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Entries from July 2011

Mona Eltahawy Speaking on Revolutionary Women

20 July 2011 · 0 Comments

Mona Eltahawy Speaking on Revolutionary Women from lee-sean on Vimeo. Mona Eltahawy speaking at Purpose on women in the Egyptian Revolution. Video documentation sponsored by Hepnova Multimedia

Activism · PURPOSE · Video


Guqin Jungle Mashup

20 July 2011 · 0 Comments

Nicholas has been working on some beats and sent me a snippet of jungle beats today. I opened the file but forgot to turn off my iTunes, which was playing Chinese guqin music I have been really into lately. The result was a surprising mashup that is pretty awesome. Take a listen to a snippet, […]

China · HEPNOVA · Music


Start with a Circle: Musings on Movement Design, Capoeira, Oscar Wilde, and More

12 July 2011 · 0 Comments

Video of me giving a Pecha Kucha-style talk at a Purpose.com event in March 2011. I weave together a story that combines design philosophy and movement building with anecdotes and metaphors from capoeira, pop culture, and literary history. There was a camera glitch halfway through the talk, so please pardon the jump cut. Music by […]

Capoeira · Culture · Design · HEPNOVA · New York · NYC · PURPOSE · Video · YouTube


The Analog Underground = Neo-Luddites?

7 July 2011 · 0 Comments

The July 3rd issued of New York Magazine features an article about The Analog Underground, “[a] new generation of digital apostates rejects zeroes and ones in favor of celluloid, vinyl, ink, paper, and the click-clack-ding-slide of a typewriter.”  I came across the article rather serendipitously online in the course of some research I have been […]

New York · Technology · Writing


“This Land is Your Land” on Yueqin

5 July 2011 · 0 Comments

Getting all folky on the Fourth of July. Here is my acoustic cover of Woody Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land.” The banjo-like instrument is a Taiwanese instrument called a “yueqin” in Mandarin or “gueh-khim” in Taiwanese. It’s sometimes called a “moon guitar” in English.

Music · YouTube