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Liz McLean Knight
Works at Fractalspin
Attended California Institute of the Arts
Lives in Chicago, IL
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Interesting idea for a Mad Men screening party at the Logan.. I'm chained to some spreadsheets tonight, though http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140410/logan-square/mad-men-premiere-party-returns-logan-theatre
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http://www.lizrevision.com/chicago/northern-soul-outline/

Here's a quick overview of Northern Soul, because there's a Soul Weekender starting tonight in Chicago called Soul Togetherness...

You had people doing this boring repetitive work during the week; and hard work, too. And when they went out on a weekend, they really wanted to go out. Going out until 11 o’clock to the local pub just wan’t going to be good enough.

When the whole rave thing went ballistic it felt like northern soul twenty years on. Lots of people getting off their heads, dancing to fast music and this love attitude. House is this generation’s version of northern soul…”
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Amusing myself with the WillFromAfar Text to Speech engine... copy and paste anything into the box you want screamed at you:  http://www.acapela-group.com/
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TrackSift http://tracksift.com Reddit-style upvoting and genre-based charts + SoundCloud tracks
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"For dance music fans and producers: Track Sift is your first and last stop to the online underground of dance music. We want to reinvent the way you find new dance music by giving it a permanent home. With the power of up-voting, ability to create your own 'favourite' song list, opportunity to give feedback minus the spam and more, you help decide who is the next big thing!

What is good will rise naturally!

For producers: Track Sift is steroids for your SoundCloud. Track Sift opens up a whole new community for you to expose and promote your originals, remixes and mixtapes through the utilisation of your SoundCloud account.

Instead of countless emails to blogs/radio stations/labels, Track Sift cuts out the middleman, putting the power in your hands. Compete for the number 1 spot in your chosen sub genre and the combined genre chart!"
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Zip bags from YKK in Japan from 1984 Zip Bags from Japan
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Neat, they have bulk foods, organic too...
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most jewel stores have a limited selection of organic items, but it's nice that this one brought the bulk section back. it was gone for about a year. i remember they had a good price on almonds.
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Awesome: writers can apply to be a resident writer on Amtrak. "Round-trip train travel will be provided on an Amtrak long-distance route. Each resident will be given a private sleeper car, equipped with a desk, a bed and a window to watch the American countryside roll by for inspiration. Routes will be determined based on availability.

http://mashable.com/2014/03/14/amtrak-writers-residency-social-media/
Amtrak has launched a Writers in Residency program for up to 24 people, awarded on a rolling basis.
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I do lots of stuff and it all seems to generally revolve around computer/internet nerdiness,  electronic music, making new + exciting things happen IRL, technological advancement in general, hilarity and/or occasional cute (animals and people having fun amuse me). Giggle factor is apparently always in play, some people find that amusing, others find a cab ;-). My personal sense of humor is ... um, unique. But I won't hold it against you if I'm crying with uncontrollable laughter at some surreal online video while you wander away and refill your drink. All good as long as you don't bail on me without warning. Heads up requested, yo.

Also am a big fan of fanceh and awesome: as in car service (THUMBS UP), fine wine (big on the whites, yo!); boutique hotels (swoon and a half when done right); excellent restaurants that make you want to review it via Yelp at dessert; nightclubs where you don't have to queue with the masses for simple things (despite the potential comedy); lounges with candles and comfy chairs and intriguing design; spas, massages; clothes shopping at all the secret hawt places on my list; having Amazon wishlist stuff show up from a friend unexpectedly; WIFI without a password; high heels that can withstand the test of hours mingling and blocks walked; plentiful cabs; private jets; etc, etc.

Also I have an Element street deck but started off with a longboard, and have a NEW custom longboard from bustinboards.com that is amaaaaziing. Still playing with it and getting used to it--it's different from the classic longboards I've ridden, in a good way. It's basically a sweet hybrid with mad flex and I'm still learning my way around it but it's great for cruising Chicago streets, that are kinda....treacherous for shorty wheels.

I prefer to listen to specifics and interpret the abstract and talk abstract and get feedback on the specifics. And I might take things too literally or go tangential but I can still laugh about it when it's pointed out or whatever.

I'm also a producer/ DJ / label owner / self-sufficient node and fairly interesting to talk to if it involves music, nerdery, or nebulous plans for world domination.

Apparently I'm also somewhat interesting to the larger population. Either I personally or my stuff / projects has / have been featured in XLR8R, Notcot, Coolhunting, Slashdot, Jane, BPM, New York Times, Engadget, Gizmodo, Chicago Reader, Chicago RedEye, Chicago Tribune, and a lot more.
 
Here's mah official bio thingie if you need some copy and paste action or liztory:

A self-proclaimed “multi-hyphenate,” Liz McLean Knight is thoroughly immersed in technology, fashion, music, and the often-surprising overlaps between.

When attempting to circuit bend battery-powered music toys for an upcoming music performance as Quantazelle, she discovered that electronic components can be turned into elegant jewelry and started an entire tech-fashion line called Zelle.

While devising a content management system for her online experimental electronic music magazine, Modsquare she learned various web-based programming languages and related technologies, having a head start from her one time computer science college major. With that knowledge she then started an online store, Fractalspin, to sell not only her jewelry, but also accessories and gear for the technologically-sophisticated yet fashionably-minded crowd.

Desiring to assist similar artists reach a greater audience as well as provide gear for electronic musicians, she started subVariant–a record label and accessories company behind the well-received and essential Electronic Musician’s Emergency Adapter kit.

As Quantazelle she combines complex percussive programming, sonic innovation, and engaging sound design together with an approachable melodic sensibility and often booty-shaking result. Her debut album released on subVariant, Coaster, was released digitally, as a CD that appeared to be a fancy beverage coaster and also as a limited “Deluxe Edition,” featuring a case with a wriststrap to carry one’s coaster along with custom surfaces (skins) and a certificate of authenticity. Liz has shared a bill with people such as Jimmy Edgar, Cepia, Kero, Miles Tilmann, Apparat, Richard Devine, Proem and Machinedrum.

As digital-DJ Liz Revision (using Native Instruments Traktor Scratch) she has made her impact felt on the local dance music scene with her unique blend of minimal, house and IDM, not to mention her penchant for exuberant dancing behind the booth when warranted. These talents have earned her opening slots for such up and coming acts as Jimmy Edgar, Lee Curtiss, Noah Pred and Ghostly International’s Tycho, but also slots alongside established talents such as Background/ATC/Yore mastermind Andy Vaz and Traum/Trapez’s Oliver Hacke. And as a live performer she has shared the bill with people like Apparat (Moderat / BPitchcontrol), Kero (Detroit Underground), Phoenecia (Schematic, Warp), Mark Verbos (Simple Answer, Drop Bass Network), and Richard Devine (Schematic, Warp, Detroit Underground).

Always loving a great party and passionate about sharing great music with an ever-increasing circle of appreciative humans, Liz has organized or co-organized a number of electronic music-based in Chicago such as “Laptronica” (a rap-battle style competition with contenders on laptops), numerous demo swaps that encourage local musicians to get out and be social, "Open Channel," the electronic musicians' Live PA version of Open Mic; a geek-chic fashion show (“Softwear”), a party for the Red Bull Music Academy, and residencies at Debonair, Sonotheque, Sura, and Ai Lounge. She has also shared her knowledge  by contributing to music-tech blog, Create Digital Music.

Liz continues to plan and promote special events that showcase boundary-pushing electronic music, doing so with her creative perspective and appreciation for those interests that lay just to the right or left of music, such as design, multimedia art, fashion, charitable pursuits, and of course, technological innovation.

Cool features and random rants are on her blog at http://www.lizrevision.com/
Bragging rights
Featured in XLR8R, on the cover of the Chicago Red Eye twice, jewelry featured in the New York Times
Education
  • California Institute of the Arts
    Fine Art, Electronic Music Appreciation
  • Bryn Mawr College
    Art History
  • Beloit College
    Computer Science
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Elizabeth McLean Knight, Liz M. Knight
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A blog about Art, Photography, Film, Music, Design, and Collaborative Projects.

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Howard Buffett, Warren's oldest son, was the subject of an in-depth profile on the CBS News program 60 Minutes over the weekend.  He's shown

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Could you imagine a world without bosses?
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From crowd-sourcing future strategies to employees who can say no to any request, Gary Hamel, professor at the London Business School, discu

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Awesome fresh ingredients and tasty smoothies! Great place for vegetarians and vegans. Had the green wrap with cilantro, tofu, bean sprouts, rice noodles, and peanut sauce on the side. Super tasty!
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