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On Saturday, May 4th, artists, architects, poets, technologists, entrepreneurs, and inventors shared their ideas and invited participants to actively shape their city and involve themselves in its urban improvement. StreetFest served as the grand finale of the New Museum's Ideas City festival, a four-day conference featuring workshops and more than one hundred independent and public events for proposing solutions and accelerating creativity. BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker was there.
New research reveals we might not be the cognitive jugglers we once thought we were.
Snapchat’s rejection of Facebook’s buyout offer is bringing the popular app a lot of attention…
From slot machines to SAT questions, can computers truly reproduce random selections?
New Yorkers line-up for the interactive attraction as the 2013 Summer Street Festival draws to a close in the Big Apple.
Put on your dancing shoes!
A few digital based life functions that tech entrepreneurs have yet to turn into a you-know-what.
On Saturday, May 4th, artists, architects, poets, technologists, entrepreneurs, and inventors shared their ideas and invited participants to actively shape their city and involve themselves in its urban improvement. StreetFest served as the grand finale of the New Museum's Ideas City festival, a four-day conference featuring workshops and more than one hundred independent and public events for proposing solutions and accelerating creativity. BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker was there.
The grand finale for New Museum's StreetFest shows NYC is a city just chuck full of ideas.
In honor of BTR's Earth Week, I'm joined on Sew & Tell today by special guest Natalia Allen, a pioneer in sustainable fashion design and technology. After graduating as Designer of the Year from Parson's, Natalia worked as a consultant for top-level fashion brands, helping them create accessories and apparel that merged fashion with new technology. It wasn't long before Natalia had seen enough of fashion production to know that it needed to change, and she decided to address those changes by launching her own sustainability-focused company and eponymous label. On today's show, Natalia will talk about the path she took from corporate fashion consultant to sustainable design pioneer, what "sustainable" means for her company and production process, the carefully considered aesthetics of her designs, what it means to be a Young Global Leader, and more. Plus, the latest music from John Grant, No Joy, Beacon, Phoenix, The Thermals, and more in today's mix! (Sadly, we have no update with Dane this week, but he'll be back again next week to talk Mad Men and menswear!) So turn up the volume and celebrate Earth Week with us, as we learn more about how technological advancements can help create responsible fashion!
It's Sense Week on BTR! Andrew Phillips of the National Association of the Deaf joins us (vicariously) to talk about disability issues in the 21st century, and Dr. Kristopher Wells returns to talk about a new ad from his No Homophobes campaign that calls into question the equal treatment of obscenities and derogatory language in the eyes of censors.
Discussing equal access in the digital age and the portrayal of those with disabilities in the media.
"I think designers need to be there when the decisions for the first particles are being designed. Not when the fabric is already on the roll, and it's already created, and it already has inherent in it things that can help or not help you." On today's show, I'm joined by fashion designer, artist, professor and innovator Helen Storey. Currently serving as Professor of Fashion and Science at The London College of Fashion, Helen has had an incredible career that began with Valentino in the '80's, led to the development of her own line in the '90s, and now finds her collaborating with chemist Tony Ryan to address problems created by consumer waste, through technologically innovative, elegant solutions. Tune in as Helen talks about her design experiences, the problematic divide between art and science, the creative challenges she faced in designing a collection inspired by embryotic development, and how your jeans can purify the air. Plus, the latest music from Canadian artist Renny Wilson, Philly-based Bleeding Rainbow, Brooklyn's Takka Takka and more. So turn it up and tell your friends - this is one Sew & Tell they don't want to miss!
Based in Doylestown, PA, and featuring members of past BreakThru Radio favorites White Birds and Drink Up Buttercup, Night Panther has added members and gained notoriety for a handful of tracks in the past year, including a cover of Grizzly Bear’s “Two Weeks.” Assigning their own style the cheeky faux-genre descriptor “sex pop,” in this unique, stripped-down performance -- taking the band away from synths and simplifying their setup with just our studio piano -- things take a distinct turn towards piano pop.
On the eve of the 2013 Oscar nominations, BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker asked people which films they hoped would receive Academy Awards recognition.
Mal Blum is a 24 year old songwriter and performer from New York who spends her time writing songs, traveling the country playing songs, and writing songs about traveling the country playing songs. Her clever and playful style of songwriting has brought praise from many music blogs and publications, as well as the cult hit cable access/internet show, The Chris Gethard Show. For this special episode of BTR Hear & There, Mal is joined by her friend and tourmate, Zoe Boekbinder, for an intimate performance at Sardine, a project space in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
Denmark’s Choir of Young Believers carries a name and sound worthy of a huge orchestral-pop group on Polyphonic Spree levels, but in reality the band is the brainchild of one Jannis Noya Makrigiannis. In 2006, he left the Copenhagen music scene and moved to the Greek island of Samos, where he began developing his own solo material that eventually evolved into COYB. On a recent tour, the group dropped by our studio to share some songs and Jannis spoke to Maia about transitioning from a solo project to a full band, touring internationally, and more.