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  • Remembering Tony Schwartz

    Remembering Tony Schwartz

    Tony Schwartz, audio pioneer, media theorist and known as “The Wizard of Sound” died ten years ago. Tony created more than 20,000 radio and television spots for products, political candidates and non-profit public interest groups. His sound design work was the first to record on-the-street voices on records and commercials, establishing the importance of the audio imagery to influence audiences.  One of his main causes was to eliminate advertising of cigarettes on TV and radio aimed at children.  He contributed directly … Continue reading

  • 2018 Media Burn artists in residence: Nancy Buchanan and Barry Dolins

    2018 Media Burn artists in residence: Nancy Buchanan and Barry Dolins

    Nancy Buchanan: Message to the Grassroots tv program Message to the Grassroots was a live cable access program focused on police violence and urban community organizing. It aired from 1988 to 1998, and was produced in Pasadena, CA by Michael Zinzun. Zinzun (1946-2006), was a former Black Panther, tireless community organizer, and architect of the 1992 Watts gang truce. Buchanan, a Los Angeles artist who uses various media to bring social realities into view, acted as Associate Producer, camera person, … Continue reading

 

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