Mash-Up Round-Up: Climate Change + Public Art
Mash-Ups In The News:
Or, how the mash-up experience of hip-hop found the mash-up experience of being Asian American. Here’s how Azns around the country have found community, connection, and self-expression.
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s interactive ’Border Tuner’ invites people to operate massive robotic searchlights on either side of the U.S.-Mexico border. When two beams of light cross, microphones and speakers switch on to allow communication across the border.
via Texas Monthly
“There is no need to make Thanksgiving about a false past. It is so much better when it celebrates the beauty of the present.” Sean Sherman, a James Beard Award-winning cookbook author and Oglala Lakota Sioux member, focuses on what everybody’s already thinking about: the food.
What does one learn writing speeches on history, civil rights, and faith — with the first Black president of the United States as your speaker and editor? Former speechwriter Adam Frankel talks about his experience with the leader we miss more than ever.
Learn to love those bad gifts or ask for gift cards this year — “National Returns Day” (and our culture of constantly returning online impulse buys) is creating a hidden environmental crisis.
If you already caved and joined Disney+ you might as well watch the best movie on the platform: The Pixar original animated short, “Float.” A father-son story about a child’s difference and the acceptance by his parent, wholly and fully. Great, already crying.
via Angry Asian Man
“New findings validate the angst that many young people experience when they contemplate the world they will inherit. It’s also a reminder there are people alive right now who have stakes in how hot the planet will be in 2100.”
Go back to your country. Go back to Africa. Go back to China. Go back to Mexico. We’ve heard it throughout American history. But telling people they don’t belong, that this is a country for white people, is now on the presidential podium.
“Tireless and fearless.” A personal heroine of Mash-Up HQ, Jess Morales Rocketto has gone from leading chants for the 2016 elections, to leading efforts to reunite children with their loved ones, to launching an organization dedicated to gender equity, and so so much more. We love you Jess!