Filmmaker and Wisconsin Iranian Film Festival Founder Hamidreza Nassiri Works to Build Consciousness

Iranian Filmmaker Fulfills his Purpose Through Academia Hamidreza Nassiri, an independent filmmaker, would describe himself as a public humanities person. He is also both a Ph.D. film candidate and teaching assistant at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. “From my adviser’s point of view, I’m first and foremost a dissertator,” he said. Nassiri’s academic studies began in Iran where he completed all of his grade school … Continue reading Filmmaker and Wisconsin Iranian Film Festival Founder Hamidreza Nassiri Works to Build Consciousness

A Day in the Algorithmic Rave Scene

Exploring the Algorave Community Envision yourself in a dark room surrounded by all types of people who came to watch performers code music on their laptop. Meanwhile, the girl in front dances like she just won the lottery. Jackpot! I found the underground algorave scene in Madison, WI. After spending the day following up on an event suggestion for a coding workshop, I had no … Continue reading A Day in the Algorithmic Rave Scene

The Moment I Realized I Needed to Slow Down and Be Honest With Myself

How I Became an Active Participant in my Mental Health Journey October 2018 started like any other October, the arrival of fall winds and my birthday. On Oct. 6, I shared mimosas, broke bacon and ate french toast in celebration of my 23rd birthday which passed on Oct. 3. Since last year, I have hosted the annual Music and Mimosas Event during a weekend near … Continue reading The Moment I Realized I Needed to Slow Down and Be Honest With Myself

Solomon Roller Discovered his Passion for Dance at the Age of Eight

Artist and Performer Embraces Creativity as a Lifestyle Long after his physical presence expires, memories of Solomon Osayi Roller will manifest through his art. People will remember his smile, passion and authentic joy for uplifting others. Fame never crossed Roller’s mind as a reason to entertain people. In his lifetime, his legacy will not reflect the presence of material wealth but rather the riches he … Continue reading Solomon Roller Discovered his Passion for Dance at the Age of Eight