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Julia Lowrie Henderson

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Julia Lowrie Henderson has crisscrossed the country — from Brooklyn to Oakland to Portland (Maine) and back again. She joined Studio 360 in 2013 after graduating from the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. She has produced stories about Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead, black and white movies, and giant sandworms. Her work has been featured on MPBN, New Hampshire Public Radio, and Public Radio Remix. She once shipped herself 40 lbs worth of family Polaroid pictures and spent a year scanning and chronicling their tales. She enjoys a good joke and a nice, long drive across the country.

Julia Lowrie Henderson appears in the following:

This Is Your Bird on Drugs

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Australian multimedia artist Andy Thomas makes bird songs dance with 3D animations. It’s the latest in his line of “audio life forms.”
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Taylor Mac's History of American Pop in 24 Hours

Friday, August 22, 2014

Taylor Mac isn’t your typical drag performer. For one thing, he’s working on a 24-hour revue of American pop music that goes all the way back to the Revolutionary War.

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Rufus Wainwright: Music Won't Save You

Friday, August 15, 2014

Rufus Wainwright grew up surrounded by folk music royalty. But despite being steeped in that tradition, he encountered his strongest influence when he was a teenager — Verdi’s Requiem.

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Video: Ralph Steadman Draws Kurt

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

When Ralph Steadman came to the studio to talk with Kurt Andersen, we couldn’t resist asking him to do a sketch. Quite a few laughs, a fair share of “Oh dears,” and “a final flourish of splatter” later, we ended up with two drawings of Kurt and a studio desk covered in ink. Watch the video.

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Ralph Steadman Leaves His Mark

Friday, August 08, 2014

The artist who helped define Gonzo journalism with his twisted, violent illustrations is the subject of a new documentary. At age 78, Steadman hasn’t lost his impish humor — as we learned when he started flinging ink all over the studio.

Video: Ralph Steadman draws Kurt

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Gems from National Geographic's Archives

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

National Geographic's Tumblr — aptly called "Found" — draws from 125 years of photographs: from a sunny day in England (1928) to a Casablanca boutique (1971), to a play performance in Greece (1930). And like great albums, the B-sides of National Geographic rival the hits. 

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Video: Lydia Loveless, "Blind" (Live)

Monday, August 04, 2014

The last thing you’d expect to hear out of country crooner Lydia Loveless is a pop song. But when she launches into a Kesha’s “Blind” — sans Autotune or a distracting dance beat — it seems like the song has been waiting for her all along.

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Zooming in on the Topography of Tears

Monday, August 04, 2014

Photographer Rose-Lynn Fisher wondered if her tears of happiness differed from her tears of grief  so she put them under a microscope.

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At MIT, an Ethics Class for Inventors

Friday, July 18, 2014

A class led by two researchers at MIT’s Media Lab asks students to take imaginary technologies from sci-fi classics and turn them into real inventions. Will they miss the point of cautionary tales like Blade Runner or Neuromancer?

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Making Trees Sing

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Bartholomäus Traubeck noticed that the growth rings of a tree resemble grooves on a record. So he devised a system to play a disk of wood. 

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A New Instrument That Lets You See Inside Loop-Based Music

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Jonathan Sparks' creation looks like something between a game and a light show, while allowing viewers inside the creative process. And it's way more fun than watching someone gently tap a pedal.

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Google's Street (Art) View

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

The Street Art Project is an ever-expanding catalog that allows you to visit sites around the world  and turn back the clock on art that's been erased.

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Carl Zimmer on Giant Sandworms

Friday, July 04, 2014

The science writer Carl Zimmer was 10 years old when his family moved to rural New Jersey. He quickly made a new friend whose father was the prolific science fiction illustrator John Schoenherr. Zimmer hadn’t read Dune, or seen Schoenherr’s unforgettable illustrations of sandworms. ...

Slideshow: Jack Schoenherr’s paintings

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These Still Lifes Are Locally Grown

Monday, June 30, 2014

Kimberly Witham is a professional photographer with a green thumb, a certificate in taxidermy, and a background in art history. She manages to combine all three in a series of photographs called On Ripeness and Rot.

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1914 Blues Challenge: Marc Anthony Thompson Picks a Winner(s)

Friday, June 27, 2014

For our latest listener challenge, we asked you to record your versions of one of 1914’s hit songs, “Yellow Dog Blues” by W.C. Handy — and you came through. Now our guest judge Marc Anthony Thompson (a.k.a. Chocolate Genius) reveals two winners.

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This Tampon Ad is Funny. Period.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

If this new video from HelloFlo is any indication, commercials for feminine hygiene products are poised to go from totally lame to totally awesome.

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A Constellation of Soccer Balls

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Mandy Barker asked people to send her photographs of soccer balls they found washed up on their local beaches. She ended up with images of 769 balls from 144 shores in 41 countries and islands around the world. She's transformed them into galaxies floating in space.

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Video: Hurray for the Riff Raff, "The Body Electric" (Live)

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Johnny Cash told the story of a young woman's murder in "Delia's Gone." Now Hurray for the Riff Raff’s Alynda Lee Segarra adds another chapter to the tale with “The Body Electric.” She and the band recently performed the song live in Studio 360.

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Heavy Metal + Embroidery = One Epic Music Video

Thursday, June 12, 2014

When the UK heavy metal band Throne wanted to make a music video for its new song "Tharsis Sleeps," they came up with an idea that will shock even hardcore fans: embroidery. 3,000 frames and 45 million stitches later... Watch the result.

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Jurassic Art

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Translating the information from dinosaur bones into an accurate picture that includes muscles and skin takes a special type of creativity. When paleontologists make a discovery, this is their go-to artist.

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