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Music Origins Project is a experimental website we have developed to discuss the history and future of music, with an initial focus on electronic music and related art forms.
A Google Map identifying the cultural origins of various musical art forms will be the lens for the exploration of each art form.
Ultimatly, site will be a searchable, virtual museum offering informed dialogue about the cultural origins of musical art forms along with geolocated multimedia documentation. The project will have an educational component to teach students 21st Century literacy Skills.We are currently seeking teachers and/or teams of young people to get involved... Powered by UrbanThinking
Radio Rookies is a New York Public Radio initiative that provides teenagers with the tools and training to create radio stories about themselves, their communities and their world. In this video teens use the cutting edge HTML 5 tool, Popcorn Maker, to create an incredibly engaging and interactive multimedia piece on New York police departments controversial "stop and frisk" policy.
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Posted by David Grandison (Urban Universe) on April 1, 2013 at 11:24am
The iconic photograph of Afro American athletes from the US Olympic Team on the Gold and silver steps of the podium, with fists raised in what was known as the "Black Power" salute, reverberated around the world... The story that has not been told was the backlash the athletes faced after the historic stand. Salute is a documentary that tell the story and the little know story of the third Australian athlete who shared the podium with them. I'm very interested to see this film so I'll be…Continue
Posted by David Grandison (Urban Universe) on July 11, 2012 at 10:00am