Author: Sherife Lindi

Nintendo Continues to Flood Its Market with Low-Priced, (and Basic) Indie Games

Since releasing the highly anticipated Switch this past March, Nintendo has been aggressive as to not repeat its past mistakes. Unlike its predecessor the Wii U, the Switch has been able to avoid the reputation of lacking games to play in part thanks to its popular Eshop, which boasts a vast amount of titles and allows gamers to download games digitally directly to his or her console. This week Nintendo announced the release of eight new games coming to its Eshop, all of which are being sold for $30 or less. Pleasantly, this list of titles contains a decent...

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Ester Na’s Journey From Chopin to Showbiz

Ester Na is an internationally acclaimed music producer, composer, and performer from Vienna, Austria. Her musical path began early in childhood at Austria’s classical conservatories, where she honed her performance skills on the piano and cello. However, despite being steeped in Vienna’s long classical tradition, Ester couldn’t help but fall in love with the improvisational nature of American Pop and R&B. Today, she resides in Los Angeles, working in the studio with Hollywood heavyweights like Chris Brown and Jennifer Hudson. In our interview, we discussed how Ester successfully bridges the gap between such wildly different facets of the music...

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The Working Mind of a Screenwriter: A Conversation with Conor Walsh

The art of screenwriting is often enigmatic; inspiration can come from anywhere, and there are countless paths writers can take to master their craft. Behind every great film we find a childhood memory, hometown, or recurring observation that inspired the original script. We recently interviewed award-winning screenwriter Conor Walsh to learn what drives his passion for the visual storytelling medium. Hailing from Manchester, UK, Walsh’s work has been recognized internationally, including Cannes Film Festival (2016), LA’s Sunset Film Festival (2013), and Williamsburg Intl. Film Festival (2013). He also worked with Bedlam Studios, an organization behind the production of 2011...

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Fixing The Future By Connecting It; a conversation with Sourav Sahay

The future is almost certainly going to be a connected one, with everything from phones, to cars, to refrigerators constantly sharing information in order to optimize their performance. We had an opportunity to chat with writer and programmer Sourav Sahay about his upcoming book IoT: From Basics to Advanced Concepts. Sourav has previously taught coding and written a college level book on C++. He’s also done extensive work with numerous states’ justice departments, in order to help make their bail systems more fair and efficient. We had a chat about his extensive knowledge on the subject of IoT, and...

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From Singapore to Hollywood; get to know Avimen Bala, and the impact he’s making on the film scene

Don’t even get me started on Donald Trump. He may have won the presidency, but he hasn’t won me over at all. One of the reasons for my dissent towards the current administration is that Trump, despite all his talk for a great America, doesn’t realize that some of the greatest talent in America actually comes from outside our borders. To find an example, look no further than Avimen Bala, a talented filmmaker by way of Singapore. Though he’s only 25, Avi has credits on numerous films, in capacities ranging from choreographer to co-director to editor. I got in...

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