1. Soundwalk ~ Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, New York Public Library

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    This audio soundwalk through the New York Public Library's Stephen A. Schwarzman Building was recorded on February 18, 2011 as an exercise for Sound and The City, a course taught by Daniel Perlin for NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program. Sound was recorded as a 48 kHz / 24-bit stereo .WAV file and edited in Audacity. Still images were added in iMovie.

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    • Jay-Z 11.15.10 LIVE SHORTS

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      Fiercely candid, uncompromising, provocative, inspiring—DECODED is the long awaited first book by the multi-platinum, 10-time Grammy Award winning artist, entrepreneur, and icon JAY-Z. "When I first started working on this book, I told my editor that I wanted to do three important things. The first was to make the case that hip-hop lyrics-not just my lyrics, but those of every great MC-are poetry if you look at them closely enough. The second was that I wanted the book to tell a little bit of the story of my generation, to show the context for the choices we made at a violent and chaotic crossroads in recent history. And the third piece was that I wanted the book to show how hip-hop created a way to take a very specific and powerful experience and turn it into a story that everyone in the world could feel and relate to."-JAY-Z, from DECODED DECODED is a narrative journey through the lyrics and life of one of the most prolific artists of our time. JAY-Z describes the meanings behind some of his most provocative songs and provides a highly personal narrative of the culture that so powerfully shaped his life and art. "I saw the circle before I saw the kid in the middle. I was nine years old, the summer of 1978, and Marcy was my world." For JAY-Z, lyrics aren't just about songs, they're about life, and in DECODED he brings his own story to life, writing about his journey from Brooklyn's notorious Marcy Projects to becoming a world-class artist, cultural icon, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. "I went straight-stopped selling drugs-but I also didn't accept the false choice between poverty and breaking the law." At the New York Public Library, JAY-Z will share his thoughts on growing up as a hustler and feeling judged simply because of where he was from. He will also address issues that informed him and his songwriting: How did visual art and poetry influence his craft? How did he get involved in politics when he never really trusted the system? How did he stay honest to himself in the world of big business and how did he shed stereotypes when he'd been labeled one all his life? CORNEL WEST is a democratic intellectual. He is the Class of 1943 University Professor at Princeton University. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard and has an M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy at Princeton. He has taught at Union Theological Seminary, Yale, Harvard and the University of Paris. His books include Race Matters, Democracy Matters, and Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud. Cornel West has appeared in many documentaries and films including Examined Life, Call & Response, Sidewalk and Stand. He has made three spoken word albums including Never Forget, collaborating with Prince, Jill Scott, Andre 3000, Talib Kweli, KRS-One and the late Gerald Levert. His recent spoken word interludes were featured on Terence Blanchard's Choices, The Cornel West Theory's Second Rome and Raheem DeVaughn's Love & War: Masterpeace. PAUL HOLDENGRÄBER is the Director of LIVE from the NYPL. Paul Holdengraber, "Making the Lions Rap: The Transformative Power of Jay-Z", www.huffingtonpost.com, December 23, 2010 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-new-york-public-library/making-the-lions-rap_b_800823.html

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      • Urban Intervention-The Big Book (Rough Cut)

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        Parsons The New School for Design MFA-DT major studio assignment. Team designs intervention at the New York Public Library building steps. Participants get words out of a giant book to make their own sentences.

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        • Justin Spring in Conversation with Honor Moore

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          Justin Spring spoke with Honor Moore at the New York Public Library on September 29th, 2010. BOMB was there. bombsite.com/​issues/​1000/​articles/​4674/​

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          • NY Public Library (Three Faiths - Projection on Building)

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            NY Public Library Three Faiths exhibition open Friday, October 22, 2010 through Sunday, February 27, 2011.

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            • Liberty Now — Edward Kasinec

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              Edward Kasinec is an internationally known Slavic and East European library and resources specialist the, and the Director of the New York Public Library Slavic & Baltic Division. The Division was established as a Slavic and Baltic vernacular-language collection in 1898, and a number of its exchange partnerships with libraries, universities and research institutes in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union date back to this period. The Division currently maintains exchange relationships with approximately 195 institutions. Languages represented include 13 Slavic languages (Russian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Ukrainian, Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Belarusan, Slovenian, Macedonian, Serbian or Lusatian, Church Slavonic, Romanian imprints in Cyrillic script), and two Baltic languages (Latvian, Lithuanian). The collection grows through purchase, exchange and gift by some 10,000 items per year.

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              • The Walkmen – "Blue As Your Blood" – Gothamist House

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                Gothamist House The Walkmen – "Blue As Your Blood" Produced by Daniel Grossman Directed by Adam Hall Cinematography by Michael Belcher Sound by Jeff Santanta Production Assistant Michael Zimmer www.gothamist.com www.thewalkmen.com www.foglightfilms.com

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                • The Walkmen – "Woe Is Me" – Gothamist House

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                  The Walkmen – "Woe Is Me" – Gothamist House Produced by Daniel Grossman Directed by Adam Hall Cinematography by Michael Belcher Sound by Jeff Santanta Production Assistant Michael Zimmer www.gothamist.com www.thewalkmen.com www.foglightfilms.com

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                  • Patti Smith 4.29.10 LIVE SHORTS

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                    In Just Kids, Patti Smith’s first book of prose, the legendary American artist offers a never-before-seen glimpse of her remarkable relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in the epochal days of New York City and the Chelsea Hotel in the late sixties and seventies. An honest story of youth and friendship, Smith brings the same unique, lyrical quality to Just Kids as she has to the rest of her formidable body of work—from her influential 1975 album Horses to her visual art and poetry. Patti Smith is a writer, artist and performer. Her seminal album Horses was followed by nine releases including Radio Ethiopia, Easter, Dream of Life, Gone Again and Trampin’. Her art work was first exhibited at Gotham Book Mart in 1973, and she has been associated with the Robert Miller Gallery since 1978. Strange Messenger, a retrospective of three hundred works, made its debut at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and has been exhibited world-wide, most notably at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Haus der Kunst, Munich and the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam. Her books include Witt, Babel, Woolgathering, The Coral Sea, and Patti Smith Complete 1975 - 2006. On July 10, 2005, she received the Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, the highest grade awarded by the French Republic to eminent artists and writers who have contributed significantly to furthering the arts throughout the world. Paul Holdengräber is the Director of Public Programs - known as LIVE from the NYPL- for The Research Libraries of The New York Public Library.

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                    • Alive (0:60)

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                      New York Public Library - Radio Spot

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