Integer's Culture Club
By Culture Club
What Is the Culture Club Series? Once a month. One hour(-ish) at a time. With one simple vision: To talk about societal or culturally relevant subjects through the lens of art. Each episode will feature a different cohost and subject.
Integer's Culture Club #7: FANDOM
Cultures are nurtured by myths and legends that feed our imagination, inspire, and even touch us on a spiritual level. The same way the stories of Gilgamesh, Baeowulf, Quetzalcoatl shaped ancient cultures, Luke Skywalker, Harry Potter, and Dracula have shaped modern society. But these modern myths and legends come with a price. Most of us are aware of the entities, authors and people that bring them to life. As a fan of these modern stories that have inspired me and have helped me find art, love and spirituality, I’ve struggled with one question: Who really owns the stories? What happens when an author, working on the IP, fundamentally changes my idea of my favorite character? How much is my enjoyment of Harry Potter tainted by J.K. Rowling’s view of trans women, or of The Mandalorian by the dangerous conspiracy theories of Gina Carano? In this episode, Jesús González discusses the Star Wars Special Edition. Then Blake Rozas talks about WATCHMEN and how it has changed after Alan Moore lost control over the IP. Steve Jacobson shares a clip from a documentary he worked on about album covers and his love for Yes. Finally Richard Cran ends with an amazing discussion about loving a franchise that sometimes goes against our own personal values.
February 01, 2022
Integer's Culture Club #6 The Art of Drag
In today's episode, Jennifer Marzett, Social Brand Manager for integer, will talk to a few people: Daniel Mathenia, Account Executive for integer and assistant to the amazing Anita Mandahump, and a surprise guest! Duct tape… These two simple words can make or break a drag performance. You see duct tape at Home Depot and think of all the great projects it will assist you with, I see pain and torture that provides the perfect female form on my 6’2” frame (without heels). See we already have one thing in common, duct tape (and maybe heels). As we unwrap and untuck for this hour on the history and culture of drag, I will also be sharing how one Grindr date changed my career path in drag forever. As a queen, I love all forms of expression from singing to poetry, to dance floors and football fields. Let’s enter the very direct, vicious, conniving, fun, exciting, and scary world of drag! Follow us on instagram @integer_culture_club Follow Anita @anita_mandahump
December 28, 2021
Culture Club #5: Native American Representation in Media, Art and Pop Culture
One of the most influential but often misunderstood cultural groups, Native American representation has had a long history in the media and art world. Native American groups are becoming more vocal, educating and influencing the cultural landscape in a dynamic way. In honor of Native American Heritage Month, Culture Club would like to see/discuss examples of how art and culture have conveyed the Native American experience in the past, both the misunderstood and the reclaimed representations of Native Americans. Gail first talks about the "Indian burial grounds trope" in movies such as "The Shinning." Then Jesús shows the tone-def commercial of Dior's "Sauvage" starring Johnny Depp. Followed by a discussion of the ending of the movie "Hostiles" that he had with a person who had a very different interpretation of the ending. We end on two positive examples: the FX show "Reservation Dogs" and Sioux Lakota language representation in the movie "Dances with Wolves"
November 29, 2021
A conversation with Ellen & James Sasso. Hosted by Culture Club
In today's Culture Club, we will listen to a conversation between two childhood friends: Ellen Cook, CEO of integer and James Sasso, Contemporary artist, disruptor and Burning Man legend. You can find and buy Sasso's work at: arttogo.com
November 02, 2021
Integer's Culture Club #4: Spirituality and Art
What is the connection between art and the unknown? This session we want to explore how and why cultures and individuals express spirituality, religion, death and creation though art. Suzanne Lara talks about the history and meaning of Día de los Muertos Jesús González shows a scene in Altered Carbon and talks about consciousness in a world where the human body is interchangeable Julienne Lin delves into the spirituality and artistry of Tarot Cards Finally Gail Obaseki enlightens us about the significance of the depiction of Jesus.
October 04, 2021
Integer's Culture Club #3: Is Food Art?
In this episode, Jim McKinnis, Executive Creative Director at Integer, will attempt to answer that age old question: s Food Art? Jim McKinnis: Shows images of Andy Warhol's Campbell Soup, Giuseppe Arcimboldo's Vertumnus, Paul Cézanne, Still Life with Milk Jug and Fruit, Netflix's Nailed it. An egg and food in nature, followed by advertising examples, and a few celebrity chefs. Julienne Linn, Strategy Director: @betweenspoonfuls and his food photography. Jani Fraga, Associate Account Director: The Blind Cafe Jesús González: food in anime Steve Jacboson: His own cooking
September 13, 2021
Integer's Culture Club #2: Media vs. Reality
In this episode, we discuss Media vs. Reality, a subject proposed by Alex Morton: Jaws keeps us out of the water. The Godfather influenced how the real mob dressed and acted. Midsommar makes us never want to go to Sweden. When your cultural references are fictional touch points what is real?
August 01, 2021
Soundtrack of our lives Hosted by Integer's Culture Club
This episode is a conversation between Jennifer Marzett and Gail Obaseki, where they will be discussing "the Soundtrack of our Lives." They go through 50 years of music and social revolution. An amazing episode with two amazing people. enjoy!
August 01, 2021
Integer's Culture Club #1: Queer Culture
Join us as we unpack queer culture and the symbolism behind modern queer expression. We’ll discuss how representation and ally education can create inclusivity across LGBTQIA+ communities. This episode was recorded live, June 24th, 2021.
August 01, 2021