Meat Meet 5: Silver Panthers of Luna
Sunday January 24th 2021 4-6 pm
THE SILVER PANTHERS OF LUNA
Experimental Sound Collage by Ben Blohowiak
The entire 1 hour piece will be broadcast followed by a live conversation with Ben.
“The Silver Panthers of Luna offers a tongue-in-cheek take on a question as old as 1970: what if, instead of holding Timothy Leary hostage in Algeria, the Black Panthers joined forces with him and other members of the SMI2LEing psychedelic Anglo-American scientific elite? Wouldn’t their alliance produce the first utopian human settlement on the Moon? And wouldn’t that settlement broadcast their story in cut-up mash-up plunderphonic bursts? The answer, of course, is of course!”
Creator Ben Blohowiak is a resident of Charlottesville, VA. Ben holds a bachelor’s degree in Integral Psychosocial Health from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a master’s degree in Instructional Technology and Design from the University of Virginia. He has been certified as a scrum master, software expert, and in multiple techniques of clinical psychology. Ben has been a contributor to the Open Science Collaboration and co-authored “Badges to Acknowledge Open Practices,” specifying standards for indicators of whether a scientific study has been conducted in accordance with open-science principles. His interests include music, sound collage, and math.