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What happens when the festival bubble bursts?

"Ana Purna Devi" By GeoGlyphiks

What does it mean to ReInhabit the Village?  For me, a 10 year festival veteran, that translates to harnessing the energy that is spent creating large scale music and arts festivals into something that promotes sustainability, builds community and creates resources. Imagine walking through the gates of your very own ... Read More »

When music, art and storytelling merge, something beautiful happens

Ryan Johnson - Tides of Twilight

At the heart of transformational festivals lies the desire to enrich lives and build deeper connections. These festivals also foster a community of self improvement, art, and expression, and help to manifest a holistic society. This year in South Carolina over the weekend of May 15-18, 2014, Kinnection Campout created ... Read More »

Tsu.co. The new social network that pays you for your content

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Facebook is great, for what it is. Starting from humble origins as a way to network students at universities, Facebook reinvented what it means to connect with one another. But like all good things, gluttony is the predecessor to corruption and greed. Many of us have been asking “What’s next?” How ... Read More »

Suns of the Earth Medicine Music

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We love our electronic music, but every now and then there are some live music medicine projects that totally captivate our spirits. We’re excited to announce a new project to the community; one with a history in the making that carries a powerful message of love in action on the ... Read More »

15 digital visionary artists that you NEED to know

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Author’s note : This is not a comprehensive list of inspiring digital artists. It is a selection of some of those who are inspiring me right now. 15. Android Jones We will start the list of with one the more profound artists in the visionary culture. Android Jones is a ... Read More »

A Visionary Art Explosion at Sonic Bloom 2014!

Sonic Bloom Live Painters - Photo Courtesy of LostInSound.org

The festival culture is at the cutting edge of a world where transformation seems inevitable…and the visionary painters of this thriving art scene create wings for the heart to sail over the precipice of doom, carrying viewers into the interweaving web of life.  Through both sacred geometric tendrils and sci-fi ... Read More »

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Psychedelic Virgin Mobile Ad

“By creating a new interface between the self, the other, and the world beyond, media technologies become part of the self, the other, and the world beyond.  They form the building blocks, and even in some sense the foundation, for what we now increasingly think of as ‘the social construction ... Read More »

The Inner Eye 3: Akira Beard

Akira Beard - Lao Tzu

I have always been gripped by the intention and truth present in the works of Akira Beard. His paintings are like tomes for the great spiritual teachers of the past, and also cleverly link contemporary culture with beautiful skills in portraiture. His work is relevant, moving, and powerful – truly spiritual, ... Read More »

Flow Arts in Hyperspace: Sara Huntley on The Future of Creative Performance

Photo courtesy Elena Kulikova Photography

“No holds barred, I’d describe myself as a pattern hunter in nature – a synesthesia artist seeking to see things normally unwitnessed, translating waveforms of data into different spectrums of perception.” Oakland-based Sara “Seraphinianus” Huntley is a shining example of a generation of multimedia artists eagerly taking to emerging media – ... Read More »

The Inner Eye 2: Reinier Gamboa

Reinier Gamboa - The Scorpion's Tail

For the second installment of The Inner Eye I had a chance to interview one of my favorite contemporary painters, Reinier Gamboa. Reinier’s work is one that defies classification, possessing elements of surrealism, illustration, expressionism, as well as both resentational art and abstraction. Reinier’s work is one of contrasts: expression ... Read More »