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by PopMatters Staff

22 Oct 2013

Now we have the pleasure of presenting you with the results in the form of this live show featuring Mercury-prize nominated sound poet Ghostpoet, along with forward-looking electronic maestro Koreless and visual artist Alex Turvey.

by PopMatters Staff

8 Oct 2013

Photos: Emily Hope Photography

Bringing this effort to life are the trio of celebrated, Mercury-prize nominated hip-hopper Ghostpoet, along with forward-looking electronic maestro Koreless and visual artist Alex Turvey. During this endeavour, fans have been asked to share what moves them artistically with the hashtags #makeourmark and #moves.

Meanwhile, Ghostpoet, Koreless, and Turvey have been hard at work on a singular piece of collaboration with each artist focusing on their core strength: Ghostpoet handles the words, Koreless has been composing music and Turvey has been crafting the visual representation. In the view below, the artists tell us about the piece they have been creating.

by PopMatters Staff

9 Jul 2013

Accomplished British electronic music producer DJ Fresh teamed up with three disabled musicians—Andy, Mark and Jo—who share Fresh’s passion for electronic music, but lack the ability to physically play the keys of a synthesizer, in order to create a new song based solely on the three men’s brainwaves. Dr. Julien Castet is the fellow who manages the technology, which utilizes Brain-Computer Interfaces that allows individuals to literally send commands to a computer via their brainwaves. It’s hugely powerful technology that opens up a world of creativity and digital productivity to people previously denied such means of expression.

by PopMatters Staff

2 Apr 2013

The screen on this powerful little machine has to be seen to be believed. BRAVIA® TV tech gives you 1080p HD quality on your cell phone and the 5” full HD Reality Display packs 443 pixels per inch, for razor sharp pictures and superior brightness.

The Sony Xperia Z’s slim, handsome design will slip easily into your pocket, ready for anything, wherever you go. But don’t let its elegance fool you. The Sony Xperia Z is tough and built to withstand conditions that just kill the ordinary smartphone. See what Sony does to their Xperia Z here, and be amazed.

by PopMatters Staff

18 Jun 2012

POPMATTERS SPONSOR—Far East Movement made their mark on the downtown LA dance scene with a sound they label as “dirty bass”, which takes elements from hip-hop and pop equally to concoct a banging sound designed to fill dancefloors. The group released their new album Dirty Bass this past week, their first full-length since 2010’s Free Wired. Below is the video for the album’s single “Dirty Bass”, as well as number of Dirty Bass Boombox Sessions filmed recently.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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