Six Pillars Broadcast – Radio Omid Mix
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Radio Omid Mix

B Since 2006 on Mypsace, we’ve been following the burgeoning career of Iranian producer and DJ, based in Long Beach, California, of Omid Walizadeh. To follow his previous contributions to Six Pillars, this week’s fantastic guest mix pays tribute to the Walizadeh family, Homa Sarshar, Hamid Nour, Hayadeh, Sasoon Hayrapetyan and the Mofid Family. Many … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – “The Devolution of Arab Men from Humans to Fodder”
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Six Pillars Broadcast – “The Devolution of Arab Men from Humans to Fodder”

 “The Clash of Digitalizations: “The Devolution of Arab Men from Humans to Digital Fodder” A pithy talk by Saud Al-Zaid, a scholar of radical Islamic thought, at the 33th Chaos Communication Congress [33c3] in Hamburg. Al-Zaid, who holds degrees in Economics, Comparative Literature, Arab Studies, the Anthropology & Sociology of Religion, and Islamic Studies, was … Continue reading

New Podcast – Shahram Karimi + Shoja Azari, Persian Coffeehouse Paintings
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New Podcast – Shahram Karimi + Shoja Azari, Persian Coffeehouse Paintings

The exhibition Blazing Grace was a reflection on the First Gulf War, 1990 to 1991, and the wider effects of its military action in the Middle East. Part of an ongoing collaboration between the Iranian painter Shahram Karimi and his childhood friend video artist Shoja Azari – both regular collaborators with artist Shirin Neshat, the … Continue reading

This Week’s Six Pillars Show – Interference: New Media Art
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This Week’s Six Pillars Show – Interference: New Media Art

For this week’s show we hear from curator and photography professor Flounder Lee, as he tours the Interference show at Dubai’s Farjam Foundation gallery. The video works in the show include three Iranian artists all of whom have been on the Six Pillars radio show in the past: Anahita Razmi, Shoja Azari and Shahram Karimi. … Continue reading

Free Event – “The Digital Revolution and Persian News Consumers”
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Free Event – “The Digital Revolution and Persian News Consumers”

Munck School at the University of Toronto are holding an event in London next Wednesday, March 5th at The Free Word Centre in Farringdon. It’s free! It’s in Persian with translations on headphones! “Digital Revolution, Journalism and Persian-Speaking News Consumers.” A panel discussion with broadcaster Ali May (moderator), journalist Maziar Baharai, journalist Masih Alinejad, and … Continue reading

Currently Listening to… Tee ‘Ski ‘n Shab Ruffcut ‘Iran (His Majesty Andre is Very Lazy Remix)’
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Currently Listening to… Tee ‘Ski ‘n Shab Ruffcut ‘Iran (His Majesty Andre is Very Lazy Remix)’

ESP, the Italy based label, released this slightly left of centre track Iran (His Majesty Andre Is Very Lazy Remix), a Tee ‘Ski and Shab Ruffcut collaboration in 2009. While there are certainly samples of Iranian strings in there, we’re not sure of the balance the duo have worked out between them when they collaborate – Trevor … Continue reading

American-Iranian Digital Book ‘The Persian Square’
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American-Iranian Digital Book ‘The Persian Square’

Americans embrace digital book as an alternative to continuously grave headlines about Iran from their state media. NPR reports that Iran Davar Ardalan offers a much fuller portrait of Iran, the people and the American-Iranian minority than other multi-media works have done with her digital book The Persian Square. Davar Ardalan is also author of My … Continue reading