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Entries from May 25th, 2008

Circuit Bending

May 25th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Events, Gadgets, Music, People, Technology, Video

Beatrix*JAR in Hawaii from hawaii on Vimeo. Beatrix*JAR is Bianca Pettis and Jacob Roske, sound artists out of Minneapolis. They were in Honolulu for a concert at The Arts at Mark Garage yesterday, and also put on a couple of “circuit bending” workshops for the community. This workshop was hosted by the Hawaii Macintosh and […]

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Evangeline Lilly of ‘LOST’ on Hawaii

May 25th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 13 Comments · Lost, People, Pop Culture, The Web

In an interview with MSN TV News, Evangeline Lilly — who plays fugitive-turned-mom on ABC’s hit series “LOST” — notes the downsides of living in Hawaii. MSN TV: Does spending so much time in Hawaii ruin it as a lovely place to be? Evangeline Lilly: It’s true, but you still recognize how lovely a place […]

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Explore Found Sounds with Beatrix*JAR

May 21st, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Events, Family, Music, People, Technology

The music of Beatrix*JAR is a mix of beats, sound samples, and random noise, a “fuzzy sound collage” that’s unique and original every time the Minneapolis-based duo performs. From toys to circuit boards to radio interference, found sounds are a key ingredient to their art.  And Hawaii will get to experience it first-hand on Saturday […]

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Manoa Author, Blogger to Walk Around Oahu

May 15th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Blogs, Hawaii, People, The Web

Chris Damitio, local author and blogger (and artist and one-time podcaster), is about to take a hike. A long hike, around the entire perimeter of the Island of Oahu. He’s starting at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 19, heading east from UH Manoa, through Waikiki, and then over 130 miles around the island until he […]

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Inouye, Akaka would decline VP invite

May 14th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · People, Podcasting

“If you were asked, would you accept an offer to be the Vice President nominee?” That question was put to the 97 members of the U.S. Senate who are not running for U.S. President by The Hill. Only a selection of the responses made it into the print edition, but The Hill has published every […]

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‘Hawaiian machismo’ cited in surfer murder

May 14th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 8 Comments · Media, People, Sports

It’s been a year since prominent Hawaii-born surfer Emery Kauanui was beaten to death outside his mother’s apartment in La Jolla, Calif. It was the brutal conclusion to an altercation in a nearby bar earlier that evening, and left surfers everywhere in shock. Now that the murder trial is drawing near, the incident is making […]

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Sen. Akaka Backs Obama

May 12th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · People, Politics

Hawaii’s Sen. Daniel K. Akaka is the latest “superdelegate” to back Hawaii-born Barack Obama‘s bid for President of the United States. His announcement was first noted by NBC’s Domenico Montanaro on MSNBC and confirmed via a Star-Bulletin report on Akaka’s official statement. His announcement brings the number of superdelegates pledged today to four, all supporting […]

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LOST Wrap [Updated]

May 9th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 4 Comments · Hawaii, Lost, Pop Culture, Television

Today is the last day of shooting for Season 4. And driving to work past Honolulu Harbor this morning, what should appear like a vision but the Freighter Kahana. She was docked at Kewalo Basin, where tell-tale trailers and crew trucks were gathering. But I had to do a double-take. She wasn’t the rusty, dirty […]

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Everybody ConCon

May 9th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Hawaii, Politics, Technology, The Web

Hawaii grassroots politics, going virtual: The reality of eDemocracy in Hawaii gains momentum as members of HawaiiConCon.org and Citizens’ Committee on ConCon call on citizens to join Hawaii’s newest open online community at HawaiiConCon.org. Over 70 Hawaii citizens including prominent political and technology leaders have already joined HawaiiConCon.org to “learn, discuss, and decide” on the […]

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LOST Notes: Ben and Penny

May 5th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 5 Comments · Hawaii, Lost, Media, People, Pop Culture, Television

A couple of tidbits to start the week. First, local “LOST” fans may want to make their way down to the Outrigger Waikiki Hotel tonight for the taping of the “NightTime with Andy Bumatai” show. Tonight’s star guest is Michael Emerson, a.k.a. Benjamin Linus. Head down to the S.O.S. Showroom at 6 p.m. to see […]

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