Creative Disturbance

Join Ben Lima for a conversation with art historian Michael Lobel, author of numerous books on the subjects of pop and postwar art. The two discuss realism, pop art, and how the culture of commercial art has changed over the years. 

Recorded and edited by Oskar Olsson. 

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Roger Malina is joined by Amir Boroujerdi, founder of CollegeReadyPrep and longtime educator, for a conversation on the topics of learning, education, and the goal of prparing young students for a lifetime journey of learning. 

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Suzanne Preston Blier, President of the College Art Foundation and author of numerous works on Art History, joins Ben Lima for a conversation on the ideas of risk, power and identity in African art and culture. 

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Would you believe me if I told you that you are exercising your brain just by listening to your favorite music?  Neuroscientific research suggests that music has impacted the minds of children and elderly in profound ways. Music continues to promote neuroplasticity even in the aging brain. Join my conversation on how music makes you smarter with Dr. Kathryn Evans, a singer, conductor, director, producer, and academic researcher.

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Do you know what telematics is? Can plants be connected to computers? And what does this have to do with art?

Luciano Queiroz (@lucianocupim) and João Silveira (@johngaucho) receive Guto Nóbrega to understand what hyperorganisms and hybridity are.

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In part two of Traversing Raagas, Deepa Ganesh discusses her experiences with Gangubai Hangal, who was a Indian Classical Singer of the Khyal genre from the Kirana Gharana in Hindustani Classical Music. Gangubai lived a simple, humble life in Hubli, a city in the state of Dharwad in Karnataka. She was always generous and kind to all the people around her, often sharing sweets, cheer and joy. After meeting her for a brief time during Gangubai's birthday, Deepa wrote an article on her for Frontline and the response to the article was huge. In reply to this response, Three Essays, a publisher based in Delhi, commissioned Deepa to write a book on her. Deepa lived with Gangubai inside her house and started writing the book in 2007. Gangubai faced several difficulties in her life due to the caste system and gender inequalities where women were discouraged from taking up singing as a form of employment. Deepa published the book "A Life in Three Octaves" in 2013, which chronicled the life and fond memories of Gangubai Hangal. Her legacy continues through her voice and soulful music. 
At the end of this podcast, we hear Gangubai Hangal's recital of Raag Shuddha Kalyan.
Bumpers by Hamid Hassan ​
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A conversation with Tania Aedo, cultural producer and director of Laboratorio Arte Alameda. 

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