cover the label's beginnings, the importance of physical art objects, and how… | listen
#StopAsianHate! Do we need to say more? Yes, we do—with music & resources. | read