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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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Walt Disney Imagineering Music Director John Dennis on Sound & Story at the Parks, Around the World

A Look into the Mind of a Disney Imagineer: Today on Blurred, we sit down with John Dennis, Executive Creative Director of Music at Walt Disney Imagineering. John talks to us about the continually evolving role of music throughout the Disney Parks, how to tell Disney stories across cultures and around the world, and how to maintain a deep culture of innovation in the heart of a global brand. Read more →

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Indie Game Developer Joe Russ on Crowdfunding, the Artist’s Struggle, and Creative Integrity

Today on Blurred Radio, we talk to Joe Russ, founder of Mografi and co-creator of Jenny LeClue, a forthcoming multi-platform choose-your-own adventure game. We talk about the blurring lines of indie game development, crowd funding and pushing the boundaries of interactive art making.

On a more pensive note, Joe talks about the artist’s struggle, dealing with loss, and balancing “good enough” with a crippling pursuit of perfectionism. All that and more on today’s episode of Blurred Radio.

In This Episode:

  • 00:50 – Jenny LeClue – A Social Choose-Your-Own Adventure Game
  • 03:00 – Having the Right Team for Maximum Flexibility
  • 06:10 – Stylistic Influences for Jenny LeClue
  • 09:20 – The Story of Jenny LeClue
  • 10:50 – On Animation as a Storytelling Platform
  • 13:50 – Joe Russ’ early development: Entrepreneurship + Illustration
  • 16:55 – Crowdfunding, Entrepreneurship, Risk and Getting the Word Out
  • 21:15 – Creativity as a Means of Dealing with Loss
  • 23:55 – Trusting Your Instincts, Being Honest and Overcoming Fear
  • 27:35 – Riding the Tension between “Good Enough” and Artistic Compromise
  • 29:50 – Pre-Selling Projects and the Future of Media Finance
  • 33:50 – The Field of Competition in Indie Game Dev
  • 35:40 – The Audio World of Jenny LeClue
  • 38:15 – Timeframe for Release
  • 40:15 – Advice to Beginners – How to Get Started
  • 42:00 – Goodbye, Joe Russ!

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Audio Guru Jeff Fuller Talks Mixing, Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl, the Future of Sound Engineering, and Staying Upbeat Under Tight Deadlines

On today’s episode of Blurred Radio, we talk to Jeff Fuller, Audio Supervisor and Head Mixer at Therapy Studios in Santa Monica, California. Jeff has a long history with the art of sound, from commercials to TV series and feature films. He has worked on spots for clients including Pepsi, Chrysler, Wild Turkey, Toyota, Asics, Hulu, Petco, and the list goes on. Read more →

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