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Fredara Mareva
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Fredara Mareva lives in Brooklyn, but also lives somewhere between balancing serious academic inquiry and entrepreneurial enterprise. Her love of music is so strong that it survived the relentless toil of graduate work in ethnomusicology at Indiana University. Musical passion in tact, Fredara spends her play time, intensely watching football, incessantly noshing, and dancing.


Monday, March 12 2012

SXSW Interactive 2012: The Triumph of Unmediated Interaction

Perhaps the best summation of the role of people and technology came from someone I overheard: “You should use the internet to get off the internet." That same thought applies to all of technology. We use our gadgets and apps to help us make decisions about our unmediated, not just our virtual presences.


Thursday, September 12 2013

This Is Hip Hop: Summerstage 2013 Series - New York (Photos)

One of the best things about New York City is its annual SummerStage series.

Wednesday, March 14 2012

SXSW Interactive: Blacks in Technology: Blazing a Path

If Silicon Valley is to be “the new promised land” for African Americans it will be because these tech entrepreneurs continue to build on their success and because venture capitalists understand the importance of having all the brilliant ideas available (regardless of from where they come) represented in the marketplace.

Tuesday, February 14 2012

Tough Like Glue: An Interview with V.V. Brown

She's a pianist, a singer, and a part-time punk bandleader who managed to garner interest from the likes of P. Diddy and more on her quest for true soulfulness. Sitting down with PopMatters, Brown tells us all about her journey towards getting here.

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