Today, Wednesday, April 9, a student at a Pittsburgh-area high school went on a stabbing spree, injuring 20 children and sending three into surgery. Stab victim Nate Scimio, sophomore at Franklin Regional Senior High School, alerted the school to the stabber by pulling the fire alarm. He later posted a selfie to Instagram from the… Continue reading Pittsburgh-Area Stab Victim Garners Support and Criticism with Hospital Selfie
So what’s on the horizon for creative multimedia? The VIA Music & New Media Festival in Pittsburgh is an annual week-long celebration of talented people who are shaping the future of music, art and popular culture. It’s a city-wide “Festival As Laboratory” with mutations in its concepts and performances each year featuring various exhibitions, mobile… Continue reading A Look at What’s Next in Music, Art and Culture: The VIA Festival
I love social media. So back in 2011, I decided to start a business around it. But at some point, social media just stopped being social.
In a noble effort to transform harmful weapons into works of art, Pedro Reyes creates musical instruments from dismantled guns. His latest exhibition, Disarm, is a mechanized orchestra of once deadly instruments. The project is a collaboration between Reyes, several other musicians, and Cocolab, a new media studio based in Mexico City. The group was… Continue reading Disarm: Turning Once Harmful Weapons into an Orchestra of Musical Instruments