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Sleepyhead Jaimie

How Are You? I'm Free. Thank You.


Musician Sleepyhead Jaimie talks about his music and his view of freedom, drawn on his experience of traveling and sleeping in a van while touring all prefectures of Japan in 400 days.

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Global PechaKucha Night for Haiti - THANK YOU

@ VOL 70 ON FEB 24, 2010

Thank you all for making Global PechaKucha Night for Haiti a huge success. Over 117 events took place during the 24hr PechaKucha Presentation WAVE - and we almost spoke to everyone, ahem! Fantastically over $42,000 has been raised to date - thats almost to our first target of $50,000 which buys a school.

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@ VOL 4 ON SEP 20, 2013

Freedom is man's capacity to choose, with dignity, commitments to himself. Really free is the man who can set the limits of self - awareness that creates the outline of his existence.

"Freedom" is to act in accordance with what creates love in your soul.

Therefore it is not enough to not be enslaved to be free. We need to walk in accordance with what causes love. For example what excites or stirs your soul. Living a life of routine and mediocracy, you are not free.

Manolis Anastassakos, released through Art!

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Free Your Fitness, Free Yourself

@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

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Our team of experts are undertaking an in-depth Fitbit Audit to better understand how the Fitbit and other trackers interpret data. With these simple techniques using everyday devices from your home, we show you how to spoof your walking data so that you too can qualify for the best discounts. Our new range of desktop fitness devices are also available on this site. 

Free your fitness. Free yourself. Earn Rewards.



Tega Brain is an artist and engineer. She makes eccentric engineering, reimagining everyday technologies to address their politics and envision alternatives. She is currently a resident at Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology, Brooklyn, has both studied and taught at the School for Poetic Computation, and is an Assistant Professor at SUNY Purchase. 

Surya Mattu is an artist and engineer based in Brooklyn. He is currently a fellow at Data&Society where he is investigating infrastructure with a focus on wireless as a way to better understand bias in technology. He is also a contributing researcher at ProPublica. Previously he has worked as an engineer at Bell Labs and is a graduate from the New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. He has a degree in Electronics and Telecommunication from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom.

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How Music Got Free

@ VOL 3 ON MAR 10, 2016

Ross Beck talks about the early days of MP3s and the evolution of the music piracy movement.

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"I Think You Are Wonderful" And Other Ways To Say Thank You

@ VOL 9 ON NOV 05, 2016

When expresing appreciation, Ahmad Syauqie believes that simplicity and sincerity are key. And often, saying the words 'Thank you' is all it takes.

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Thank You for Being a Friend

@ VOL 6 ON FEB 16, 2017

Brea Hayes discusses the different life events that led her to open a shop, FAWN Gifts, in Batavia, Illinois. Her thoughts encompass the importance of self-care, gift-giving, the power of theater, and, of course, The Golden Girls.

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Thank you Nora Barnacle for Ulysses

@ VOL 9 ON MAR 08, 2018

Lucy Brennan Siel shares her passion for the modernist novel Ulysses, and her heartfelt appreciation of Joyce’s wife Nora Barnacle for her part in the making of the man and the seminal text.

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With You To The Threshold

@ VOL 17 ON OCT 30, 2018

A journey from the physical experience of sound and its expansion, to the role of the individual in the community; and more precisely artists in society. Cristina Crespo discusses how this manifests in her own personal and artistic life, culminating in the album she is currently working on: With You to The Threshold. 

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Can You Imagine?

@ VOL 8 ON NOV 29, 2018

Anastasia Byler tells the story of her path toward manifesting a life of creativity, and how her family, travel, studies in psychology and need for balance have played a role in getting her to where she is today.