Welcome to Third Eye Weekly–a podcast hosted by BTR’s Matthew DeMello and Jennifer Smith for underreported news, the spoken word, and radical conversation to keep you informed.
On today’s show, we’re talking with the minds behind two of the most provocative viral videos on the subject of how the Digital Age is doing more to keep us apart rather than bring us together.
Up first, Prince Ea is a rapper and spoken word artist whose video “Can We Auto-Correct Humanity?” was recently featured on BuzzFeed for it’s provocative look at our relationship with our devices.
And later, director Matthew Frost is the auteur behind a number of short films on the pitfalls of new media and self-promotion. His latest features actress Kirsten Dunst and highlights some of the new ways that celebrities and “fans” are interacting… awkwardly.
The Week in Independent Media:
“‘Justice for Jennifer’: Protests Sweep Philippines Following US Marine’s Alleged Murder of Transgender Woman” (Oct 17, Common Dreams)
“This Alabama Judge Has Figured Out How to Dismantle Roe v. Wade” (Oct 10, ProPublica)
“US’S BIGGEST NUCLEAR WASTE SITE REMAINS UNSAFE” (Oct 10, Project Censored)
“BLOWING THE WHISTLE ON CIA TORTURE FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE” (Oct 17, The Intercept)
“Gubernatorial hopefuls outspend US Senate candidates” (Oct 16, The Center for Public Integrity)
The Week in Underreported News in the Mainstream Media:
“Delays requested for 3 Oklahoma executions” (Oct 13, The Washington Post)
“Oklahoma halts double execution after one is botched” (Apr 29th, The Los Angeles Times)
“Hong Kong Police Arrest 26 Amid Street Clashes” (Oct 17, ABC News/AP)
“Texas Abortion Clinics Reopen After Court Reprieve” (Oct 15, ABC News/AP)
“Protesters seize gov’t buildings in Mexico to demand students’ safe return” (EFE/Fox News Latino)
“Mexican federal police deployed to Guerrero towns” (Oct 20, BBC)
“Mexican anti-riot police sent to Guerrero after clashes” (Oct 14, BBC)
“Saudi embassy: Disgruntled worker kills U.S. contractor” (Oct 14, USA TODAY)
Without further ado …
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