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Ike Sriskandarajah

Ike Sriskandarajah appears in the following:

Six-Second Movies: From Soldiers to the Suburbs

Friday, August 09, 2013

What can you accomplish in six seconds? Unwrap a piece of gum, tie your shoes, or make a very short movie. That’s the premise of Twitter’s video app, Vine — recording video and audio for no more than six seconds. Since the platform launched earlier this year, millions of users have ...

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Why Is Pop Music So Sad?

Friday, February 22, 2013

Pop music's not what it used to be. A study published in the Journal of Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts tracked the mood of pop songs over five decades of Billboard charts, and it confirms that pop has changed in substantial ways. Far more of today’s hits are now in minor ...

Graphic: How pop has become sadder since the 1960s

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Who Backs The Backers on Kickstarter?

Friday, February 08, 2013

Kickstarter is a crowd-funding site where creative people ask for money to complete projects. Creators state a funding goal, and come up with enticements for potential backers. If, and only if, the goal is reached, Kickstarter turns over the money and its involvement ends ...

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Amanda Palmer: Kickstarting Controversy

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Amanda Palmer knows how to use the internet. She was the first musician to raise over a million dollars on Kickstarter last year to record and release Theatre Is Evil, which debuted in the top 10 on the Billboard chart with no music industry backing.

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Why Is Pop Music So Sad?

Friday, September 07, 2012

Pop music's not what it used to be. That’s what every generation of grown-ups says about what the kids are listening to, but fogey cliches aren’t necessarily wrong. A recent study in the Journal of Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts tracked the mood of pop ...

Graphic: How pop has become sadder since the 1960s

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Hackers Try to Save the Music Industry

Friday, May 11, 2012

At the Rethink Music conference in Boston last month, programmers, developers, and tinkerers showed up for a 24-hour coding frenzy — a hackathon — at Microsoft’s New England Research and Development (NERD) Center, vying to make the coolest app that could transform music. ...

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Side Effect: Burmese Punk

Friday, March 30, 2012

This weekend the country formerly known as Burma is holding democratic elections — the country’s first legitimate elections in decades — ending the 50-year isolation of the country. Everyone there has something at stake — including a trio of punk rockers called Side Effect ...

Bonus Tracks: "Evenings Under the Influence" and "Desperate"

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