Born Free: The Hip Hop Scene In South Africa

shockwebpic_bornfree_africanhiphopIn recent years a new generation of hip hop artists has emerged in South Africa, who are taking it back to the roots and celebrating the many cultures that surrounded them growing up in the townships. They are reshaping the sense of identity of South Africa’s youth and expressing what it means to be born free.

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SHOCKLEE’s Sonic Realm – New Feature At Clash Magazine

shockwebpic_clashHSfeatureClash Magazine spent some time with SHOCKLEE – check out the new exclusive feature and mix at Clash. Words by Robin Murray and pics by Paul Hyde…

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The Surprising Habits Of Original Thinkers

shockwebpic_habitsoforiginalthinkersHow do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies “originals”: thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of originals — including embracing failure. “The greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they’re the ones who try the most,” Grant says. “You need a lot of bad ideas in order to get a few good ones.”

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Raving Iran – New Documentary Shows The Challenges Two Techno DJ’s In Tehran Face

shockwebpic_ravingiranRaving Iran is a new documentary making the festival rounds that shows the challenges that two DJ’s face in Iran when they try to follow their music aspirations.

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Discwoman Is On A Mission To Highlight Women In Electronic Music

shockwebpic_smirnoffdiscwomenIn this new series presented by the Smirnoff Sound Collective, Tribes explores the NYC rooted collective of rising female music makers, DJ’s and producers known as Discwoman. They discuss the changes in the electronic scene and how they are on a mission to bring awareness to gender diversity in music around the globe.

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How We Made Public Enemy’s Fight The Power

shockwebpic_ftp_guardian_mar2016The song could have gone a lot softer, a lot neater, a lot tighter – but it would have lost the chaos. When something is organised and aligned, it represents passivity. But any resistance, any struggle to overcome, is going to be chaotic.

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The End Of Privacy

shockwebpic_theendofprivacyWhen criminals, businesses, and governments monitor you, what does privacy mean anymore? Edward Snowden, Marc Goodman and Vint Cerf on privacy in a digital age. Watch this video, the first on a series on privacy from innovation engine XPRIZE.

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Akon Lighting Africa Is Bringing Electricity To Millions Without It

shockwebpic_akonlightingafricaAs of today, 600 Million Africans still don’t have access to electricity. Multi-platinum recording artist Akon is doing something to change that by bringing solar power to millions of households in over 20 countries on the African continent with his new Akon Lighting Africa initiative.

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The Human Experiment Documentary Explores Our Exposure To Chemicals

shockwebpic_thehumanexperimentfilmWith thousands of untested chemicals in our everyday products, have we all become unwitting guinea pigs in one giant human experiment? The powerful and inspiring new documentary The Human Experiment goes behind the scenes in the fight to protect us from these toxic products before they cause irrevocable harm to our health.

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Protect The Net: The History Of Net Neutrality

shockwebpic_netneutralityexplainedNow that the FCC has voted yes on Net Neutrality and has vowed to establish rules that will prevent internet service providers from creating fast lanes, throttling speeds or blocking sites, the future of the internet is on the right track.

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