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The Par Desi: A collaborative series of research projects, interviews, soundwalks, discussions and collective brainstorming on the state of the (Indian) nation, Indian youth culture, and the South Asian diaspora. A new series, produced and conceptualized by Rounak Maiti and Ujan Sengupta.

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Systema Naturae: An “automated lecture” given by an EKTAPRO 9000 on the history and evolution of naturalism, biological sciences, outdoor exploration and recreation from the 19th to 20th century. Recorded dialogue was set against field recordings, found sound and MIDI composition.

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Digital Stories LA: a series of mini-ethnography projects conducted during the summer of 2015 with Occidental College students at various sites across los angeles. student-produced stories featuring photography, written documentation, field recording, interviews and “sound composition as interpretation” focused on topics of personal importance in the city.

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“Sounds of Learning”: a collaborative sound ethnography at Eagle Rock’s Annandale Elementary School, March 2014.

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“Karaoke Rickshaw”: A “nomadic series of participatory karaoke events through the streets and at transit hubs such as metro stations, bus stops, sidewalk, parklets and plazas”

 

A soundwalk through the newly gentrified York Boulevard“, CoLab Radio

Will deporting undocumented immigrants take us back to the great recession?“, Marketplace Business News