Fallen Princesses by Dina Goldstein
IMS Engage: Skrillex “IN CONVERSATION” with Jeff Rosenthal
The first IMS Engage took place on Wednesday April 17th, 2013 at the W Hotel in Hollywood, CA. Presented by the International Music Summit from Ibiza, the event drew in global attendees from electronic music and associated industries. IMS Engage consisted of six pairings, a platform designed to show how far the genre reaches with speakers from finance, technology, hip-hop and beyond.
IMS Engage rounded off the day with Skrillex engaging in a highly passionate chat with Summit Series co-founder Jeff Rosenthal — one of the world’s most unique event concepts. Skrillex discussed his ten years in the music industry before ‘Skrillex’, and that as recently as three years ago, he was $30,000 in debt, but then spent all the money he’d made from Skrillex on production for his first tour. Rosenthal echoed this sentiment, saying Summit Series events lost money on their first events, but are now building their own city in Utah. Quote of the session? Rosenthal: “You know how people say keep it real? Well don’t do that, what you have to do is keep it surreal. And do things that are a little bit beyond everyones imagination.”
FOR ALL YOU SKRILLEX HATERS: WATCH & RESPECT
“Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.”
― Charles Bukowski
Window Socket - Kyuho Song & Boa Oh
So this is an absolutley brilliant idea! Just attach the plug on to a window and it will harness solar energy. A small converter will convert it into electricity which can be freely used as a plug when you are in the car, on a plane or outside.
Love this design and I really think it has a great potential.
You’re going to die. You’re going to be dead. It could be 20 years, it could be tomorrow, anytime. So am I. I mean, we’re just going to be gone. The world’s going to go on without us. All right now. You do your job in the face of that, and how seriously you take yourself you decide for yourself.
But the 8-hour workday is too profitable for big business, not because of the amount of work people get done in eight hours (the average office worker gets less than three hours of actual work done in 8 hours) but because it makes for such a purchase-happy public. Keeping free time scarce means people pay a lot more for convenience, gratification, and any other relief they can buy. It keeps them watching television, and its commercials. It keeps them unambitious outside of work.
We’ve been led into a culture that has been engineered to leave us tired, hungry for indulgence, willing to pay a lot for convenience and entertainment, and most importantly, vaguely dissatisfied with our lives so that we continue wanting things we don’t have. We buy so much because it always seems like something is still missing.