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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:

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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Stop Motion with Heart

Monday, June 09, 2014

Ainslie Henderson is a Scottish animator with a keen sense of humor and a number of unresolved childhood issues. His work will break your heart in the best way.

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Julian Lage: The Prodigy Grows Up

Friday, May 30, 2014

Julian Lage started playing guitar at five, and traded solos with Santana at eight. There was even a documentary made about him. Now, at 26, he’s finally coming out with a solo record.

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These Algorithmic Creatures Don't Bite

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Visual artist and creative programmer Raven Kwok uses computer coding and mathematical theory to create "algorithmic creatures" that move, shift, and morph in a mesmerizing dance.

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Edward Hopper's Paintings Invaded by Social Media

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Edward Hopper's depictions of modern American life are full of loneliness, regret and boredom — emotions that, 70 years later, social media seems to have heightened. But Nastya Nudnik has fun with that in her series Emoji-nation.

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Joan As Police Woman Feels Happy -- Honest

Friday, May 23, 2014

Joan Wasser began her music career as a utility player — until she adopted the stage identity Joan As Police Woman and became an indie favorite in her own right. On her latest album, The Classic, she sets her startlingly honest lyrics in a joyful Motown sound.

Bonus Track: "Witness" live in Studio 360

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French Impressionists in the American Southwest

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Erin Hanson uses oil and impasto brush strokes in a style that's often called Open-Impressionism.

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The Secret Life of Vegetables

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Shawn Feeney studied forensic facial imaging with the FBI. Now he transforms everything from parsnips to pumpkins to papayas into fascinating faces and strange characters.

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Like Shopkeeper, Like Shop

Monday, May 19, 2014

Photographer Vladimir Antaki travels the world capturing shopkeepers in their shops, discovering order in the dizzying array of merchandise.

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