Valerie Roybal is living as an artist with terminal cancer - Pyragraph

Transforming Catastrophe Living as an Artist with Cancer

Valerie Roybal
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There are so many things in our lives that might be considered “incurable” or terrifying, why not work with them?

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Welcome to SOMOS - Pyragraph

SOMOS: ‘We Are’ Taking Over Downtown ABQ

Jila Kat
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I loved SOMOS because it wasn’t just aimed at adults. I love downtown, but I’m in middle school, and downtown there are a lot of bars and not a lot for kids. SOMOS had both. They had a beer garden for adults and fun installations and booths for both adults and kids!

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Dear Rich Intellectual Property Blog - Pyragraph

Dear Rich: Using MIDI Music from a Video Game Cartridge

Rich Stim
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Dear Rich: I want to know if it is considered sampling when you record sound coming from a synthesizer that is playing electronic note data stored on a memory chip. Technically when you play an NES game (’80s video game system), the music that is playing is not pre-recorded. It is actually played “live” from musical note data on the game cartridge (gameplay triggers a MIDI pattern) in the console into the internal synthesizer.

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Dome by Viviana Paredes, photo by Julio Martinez - Pyragraph

Tequila Bottle Houses and Border Relations: Interview with Viviana Paredes

516 ARTS
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

It is a both an opportunity and a personal commitment to use my place as an artist to make art that is both visually pleasing while telling important stories about my cultural experience as a Chicana, as an environmental feminist, and as a member of the human race. My existence is my resistance.

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Coffee + Creatives Job Listings - Pyragraph

Coffee + Creatives Job Listings: 1.8.18

Coffee + Creatives
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

Welcome to the inaugural Coffee + Creatives Job Listings! We are pleased to bring you the latest in gigs, jobs, and funding for creatives around the world. Jobs and funding opportunities included in our listings tend to be flexible and/or remote, though we will include some from our home state of New Mexico.

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ABQ Zine Fest Seven - Pyragraph

Build a New World with Zines

Marya Errin Jones
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

Zine fests make small cracks in the foundation of authoritarian, nationalist, dictatorial power that hides under progress of the digital age.

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Jennifer Angus, In the Midnight Garden, Renwick Gallery, 2015 - Pyragraph

Insects, Both Patterned and Chaotic: ‘Cross Pollination’ at 516 ARTS Part 2 of 2: Interview with Jennifer Angus

516 ARTS
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 1 Comment

I have observed that many people dislike insects but when formed into patterns, a kind of ordered control is established. It puts people at ease. Isn’t that what man has always sought to do? We want to control Mother Nature.

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A Better Nectar Installation - Pyragraph

A Journey for the Senses: ‘Cross Pollination’ at 516 ARTS Part 1 of 2: Interview with Jessica Rath

516 ARTS
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 1 Comment

The works of both Rath and Angus have been shaped by direct interactions with nature and science, a desire to understand insects more deeply and a commitment to advance the discourses around current dangers facing the natural world.

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Dear Rich: Should I Submit Fabric Designs to Vida?

Rich Stim
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Dear Rich: I built my business on printing my designs on fabric and making stuff. Now there’s a handy service (VIDA) that makes stuff with your uploaded design and sells it to others. I am just leery of any “catches.” Can you look at the licensing agreement?

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Disappointing yourself - Pyragraph

Mad Men and True Believers

Jed Alexander
| Davis, CA, US | | 0 Comments

For the most part, I’ve had the good fortune of doing work that doesn’t compromise my beliefs. But a few years ago I wasn’t so lucky.

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Yuansu VII-Beehand V2 by Ren Ri - Pyragraph

Reflections on Pollinator Patterns of Life Across Art and Science Interview with artist and educator Porter Swentzell

516 ARTS
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

As observers of the natural world, artists and scientists find new audiences and new grounds to discuss and create in the face of a changing environment and impacts to pollinator populations. As pollinators end up on the endangered species list, is our humanity the result of our inhumanity?

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Net neutrality - Pyragraph

No Internet, No Music: Why Musicians Need to Care About Net Neutrality

Guest Blogger
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Musicians and the music they create are critical to halting further attacks on net neutrality. When net neutrality protections were at risk of being destroyed in the past, musicians came out in large numbers during a multi-year campaign to save it. And we are needed this time around too.

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Performing musicians - Pyragraph

Do I Need a Booking Agent?

| Philadelphia, PA, US | | 0 Comments

Trust me, filling a ticketed show is hard work. Getting 30 people out to a gig on a Friday night in a large metropolitan city is like pulling teeth! That’s why bands split bills. If you’re at a place where you can fill the room, you probably could use a booking agent.

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George Braque and Juan Gris - Pyragraph

What Does It Mean When Someone Says, ‘Your Work Reminds Me Of…’

Jed Alexander
| Davis, CA, US | | 0 Comments

Inevitably someone is going to compare your work to someone else’s. And when someone says, “This reminded me of your work” it’s hard to know what they mean.

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Lilah Rose with Monica Demarco, photo by Peri Pakroo - Pyragraph

How Do I Know If I’m Ready for Management?

| Philadelphia, PA, US | | 3 Comments

If your inbox is overflowing with booking requests and media opportunities, and you simply cannot handle the workload on your own, you need a manager.

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Dear Little Bobby - Pyragraph

Dear Little Bobby: Waste Not, Guilt Not

Little Bobby Tucker
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

Far too often in this country we throw things away that would still be wanted by someone else. Everything from perfectly edible food which places like Whole Foods throw away because the bananas are “a little too yellow” to the unwanted pets that get thrown away by fools who get a dog without wanting the responsibility of its care.

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