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Political Cartoonist Daryl Cagle, Chats with Blurred About Editorial in the 21st Century

In this live-streamed episode with Chat with Political Cartoonist, Daryl Cagle. Daryl shares his journey from Muppet illustrator, to toy inventor, to America’s most widely syndicated political cartoonist. We discuss the sensitivity of press freedoms around the world, journalism for the age of the internet, and ask the age-old question: “Are liberals funnier than conservatives?”.

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Creative Lead for Multimedia Immersive Studio, Moment Factory, Jesse Lee Stout Creates Cutting-Edge Sensory Experiences

Today on Blurred, Jesse Lee Stout talks to us about his work as a creative lead for Moment Factory, a new media and entertainment studio specializing in multimedia environments. This stuff is incredible, gnarly installations combining video, lighting, architecture, sound and special effects, projection mapping, lasers – there’s LASERS. Read more →

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Chef Chris Anderson of Moto Restaurant Talks Gourmet Food, Molecular Gastronomy, Edible Art, Science

If you grant the premise that cooking is an art form – and we most certainly do here at Blurred – then the man you’d want to talk to about it is Chris Anderson, Executive Chef at Moto Restaurant in Chicago. Moto specializes in molecular gastronomy, the physics and chemistry of food, and is continually pushing the boundaries of what we eat (and how!)

We talk to Chris about the current state of the food industry, innovating on classic American recipes and comfort food, and the art, craft and science of “dishing it up” – coming up on Blurred Radio.

This episode is for foodies, innovators, Americans, and any artist or creative who feels stunted in their work.

In This Episode:

  • 0:55 – What is molecular gastronomy?
  • 6:00 – Molecular Gastronomy in Fast Food?
  • 7:30 – Dishes Worth Instagramming
  • 9:15 – Today and Tomorrow: Fighting Status Quo
  • 13:00 – The American Epicurean Identity
  • 16:05 – Moto Marketing, Outreach and Awareness
  • 20:45 – Food, Art, and the Soul
  • 23:20 – The Proper Frame: Creating an Environment for Art.
  • 25:25 – High Art, Low Art, All Art
  • 35:00 – How to Deal with Critics
  • 37:00 – Chris Anderson’s Idea of Success

Show Correction: Nadia Boulanger did not teach Maurice Ravel, but did teach Aaron Copland and Ástor Piazzolla.

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RUHM Luxury Marketing Creates Full-Service Campaigns for Ultra-High End Homes and Properties; Without a Heart, It’s Just a House

Today on Blurred, we have Mark Fitzpatrick the CEO and Opie Opfer the Creative Director for RUHM Luxury Marketing, a full-service creative agency for ultra-high-end homes and developments. Mark and Opie talk about drawing the personality out of a truly beautiful, custom home and inspiring potential buyers to create their own memories there.

We also get into the nuts and bolts of real estate marketing, why the status quo is NOT quo, and how to know whether a potential buyer might be bluffing.

In This Episode:

  • 3:00 – What is Ruhm?
  • 05:50 – The Status is Not Quo
  • 08:35 – The Media and PR Strategy for Luxury Marketing
  • 13:30 – How does Ruhm make money?
  • 16:10 – Using Data to Create Successful Campaigns
  • 20:30 – What Parts of a Website Drive the Most Traffic
  • 22:15 – Where Lines are Blurring in Luxury Marketing
  • 26:15 – Pushback from the Real Estate Industry
  • 28:30 – Crafting the Right Message – Cavu Vegas and Hurlingham Drive
  • 35:15 – Who Retains Rights to the Creative?
  • 38:55 – A Sketch of a Successful Creative Partnership
  • 41:45 – Ruhm’s Philosophy on Tech and Gear – Rent vs Buy
  • 44:30 – Next Steps for Ruhm and Contact Info

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