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5 things Showdown: First Round Match-up: Nick Katranis v. Jamiel Livingston

After checking out the links, vote for the person you think should go on to the next round, on their way to winning a Kindle.

Whoever has the most votes here, on the this post, by 11 p.m. Eastern Time, Wednesday December 14thmoves on.


1. Alison on Photography http://5thin.gs/thYHJn

Jack Radcliffe photographed his daughter Alison from her early childhood to her thirties, and created an engrossing one-page film strip of these shots.

Scrolling up and down the timeline of this girl's life (viewed through such an intimate and sympathetic observer) one glimpses a kind of cinema... suggesting a film that is nearly impossible to make.

An artist living in Woodstock, New York. Nick Katranis is currently working on a film project with Philip Lawson entitled “Port of Souls,” and will be releasing records as McJagger (with Patrick Miller), and British Teeth (solo) in 2012.


2. Public bathroom video games http://5thin.gs/sJ8eU1

Jamiel (L.O.S.) Livingston: Activist, Radio DJ, Rapper/Singer Songwriter. Discovered he could sing at age 5 from watching MJ on BET & MTV and started Rapping and Battling in 97. He tries to find a way to burn words into people's thoughts. Speech is his gift so and has exercised this at WSLR for 5 years (http://wslr.org). He also does guest spots on Big Blu House tracks (http://www.reverbnation.com/bigbluhouse). He volunteered for Harvey Milk Fest, Grater Newtown's Youth Build and protests for causes he feels strongly about. 


Readers of 5 things I learned today are pretty damned interesting themselves. But for the sake of sport, let us pit them against one another to see who can find the most interesting, yes?


5 things Showdown


Compete in a round by round showdown to win an Amazon Kindle and an article about you and your projects to run and be promoted on 5thingsilearnedtoday.com and our facebook page, google + page and tumblr 


Round 1: 



Bring your best, you most interesting. Whichever of you gets the most "likes" will advance to the next round. 


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5 things I learned December 9, 2011

5 things Showdown: First Round WINNER: Van Jazmin