MOCA Fires Paul Schimmel, Hires Shepard Fairey for All Future Design Work

LA Weekly reports on some of the newer developments going on at MOCA in regards to who is being laid off, who’s onboard and how Shepard Fairey’s design firm is now spearheading the look of MOCA.  Is this contemporary art scene now the major influence for the art scene in Los Angeles?  What do you think of these developments?  Is art just becoming a hyped fad to be exploited or is this an actual changing of the guard that will push art and it’s cultural representations forward?

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Voice of Art – Iraq Veterans Against the War, Pt. 1 [VIDEO]

This is always interesting getting a side of the story from war veterans that are opposed to the conflicts.  We see so many depictions of war veterans that are so proud of fighting other countries.  A bit of background on this video below.

Meet the artists: members Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) Chicago chapter. Hear their stories of service and struggle. Learn why they now protest the wars they once participated in.i am OTHER

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Jamie xx, Caribou + Four Tet Rock The Grand Palais [VIDEO]

The week-long Creators Project residency in Paris kicked off at Le Centquatre with a panel on the Art of Music with Philippe Zdar, Para One, and Canblaster, the same place that Chris Milk’s transformative, large-scale installation The Treachery of Sanctuary was on display all week.

We hosted Bal Blanc, the closing of Monumenta 2012, in collaboration with We Love Art, where Four Tet, Caribou, and Jamie xx played back-to-back-to-back DJ sets accentuated by Daniel Buren’s artwork with lighting by 1024 architecture.

We rounded out the week with film screenings of Laurence Anyways by Xavier Dolan and Wrong by Quentin Dupieux, plus panels with MEGAFORCE™ and Sébastien Tellier.The Creators Project

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Michelle Obama Urges Black Churchgoers to Get Out and Vote [VIDEO]

We think this was well played by the First lady Michelle Obama.  Many African-Americans that grow up and consistently take part in their community churches are very active in their communities and look to be a voice for their issues but don’t seem to be as active on the political side of things.  In the video Michelle Obama pleads that they make a more consistent effort to pay attention to be involved so that they can take more action and be better represented.  What do you think of Michelle’s plea?

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Sofitel Inspired by Its French Origins [VIDEO]

Sofitel CEO Robert Gaymer-Jones talks to CNN’s Max Foster about the company’s new labels and French origins.CNN

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ABSOLUT PUNCH with Little Dragon – Sunshine [MUSIC VIDEO]
ABSOLUT Punch – world premiere of multi-dimensional cocktail experiences from ABSOLUT, featuring new music by Little Dragon.

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LEGO and Google: Build With Chrome [VIDEO]

With the latest web technology in Chrome, you can now view 3D graphics right in the browser. To show you how much fun this can be, Google has partnered with LEGO to create the world’s biggest LEGO® set: Build With Chrome. For now the program is limited to Australia and New Zealand maps, but plans to expand worldwide are in the works.

You can try it now at Build With Chrome .


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England vs. Sweden EURO 2012 Match Captured in “Escape to Victory” Film [VIDEO]

ESCAPE TO VICTORY – England vs Sweden in Kiev from Beija Films on Vimeo.

As part of the launch of Paszport!, the football fanzine, Mother and The Rig Out ventured over to Kiev to the England Sweden Game to hand out copies of the magazine and find out what drives thousands of Englishmen to go abroad to watch their team underperform.

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Extra: New Yorkers Debate Obamacare [VIDEO]

In this Web exclusive, comedian John Fugelsang hits the streets outside Penn Station to ask New Yorkers what they think of the Affordable Care Act — aka, Obamacare — and what they know about the Supreme Court.Current TV

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MR PORTER: What They Wore – Milan Fashion Week [VIDEO]

An interesting way to show what all the different men were wearing at Milan Fashion Week.  It’s interesting to see how people from all over the world can share some of the same looks as each other while simultaneously bringing something unique.  We really like how MR PORTER put this together with no words*, just images and music so anyone can get what’s going on.

*words in form of titles, no actual dialogue

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