May 2016 Director’s Fellows Updates

By Claudia Robaina, 8 months ago

Marko Ahtisaari’s Sync Project is earning some well-deserved attention and support from the music and health industry. Peter Gabriel, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and others, have joined the conversation. Read more about the Sync Project in these Boston Globe, TechEye, and Crave Online articles.

Sultan Al Qassemi talks to CNN about how art can help diffuse tensions in the Middle East.

Melissa Bunni Elian from NBC News talks to Maurice Ashley about this article, Surviving & Thriving: Meet First Black Chess Hall of Famer Maurice Ashley. Also, Jennifer Pignolet from The Commercial Appeal writes about Maurice playing chess against 15 students simultaneously  at the Douglass School in, Chess ‘superstar’ Offers Lessons to Douglass School Students.

On CNN Tonight with Don Lemon, Van Jones talks about Price’s philanthropic life.

Sam Kass talks to Elysabeth Alfano, from the Huffington Post about American Food Trends.

Christine Sun Kim is featured on Libby Coleman’s latest addition to Ozy.com: The Deaf Artist Reconstructing Sound. David Pemberton, from Uproxx.com also writes about Christine in his piece, Meet the Sound Artist Who’s Changing the Way We Listen.

Michael Levin, from the Huffington Post Arts section, talks to Viktoria Modesta about her journey as a bionic pop artist, in his piece, Modesta Viktorious: The World’s First “Bionic Pop Star” Keeps Scaling New Heights

Pashon Murray shared her expertise on and passion for composting with Lashieka Hunter, from Dr. Oz Good Life’s. Are you interested in composting? Here are a few easy tips from Pashon: How to Start Composting – No Matter Where You Live

Vice online created a series of short commercials promoting Shinola, the watch and leather-goods maker from Detroit. One of the commercials features our own Pashon. Watch it here.

Emily Wilson, from TruthDig talks to Shaka Senghor about his book and more. Read more at: Out of the ‘Hole’ and into The Light.

Kate Murphy, from the New York Times, writes about Marco Tempest, his hobbies and activities while away from the stage. Thank you for the Journal of Design and Science shou-out, Marco!