Sound As Domination

This is a recording of a presentation called “Sound As Domination” that I gave at Game Audio Boston’s “Lightning Talks” on Tue, December 12, 2017 This is the summary of my presentation: “For centuries, the emotional impact of music had been much stressed and emphasized. Plato compared it to the dangerous charm of a Siren’s…

Okja

Hi, everyone! It’s been a while since we last released an episode! In this episode, Teague and I discuss Bong Joon Ho’s film, OKJA. Go watch it on Netflix before you listen to this episode! Video Audio

What Money Can’t Buy

In this episode, Teague and I discuss Michael Sandel’s book “What Money Can’t Buy.” We speak at length about the mind-boggling number of things that we can buy, that are subject to market values. We have the intuition that the intrinsic value of some goods are corrupted by market values which regard them as commodities…

K-Pop

 This episode is about the history of K-pop. Topics include Seo Taiji (an artist with great influence on the commercial model of K-pop), the centrality of dance, K-pop’s relationship with Korean culture in general, and – of course – the works and personalities of famous K-pop artists. Here is a playlist that Alfred created to…