Archive for June, 2011
You know you’ve made it when you graduated from Harvard working directly with Obama himself and the U.S. Department of Education/White House Initiative on APIs; or how about when you graduate UPenn and work for one of the most prestigious consulting firms; oh, here’s one: going to Harvard. Med. School. Yep, these are the boys—no, men—of The Jubilee Project: Eddie Lee, Jason Y. Lee, and Eric Lu, respectively. Amazed? We just got started. Most people couldn’t even dream of achieving these titles, and those who do can sit back and enjoy the well-deserved ride of proud parents and stable salaries. But great minds with even bigger hearts aren’t just satisfied with personal success. Jason, Eric, and Eddie, the trio behind The Jubilee Project, are pioneering good-doing through social media. Their innovative active viewership model allows them to make films for good causes, raising awareness and money by having sponsors donate one penny per view. Their film “Love Language” for example, garnered over one million views—that’s one million individuals made more aware of an important issue (we don’t want to give it away—watch it for yourself below!); that’s one million human beings united in greater understanding, empathy, and inspiration. Join OA for the most epic and passionate interview with three brilliant guys who make “smart” and “hardworking” the new sexy. There’s a saying, “Einstein, Galileo, and Newton all had just as much time in the day as you do.” It’s only appropriate to add an addendum: Eric, Eddie, and Jason all have just as much time in the day as you do. Inspired? Keep reading.
Art can reveal a lot about the world, and even more about the artist. Jeff Tang’s work, characterized by serious subjects contrasted with bright colors, appropriately represents this unconventional hipster artist-photographer with a fascination for death and a collection of 30 varieties of cacti. Join OA (while trying not to get kicked out of Ranch 99 market), as the talented, free-spirited guy behind 12FV talks about passion vs. marketability in art, his reliability on technology, and why he still takes photos with film.
You know someone was born to sing when they are the loudest crying newborn in the whole hospital. That little badass is now an award-winning, full-fledged artist preparing for this year’s Kollaboration Acoustic, where she will debut her most compelling song yet, “Meant to Sing.” Lindsey Yung is a San Diego native, with a voice of haunting beauty, grace, and truth. But despite her brilliant talent, she remains one of the most genuine, humble, and charming artists in this industry. Lindsey also presents a new perspective on OA: you can also pursue your passion with a balance: her stable, part-time nurse practitioner career still allows her to dive into music 40 hours per week…and occasionally swim with the sea turtles in Maui.