The Evolution of Music Online

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By Gerry Mak in Video on Thursday 19 January 2012

My gut feeling about this installment of PBS Art’s series Off Book about online music is just a little too positive and self-congratulating, and doesn’t discuss the downsides and the new difficulties artists face.

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The PBS Off Book series takes on Memes

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By Heath Fradkoff in Video on Wednesday 24 August 2011

Memes — creative elements passed virally from person to person — have become commonplace across the Internet, ping-ponging from community to community. In this piece, the latest in the PBS Off Book series, artists and trend researchers dig into this phenomenon, explore the origins of recent Memes, and contemplate the appeal of mass-collaboration.

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PBS’s Off Book series takes on typography

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By Heath Fradkoff in Video on Tuesday 9 August 2011

The latest in the Off Book series from PBS, this video explores the diversity of typographic expression in everything from poster design to infographics. Off Book: Type features conversations with graphic designer Paula Scher, font designers Tobias Frere-Jones and Jonathan Hoefler, the experimental designer Eddie Opara, and cutting-edge info-graphic creators, Deroy Peraza and Julia Vakser.

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