1. Snowden and the Future - Part I: Westward the course of Empire


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    Video recording of Eben Moglen's talk "Snowden and the Future - Part I: Westward the course of Empire" given at Columbia University's Law School (Jerome Greene Hall, room 101) in New York City, NY, USA on October 9, 2013 from 16:30-17:30 (UTC-4)

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    • Radio Operas Promo


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      Friday February 28 – March 1, 2014 | 8:00 PM Underground Theater at Abrons Arts Center Experiments in Opera returns to Abrons to premiere Radio Operas – a collection of six 10-15 minute works that explore a wide range of stories highlighting the composers’ interests in Modern abstractionism, science fiction, melodrama, satire, hallucinatory experiences, scientific discoveries, and pop culture icons. These are not nostalgic homages to the radio plays of yesteryear. EiO’s Radio Operas are daring new operatic works created by some of the premiere experimental composers of today and designed specifically with this format in mind. Rather than prioritizing stage design and visual storytelling, these opera vignettes feature sound effects performed live by a foley artist, spoken text, music and singing and will rely on the imagination of the listener to create the image of the stories. This inversion of standard operatic presentation will be made complete when the six featured works are recorded at the studios of Q2 Music for world premiere webcasts and on-demand streaming. Q2 Music will share one opera on consecutive nights Monday through Saturday at 8 pm during a special week in March. Additionally, in partnership with CultureBot.org, composers and collaborators featured on Radio Operas will take part in a free public discussion - Opera in Dialogue #2 on Saturday, March 1 at 5pm in the Abrons Underground Theater – exploring the ideas behind this innovative program. The six RADIO OPERAS: Scored for soprano, percussion, viola and electronics, ‘Ping’ by John King is an adaptation of a Samuel Beckett short story written in a stream of abstract imagery and thoughts. This performance uses musical substitutions to punctuate the flow of the spoken text and will feature soprano Joan LaBarbara and electronics by John King. ‘The Mutt’ by Matthew Welch, takes as its subject freestyle skateboarder Rodney Mullen, who invented the vocabulary of modern skateboarding, endured family abuse in his youth, led a double life as a burgeoning biomedical engineer, and now is an established inventor. The music will feature James Moore and Taylor Levine, from the Dither electric guitar quartet, Matthew Welch on spoken word, and will involve electro-acoustically sequenced “Foley” skateboarding sounds by Steve Brush. ‘Thomas Paine in Violence’ by Paul Pinto is a mad psychedelic depiction of the final days of the American founding father’s life. Paine—portrayed by a soprano spurting speech, operatic vignettes and a number of extended vocal techniques—transports “herself” through space and time, including on “her” deathbed in 1809, the Stock Market of 2008, and the future. Scored for soprano, electronics and drums and featuring soprano Joan LaBarbara, and foley artist Steve Brush. In ‘The Collector’ by Aaron Siegel, a character delivers a wild and delusional monologue detailing his dangerous obsession with stamp collecting. The natural rhythms of the spoken text are mimicked in increasing accuracy by the instruments in the ensemble. The Collector is scored for piano, soprano, vibraphone and actor and will feature pianist Karl Larson, percussionist Matt Evans, soprano Jamie Jordan and Aaron Siegel as the collector. ‘I Need Space’ by Jason Cady and Ann Heppermann tells the story of a couple moving to a Martian colony but breaking up on the way there. It is set in an alternate present: 2014 as it had been imagined by science fiction writers in the 1950s. I Need Space is scored for two voices, guitar, piano, synthesizer and Foley artist and features tenor Vince B. Vincent, soprano Erin Flannery, guitarist Mary Halvorson, pianist Karl Larson, Jason Cady on modular synthesizer and Foley artist Steve Brush. ‘These Walls Can Talk (Working Title)’ by Jonathan Mitchell tells the story of a guy who has figured out a way to extract sounds from objects. By inserting a needle into a wall (for example), he can measure the microscopic effects of variations of air pressure over time, and hear conversations that took place in that room. He can do the same thing with stones from Egypt, or the Great Wall of China.

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      • From Trouble to Triumph, #1b (John MacArthur)


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        About the American Revolution, Thomas Paine said, “These are the times that try men's souls.” Of course, those words could apply to your life today . . . or sometime soon. How can you know victory amid struggles? http://www.gty.org/Radio/Archive

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        • Make Your Clients Work For It


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          In this episode of On A Roll, Mike Michalowicz explains how to increase loyalty from customers by making them do some of the work.

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          • 8th June


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            Paine-Full Please visit zen420.com The Once & Future Ken: Kevin Carr. With: Thomas Sandnaes. A KevCarrToon. © 2013 JBPinc POB1549 Hollywood CA 90078 USA

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            • Thomas Paine talks "Common Sense" and iCaucus


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              This is a promo piece I produced and directed for iCaucus starring the great Bob Basso as Thomas Paine. It was actually shot guerrilla style at a Hotel in Downtown San Diego with an improvised green screen and whatever lighting I could come up with on site. Shot on an HVX200 with Sennheiser wireless lav.

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              • Is the Decline in Religion the Beginning of the Second Enlightenment?


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                Is the Decline in Religion the Beginning of the Second Enlightenment? That question is explored in this video, as rising numbers across the planet are increasingly identifying as non-religious.

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                • Det är oerhört viktigt att människan och samhället blir medvetna om sin patologi - Program 265


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                  Det är oerhört viktigt att vi blir medvetna om människans fördolda attityder. Media borde hjälpa till genom att förmedla kunskap om det som verkligen intresserar oss – och inte det som intresserar maktmänniskorna. Vår moderna civilisation bildades i och med de vackra idealen som utvecklades av USAs grundlagsfäder – Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Thomas Paine och Alexander Hamilton – och de franska upplysningsfilosferna. Det som fått oss att avlägsna oss ifrån dessa ideal är de tio grundidéerna som utgör Washingtons konsensus, som är motsatsen till Judendomens, Kristendomens och Islams lagar.

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                  • Tea Party OC


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                    Tea Party movement event. Sponsored by SOC912 This is not a new political party.

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                    • Unitarian Universalists


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                      Dale Brown comments on the history and heretical views of the Unitarian Universalist religion.

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