19 episodes

On the In Culture podcast, we go behind the scenes with artists, gamers, musicians, designers, athletes, and visionaries in their fields to share a real-world look at how they’re shaping culture. In our latest podcast series, Variations on a theme, we explore the life and legacy of Sol LeWitt. We’ll cover key themes in LeWitt’s work and explore how his approach still influences some of the creative pioneers shaping the 21st century. Variations on a theme is a companion to the Sol LeWitt App, a rich digital experience that uses Microsoft AI in close collaboration with the artist’s estate to celebrate and shed new light on a 20th-century icon.

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    • Documentary
    • 3.0 • 2 Ratings

On the In Culture podcast, we go behind the scenes with artists, gamers, musicians, designers, athletes, and visionaries in their fields to share a real-world look at how they’re shaping culture. In our latest podcast series, Variations on a theme, we explore the life and legacy of Sol LeWitt. We’ll cover key themes in LeWitt’s work and explore how his approach still influences some of the creative pioneers shaping the 21st century. Variations on a theme is a companion to the Sol LeWitt App, a rich digital experience that uses Microsoft AI in close collaboration with the artist’s estate to celebrate and shed new light on a 20th-century icon.

    Variations on a theme - Daniel Humm

    Variations on a theme - Daniel Humm

    Daniel Humm, award-winning chef of Eleven Madison Park, draws on Sol LeWitt’s systems and repetitions in this episode of Variations on a theme. And host Dessane Lopez Cassell finds the link between minimalist art and fine dining to reveal the power of simplicity.
    For more information about Microsoft's In Culture podcast and to read the transcript, please visit: microsoft.com/inculture/podcast

    • 19 min
    Variations on a theme - Proenza Schouler

    Variations on a theme - Proenza Schouler

    Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of New York-based fashion brand Proenza Schouler refine each garment to its essential details in this episode of Variations on a theme. And host Dessane Lopez Cassell examines how Sol LeWitt distilled shapes and forms down to their most fundamental elements.
    For more information about Microsoft's In Culture podcast and to read the transcript, please visit: microsoft.com/inculture/podcast

    • 15 min
    Variations on a theme - Julianna Barwick

    Variations on a theme - Julianna Barwick

    Julianna Barwick, Los Angeles-based musician and composer, marries process and improvisation in this episode of Variations on a theme. And host Dessane Lopez Cassell explores how Sol LeWitt built complex works from simple layers and unpredictable deviations.
    For more information about Microsoft's In Culture podcast and to read the transcript, please visit: microsoft.com/inculture/podcast

    • 15 min
    Variations on a theme - Charles Gaines

    Variations on a theme - Charles Gaines

    The groundbreaking visual artist Charles Gaines peels back rules and systems to create a new critical language. And host Dessane Lopez Cassell shows how conceptualism can be used to not just investigate the art world but also interrogate personal identity.
    For more information about Microsoft's In Culture podcast and to read the transcript, please visit: microsoft.com/inculture/podcast

    • 15 min
    Variations on a theme

    Variations on a theme

    In a new podcast series, Variations on a theme, we explore the life and legacy of Sol LeWitt with host Dessane Lopez Cassell. Meet some of the creative pioneers channeling his influence and pushing it forward in their own work.
    For more information about Microsoft's In Culture podcast and to read the transcript, please visit: microsoft.com/inculture/podcast

    • 1 min
    Accessibility for all - Steve Gleason

    Accessibility for all - Steve Gleason

    “This COVID pandemic closely resembles a diagnosis like ALS. When I choose to see the trial or adversity as an opportunity, I'm able to accept and acknowledge the reality of my situation rather than resist or deny reality,” says Steve Gleason. Discover a truly inspiring conversation with the wise and resilient former NFL athlete.

    For more information about Microsoft's In Culture podcast and to read the transcript, please visit: microsoft.com/inculture/podcast

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

3.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

ENilyyyy53 ,

Fascinating stuff but can you please talk normally

Conflicted: its really hard to rate this podcast because on the one hand it’s SO interesting, I’ve enjoyed the content of every single episode so far. But it’s really hard to listen to the hosts, it sounds like they are reading off a script, even down to the informal comments and filler words like “like” “well” “huh” etc. It’a unnatural and feels inauthentic and takes away from the really cool stuff they’re discussing. I find it distracting and cheesy. Can’t you just chat normally? Natural language would make this so much more enjoyable to listen to, as well as give the hosts some personality. (I wish I could comment without giving it stars because I hate to rate low but I also can’t rate it high)

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