Subculture of Latino Music at FSU

For me, Latino music has been in my life since I was six years old. When my mother remarried a Nicaraguan man, I was exposed to a different side of the world. There was so much that I had never known about, but now loved. It is for this reason that I tend to notice where and how many people are listening to Latino music, particularly within the context of music from one’s own home country. I decided to find out how much this music has been integrated into the typical life of an FSU student in Tallahassee, within a group of friends. This music defines Latino culture through sound, behavior, and concept.

To begin with, I had to ask my friends what they listen to. The group that I am focusing on contains seven members. Of those seven, five are Latino and two are “white”; I, Sarva, am half French and half of descent from the British Isles, and the other “white” person, Evan, is of descent from and . The other five are from (Carlos), (Daniel), (Andrea), (Leslie), and (Tony). 
I found through interviews that all of the Latino members of our group listen to music from their homeland on, at the very least, a weekly basis. That means that once a week, they are connecting back to their cultural identities through music. When I asked Evan if he listens to music from or , he said that he doesn’t. “It isn’t because I don’t like it,” he said. “It has just never been a part of my life the way it has been for my girlfriend.” Evan and Andrea have been dating for three months, as Carlos and myself have been dating for nearly three years.

I find that the way things are run in Carlos’ house …

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Hive Mind – the Movie

Watch it Before They Get You

Hive Mind. Now that is a scary thought. The term comes from the social collective consciousness of insects such as bees and ants. The Hive Mind is said to come about through subtle subconscious influences and pressure from peers and society as a whole. Everyone who thinks and feels the same group together into ‘hives’. It is a natural way we tend to form friendships and the way we influence our friends as well.

The ever so popular Social Media of Face Book, My Space, and Twitter have gained such status by enabling people from across the globe to join together and form their own ‘hives’. Some are more diverse than others, but human nature causes us to group with those who tend to think like us.

Now people often agree to disagree and still engage with others out of their little ‘hive’ and ideas are still exchanged. But Disagreements do erupt and fights still ensue only because as individuals we still have control of our minds.

Now what if technology made it possible for everyone to think and feel the same?

This is where Hive Mind takes you.

Hive Mind, an Independent film by Ladd Erlinger Jr, explores the what if of a government given the technology to create a Hive Mind, controlling all thought processes, creating an utopia society without wars. They created a perfect world of people whose only purpose is to do everything for the greater good.

Now the concept of a Hive Mind has been used before, The Borg in Star Trek, the Bugs in Starship Troopers, and in Isaac Asimov’s Nemesis and Hallucination. But Ladd’s film of a man made Hive Mind is far more eerie considering the advancements of Technology and the …

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