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Weeks 11 and 12: Games/Interactive Media and Protest Art

Games and Interactive Media:

Free Rice
Earth Girl

If You Love it, Change It- Social Activism in Gaming.

Protest Art:
33 Revolutions per Minute.

A History of Protest Songs
James Brown: Say It Loud. I’m Black and I’m Proud
Public Enemy: Fight the Power
100 Best protest Signs from Rally to Restore Sanity

Video: Art With a Message


Week 3: Photos, Music Videos, and Stats

More Photography
World Press Photos of the Year 2014

Musicians and Music Videos
India Arie Interview on Music’s Role in Social Change
Brandon Boyd of Incubus- Music’s Role in Social Change
World on Fire -Sarah McLachlan
More about this video –article
We are the World We Are the World 1985 vs. We Are the World 25 for Haiti 
USA For Africa -We Are the World 30 Years Later
Africa For Norway -Radi-Aid

Making Art with Data
Artists use data to make political statements

Music Video as a Promoter of Positive Social Change

“Ebony and Ivory” is one of the top hits of the eighties by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder. It was released in 1982 and reached number one on both the UK and the US music charts. The title of the song was inspired when Paul McCartney heard Spike Milligan (a notorious Irish artist) say:”black notes, white notes, and you need to play the two to make harmony, folks!”. The song on a superficial level refers to the black (ebony) and white (ivory) keyboards of the piano. However, when listening more closely to the lyrics one understands that the deeper level of the song refers to racial integration.
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