Artists
Aaron Henkin

Aaron Henkin

Aaron is a co-creator and producer of “The Signal” on WYPR.  His work has aired nationally on NPR’s “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered,” PRI’s “Studio 36″” and “The World,” and APM’s “The Story.”” Aaron can also be heard along with Wendel Patrick on Out of the Blocks.  Aaron is also the creator, producer and host of the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings radio series, “Tapestry of the Times.”

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Alexis Bhagat

Alexis Bhagat

Alexis is a writer and curator based in Albany, NY.

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Andrea Silenzi

Andrea Silenzi

Andrea is a radio producer and host, most recently producing the Gist with Mike Pesca on Slate.com and host of Why Oh Why? on WFMU in Jersey City, and before that was the Managing Director of the Free Music Archive. She also helped produce the first two MEGAPOLIS Festivals in Cambridge+Boston (2009) and Baltimore (2010).

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Andrew Hayleck

Andrew Hayleck

Andrew is a sound artist who has lived in Baltimore, MD for the past ten years. Things used to make sound include amplified gong/wire, bowed metal (scrap metal, cymbals and musical saw), and electro-acoustic feedback. His work often deals with the passing of sound through different objects, and is often improvised. Recordings include: “Two Gong/Wire Pieces” (Ehse), “Gong/Wire” (Earlids), “Various Recordings Involving Ice” (HereSee), and “The Disappearing Floor” (Recorded).

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Andrew O’Connor
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Andrew O’Connor

Andrew is an independent radio producer and sound artist working on both a local and national scale. His work in community radio dates back to 1996 at CKMS-FM in Waterloo. Since then he has contributed to stations like CKLN in Toronto and Shouting Fire Radio in San Francisco, producing everything from hour-long radio art features to a weekly new music program called Free Music.

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Andy Cavatorta

Andy Cavatorta

Andy is Director of Engineering for Ensemble Robot, a robotic ensemble dedicated to commissioning and performing compositions for robot musical instruments. He has a Masters Degree from the MIT Media Lab and completed a 12-month collaboration with Bjork on experimental musical instruments.

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Arrington de Dionyso’s Malaikat dan Singa

Arrington de Dionyso’s Malaikat dan Singa

Arrington de Dionyso’s Malaikat dan Singa creates throbbing, hallucinogenic trance-punk energy music using rock and roll cliches subverted by the kaleidescope of Tuvan throatsinging and bass clarinet. Oh, did we mention all of the lyrics are in Bahasa Indonesia using translations from William Blake and the Zohar? This festival closer was a dance party in the realm of magic!

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Audrey Chen

Audrey Chen

Audrey is a Chinese-American musician who was born into a family of material scientists, doctors and engineers, outside of Chicago in 1976.

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Benjamen Walker
Benjamen Walker

Benjamen Walker

Benjamen is the host of Theory of Everything, a member of Radiotopia, and an alum of WNYC and WFMU.

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Benjamin Miller

Benjamin Miller

Benjamin (brother of Mission of Burma’s Roger Miller) focuses on a textural, cacophonic amalgamation that defies standard guitar playing. With the addition of electronics and analog tape, it is difficult to discern where any one sound originates or where it is heading.

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Big Shed

Big Shed

Big Shed is Jesse Dukes, Jennifer Deer, and Shea Shackelford. They bring their combined experience and skills to bear on each project they undertake.

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Bonnie Jones
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Bonnie Jones

Bonnie is a Korean-American writer, improvising musician, and performer working primarily with electronic music and text.

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Brendan Baker

Brendan Baker

Brendan (Brooklyn NY) is a co-conspirator on the show Love + Radio: a public radio podcast featuring in-depth, otherworldly-produced interviews, from the seedy to the sublime.

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Brett Balogh

Brett Balogh

Brett is a Chicago-based artist working at the intersection of objects, sounds and spaces. He is currently an instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Illinois Institute of Technology, teaching courses in new media, architecture, digital fabrication, radio and sound. Brett is a free103point9 transmission artist and has exhibited and performed at P.S.1 (NY), Diapason (NY), Devotion Gallery (NY); The MCA (Chicago) and The Hyde Park Arts Center (Chicago) among others.

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Brian House

Brian House

Brian is a media artist whose work traverses alternative geographies, experimental music, and a critical data practice. He is currently studying media theory and computer music for a PhD at Brown University and teaches in the Digital + Media program at RISD.

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Brown University’s Listening LabOratory

Brown University’s Listening LabOratory

The Listening LabOratory is an audio performance and radio theatre group at Brown University.

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Bruce Wallace

Bruce Wallace

Bruce is a freelance journalist and multimedia producer, with particular interest in international, human rights, religion, and arts-and-culture reporting.

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Bryan Day

Bryan Day

Bryan is a improviser, instrument inventor, illustrator and installation artist based in Richmond, CA. He also was an organizer for the 2015 MEGAPOLIS Festival in Oakland+SF.

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Dan Conrad
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Dan Conrad

Dan conceived and developed a visual medium based on perceptual responses to kinetic color in the 1970’s while in the San Francisco Bay Area. Moving to Baltimore in 1976, he continued to explore color performance with a type of light instrument which he now calls “chromaccord”. Conrad studied painting at MICA, became a high school physics teacher, performed music and invented musical instruments, and created a form of “light painting” using LEDs with automatic control circuitry. In 2010, with the help of friends, he has materialized a digital chromaccord for color performance.

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Dan Fishkin

Dan Fishkin

Daniel’s ears are ringing. Composer, sound artist, and instrument builder. Completely ambivalent about music. Daniel studied with composer Maryanne Amacher and with multi-instrumentalist Mark Stewart.

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David Goren

David Goren

Sonic smoosher, word wrangler. Shortwave idiot savant.

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David Kestenbaum
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David Kestenbaum

David is a correspondent for NPR, covering the global economy as well as science’s discoveries and its darker side for NPR’s multimedia project Planet Money.

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David Levin
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David Levin

David is a Boston-based freelance science and technology journalist.

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Dennis Conrow
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Dennis Conrow

Dennis makes radio and restores houses around Kansas City, MO.

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Easy Sonic Living

Easy Sonic Living

Caroline, Cathy, and Neil make experimental radio, playing with the radio medium in interesting, funny and unexpected ways, airing everything from audio collages to soundwalks to field recordings to absurd radio dramas.

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Ed Bear
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Ed Bear

Ed is an American performing artist and engineer. As a designer committed to an open source world, he researches and practices material reuse and as a civil responsibility.  He has toured extensively in North America and Europe as a performer and teacher.

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Eitan Isaacson
Eitan Isaacson

Eitan Isaacson

Eitan is a long-time Open Source hacker and software accessibility enthusiast who has worked in the Mozilla accessibility team.

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Erik Spangler

Erik Spangler

Erik (a.k.a. DJ Dubble8) is a composer and electronic musician living in Baltimore, Maryland. Engaged equally with ensemble improvisation, live sample-based mixing, guerilla community sound art, hybrid electronica production, and notated chamber music, Spangler aims to dissolve cultural boundaries while drawing all corners of inspiration into cohesive sound images.

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Felix Kubin

Felix Kubin

Felix’s makes futuristic pop, radio plays, electroacoustic music, and works for chamber orchestra that are saturated with enthusiasm for disharmonic pop, industrial noise, and 20th-century avant-garde music.

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Geodesic Gnome

Geodesic Gnome

Baltimore’s super-group Geodesic Gnome (lead by philosopher/musician John Berndt) specializes in just three well-defined areas: 1. paradoxes as compositions, 2. “Gnomic utterances” and deliberate obscurity as content, and 3. the recreation of poorly understood historic incidents.

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Hans Tammen
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Hans Tammen

Hans creates sounds that have been described as an alien world of bizarre textures and a journey through the land of unending sonic operations. He creates rapid-fire juxtapositions of radically contrastive and fascinating noises, with micropolyphonic timbres and textures, aggressive sonic eruptions, but also quiet pulses and barely audible sounds.

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Harvestworks

Harvestworks

Harvestworks has helped a generation of artists create new works using technology.

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Herbert Eckardt
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Herbert Eckardt

Herbert Eckardt is name of the monstrous freak of a collaboration between Danish saxophonist Louise D.E. Jensen and Italian drummer/percussionist Luca Marini (the group takes its name from both musicians’ little known middle names).

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Ian Nagoski

Ian Nagoski

Ian is a music researcher and record producer specializing in early 20th century musics in languages other than English.

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James Garver
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James Garver

James’s music and sound designs have been heard at numerous New York City venues including Lincoln Center, The 92nd St. Y, Joyce SoHo, The Atlantic Theatre Company, Japan Society

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Jason Sloan

Jason Sloan

Jason is a professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Jay Kreimer
Jay Kreimer

Jay Kreimer

Jay is a musician, instrument maker, sculptor, composer, and educator.

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Jenny Asarnow

Jenny Asarnow

Jenny is a radio producer who has worked for KUOW in Seattle and has reported for national programs including NPR’s Snap Judgment and PRI’s The World. Her audio and interactive work has been exhibited in Seattle, Chicago, New York, Baltimore, and beyond.

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Jesse Dukes

Jesse Dukes

Jesse is a writer and radio producer with WBEZ who previously contributed to the public radio programs Backstory:With the American History Guys, Studio 360, Weekend Edition, and others. He also wrote long form travel essays for Virginia Quarterly Review.

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John Berndt

John Berndt

Best known to the public as a prolific musician, composer and improviser and as a key organizer in the scene around the international High Zero festival, Berndt’s work from the very beginning also involved the creation of coherent novelties in a broader range of media, including personal behavior, film, visual art, text, installation and a variety of non-musical performance genres.

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Justin Sabe

Justin Sabe

Justin is a computer hacker who sometimes works with sounds, sometimes from cats.

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Laure Drogoul
Laure Drogoul

Laure Drogoul

Laure is an interdisciplinary artist, olfactory spelunker and cobbler of situations who lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Laure works with a wide range of media including projects in which she creates sculpture, performances and events that invite the viewer to be an active participant.

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Lawrence Lanahan

Lawrence Lanahan

Lawrence is a freelance journalist with ten years of experience reporting for newspapers, magazines, and public radio programs.

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Lea Bertucci

Lea Bertucci

Lea is an interdisciplinary artist who works with Photography, Sound, Video and Installation.

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Lexie Mountain

Lexie Mountain

Perceived as and projecting the identity of an artist, performer, writer, and comedian living in Baltimore, MD.

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Lucky Dragons

Lucky Dragons

Active since 2000 and based primarily in Los Angeles, “Lucky Dragons” means any recorded or performed or installed or packaged or shared or suggested or imagined pieces made by Luke Fischbeck, Sarah Rara, and/or any sometimes collaborators who claim the name (it also refers to a japanese fishing boat caught in the fallout of hydrogen bomb test at bikini atoll in the 1950’s).

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Matt Kane
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Matt Kane

Record dad, data plumber, music hacker from Salem MA.

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Matt Sterling

Matt Sterling

Matt has been making music for more than 10 years. He takes cues from a number of sources including the improvisational aspects of jazz, the DIY attitude of punk, and the soul-of-the-machine ethos of techno.

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Melissa Moore
Melissa Moore

Melissa Moore

Melissa is a designer, educator, and community worker. She operates a design and build company called Nikuu that creates unique lighting, furniture, and jewelry using traditional and sustainable techniques. She also founded Y-LLEAD, an intensive youth leadership after-school program based on disciplines of design.

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Myroslaw Bytz

Myroslaw Bytz

Myroslaw (aka Blysk, Vzaem, Tricyclic) has been producing all flavors of electronic music and audio experimentation for over 15 years. He also was a lead organizer for the 2013 MEGAPOLIS Festival in NYC.

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Naomi Lucille Kagaya

Naomi Lucille Kagaya

Naomi is a native of Northern Japan, is an intermedia artist and composer. She creates installation and performance art integrating sonic and visual elements, digital and organic textures, and audience interactivity.

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Neil Feather

Neil Feather

Neil has been creating radical and unusual musical instruments since 1970 and is increasingly known outside of Baltimore as one of the most original musical thinkers of his day.

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Nelson Loskamp
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Nelson Loskamp

Nelson has been performing Electric Chaircut, amplified haircuts, worldwide since 1989. Nelson is the original master of electro-sonic hair design, and CNN calls Electric Chaircut “A cut above”; NBC says “It’s a sidewalk sensation”; and the NY Times calls it “Cutting edge!”

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Nick Heling

Nick Heling

Nick received his MA in Media Studies from The New School in New York City in 2010.

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Nick van der Kolk
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Nick van der Kolk

Nick is the co-founder of the MEGAPOLIS and served as Artistic Director (2009-15). Currently he produces Love and Radio, a podcast that features in-depth, otherworldly-produced interviews with an eclectic range of subjects, from the seedy to the sublime. He also is a 2012 USA Collins Fellow.

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Patrick McNameeKing
Patrick McNameeKing

Patrick McNameeKing

Producer, Station Manager, and Disc Jockey @WNHNFM.

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Rebecca Bray
Rebecca Bray

Rebecca Bray

Rebecca is the head of interaction design and Strategy at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History, where she creates new digital tools that enable visitors to creatively participate in the scientific process. Her projects have been covered by the BBC, NPR, Discovery Channel, Good Morning America and ABC News as well as in the New York Times, Wired, and ArtNews, and her work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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Robert Van Heumen

Robert Van Heumen

Robert is a composer and improvising musician using an extended laptop-instrument to perform highly immersive and hyper-dynamic electro-acoustic music. As a musician, live sampling is his main tool. With a joystick and other tactile controllers, live sampled source sounds are gesturally manipulated and reworked within open ended narratives.

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Roman Mars
Roman Mars

Roman Mars

Roman is the executive producer of 99% Invisible, a “tiny radio show about design” that began in his bedroom, gravitated to KALW in San Francisco, and now is one of the leading independently funded podcasts of the entire InterWeb. Roman has been leading a new wave of podcasters who have obliterated the paradigm of a listener-funded “radio” show, and he does so by focusing intently on the 99% of activity that is invisible to the naked eye yet shapes our world. And he puts on a killah live show.

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Shelly Blake-Plock
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Shelly Blake-Plock

Shelly (Baltimore, Maryland) is an American teacher, musician, writer, and filmmaker.

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Stephanie Smith

Stephanie Smith

Stephanie is a multiple-media artist, composer and violinist who often works and performs with massive textures, small motors, tactile objects, and light. She studied composition at the University of Chicago with Kotoka Suzuki and has earned an MFA in Experimental Sound Practices and Integrated Media from California Institute of the Arts, studying with Mark Trayle, Sara Roberts, and Ulrich Krieger.

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Steve Bradley

Steve Bradley

Steve’s art practice engages time-based media; sound performance/installation, and material culture. He explores the boundaries of urban and suburban culture by collecting debris, sound, and images from the consumed and littered landscape.

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Suzanne Thorpe

Suzanne Thorpe

Suzanne is a composer and performer of electronic music who enjoys revealing peripheral consciousness, coexisting perspectives and concurrent realities via composition, performance and installation.

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Teresa Foley

Teresa Foley

Teresa, a conceptual artist, makes videos, performances, and public art projects. She creates scenarios in which blow up dolls drive cars, ventriloquist dummies perform material lifted from craigslist, and people make and share regionally based ringtones.

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Thomas Deuel

Thomas Deuel

Thomas is a practicing neurologist, sound artist, and neuroscientist from Seattle WA. As a neurologist with expertise in Electroencephalogram (EEG), a practicing sound artist exhibiting works of interactive audio installation art, a PhD in Neuroscience researching music and sound processing in the brain, as well as a professor in Digital Arts and Experimental Media, he attempts to bring these multiple personalities together to create hybrid neuroscience/music devices.

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Timothy Nohe
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Timothy Nohe

Timothy Nohe is an artist and educator engaging traditional and electronic media in civic life and public places. He has exhibited and performed his work in a range of national and international venues: ISEA: Paris and the Baltic Sea; Ars Electronica, Linz; the Danish Institute of Electro-Acoustic Music, Århus; Museu da Imagem e do Som, São Paulo; the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow; the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; the Oxfringe Festival, Oxford; the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; and the Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York.

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Trent Wolbe

Trent Wolbe

DJ Trent makes the asses hit the flo with his DJ stylings and has been a writer and media producer for The Verge, Engadget, and WFMU.

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Vistas

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Zachary Kent
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Zachary Kent

Zachary (Austin, TX) is a radio artist who started Dial-A-Stranger, a podcast highlighting the stories of everyday people and to be the excitement they wanted to see in the world.

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