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Hollywood music editor, sound entrepreneur Alex Levy discusses the evolution of creative technologies and how our interfaces affect us.

Hollywood music editor, interface designer, sound entrepreneur Alex Levy joins us to discuss the evolution of creative technologies and how our interfaces affect us.

Alex and his team of entrepreneur sound-creatives at Epilogue Media are pioneering new and blurry ways of incorporating music and sound into immersive entertainment experiences, notably with live-to-picture orchestra performances of films like Star Trek and Back to the Future, and recently with the immersive blackout sound experience at the Tactile Dome at San Francisco’s Exploratorium.

We get a deep dive on the evolution of motion picture and music editing tools, automating menial tasks that prohibit collaboration, as well as how our interfaces impact the creative process.

In This Episode:

  • 2:00 – Alex Levy, Founder of Epilogue Media
  • 3:00 – What is a Music Editor?
  • 14:50 – The Evolution of Music and Picture Editing Technology
  • 28:00 – Live-to-Picture Touring Film Concerts
  • 45:45 – Interface Design Is Vital to Creativity
  • 49:15 – Is Human Creativity Automatable?
  • 54:25 – What is Epilogue Media, Exactly?
  • 56:00 – The Tactile Dome at the Exploratorium

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The Void is a Fully Immersive Interactive VR Experience That Takes Place in Real Space and Time

The Void is a full virtual reality experience that takes place in real space and real-time. Think full immersive VR meets interactive narrative multiplayer storytelling meets…the entertainment experience of the future. Basically it’s the Holodeck. 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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From CIA to Whiteboard Explainer Videos, Marc Strong of Wienot Films on the Business of Creativity

On this episode of Blurred, we’re talking to Marc Strong, former CIA intelligence analyst and now the driving force behind Wienot films. (Yes, you read that correctly). Using his finely-honed skills in analysis, Marc directs and produces whiteboard explainer videos for major corporations, distilling big ideas into their simplest forms. Read more →

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