1. Amused Now Featured Artist Interview with Alvin Harrison


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    Cynthia Kahn interviews Alvin Harrison, founder of The 99 music movement

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    • Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa: Out Of Thin Air - THE 99


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      Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa is a Kuwaiti clinical psychologist and creator of THE 99, the first Islamic archetype comic superheroes. Inspired by Islamic culture and history, the series promotes tolerance, teamwork and appreciation of diversity. Forbes named THE 99 as one of the top 20 global trends, and President Barack Obama praised it as the most innovative of the thousands of new entrepreneurs viewed by his Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship. In his presentation, Dr. Al-Mutawa shares the progress of THE 99 from idea, to comic book series in 8 languages, to a theme park in Kuwait and an animated series. With support from Arts Engine and the Arab American National Museum. This lecture took place on December 8, 2011 as part of the University of Michigan School of Art & Design's Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series. Established with the generous support of alumna Penny W. Stamps, the Speaker Series brings respected emerging and established artists/designers from a broad spectrum of media to the School to conduct a public lecture and engage with students, faculty, and the larger University and Ann Arbor communities. All programs take place on Thursdays at 5:10 pm at the historic Michigan Theater, located at 603 E. Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor, and are free of charge and open to the public. For more information, please visit: art-design.umich.edu/stamps

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      • Occupy Philadelphia: Money Is Wrong


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        An interview on wealth redistribution and money during the 2011 Occupy Philadelphia protests. Cinematographer: Dr. J Editor: Dr. J Camera: iPad

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        • Occupy Philadelphia: Bernanke China Interview


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          An interview on the US debt and China during the 2011 Occupy Philadelphia protests. Cinematographer: Dr. J Editor: Dr. J Camera: iPad - experimenting with using the iPad in the field. Interesting bit of rolling shutter in the background on the first scene.

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          • Naif Al-Mutawa: The continuing saga of The99, superheroes inspired by Islam


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            Watch video: Naif Al-Mutawa: “Crossover Comics: Bridges or Propaganda?” Exclusive video from TEDGlobal 2011! Following up on his TEDTalk last year, Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa, creator of comic The99, talks about what happened after his Islam-inspired superheroes met the Justice League of America in a crossover comic. In the US, a backlash against the animated TV show kept it off the air. Critics accused The99 of radicalizing young children. Naif agrees: The99 will radicalize all children — to teach tolerance.

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            • BURAAQ- Talk with Adil Imtiaz


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              A Candid talk with the Artist of "BURAAQ". The First Muslim superhero by an American Artist. With 2 issues now release, Adil who is also the Co-Founder of SplitMoonArts talks about the comic book and its philosophy.

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