SOURCE: iClips Network, L.L.C.

March 10, 2008 08:18 ET

PostModern Times: New Media Promotes Consciousness Change

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 10, 2008) - High-level animation supports cutting-edge thought with the debut of PostModern Times, a series of shorts, or "info- snacks," premiering on the iClips Network, www.iclips.net, produced in association with Curious Pictures. PostModernTimes promotes a new understanding of our world, highlighting practical tools and visionary techniques for a sustainable future -- think "The Simpsons" meets Buckminster Fuller and Aldous Huxley.

The first release, "Consciousness is the Key," features four underground hip hop artists -- Naada, Propaganda Anonymous, 2HL, and iLL SpoKKinN -- and producer euphAmism in an animated music video packing lyrical and graphical punch in a call for global awakening. "Consciousness is the Key" is accompanied by the re-release of "Toward 2012," PostModernTimes' initial episode, a hit on YouTube and CurrentTV. "Toward 2012" dramatizes the controversial ideas of PostModernTimes co-founder Daniel Pinchbeck, bestselling author of "2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl" (Tarcher/Penguin, 2006).

New releases every twenty days will cover topics from sustainability to alternative energy, psychic research to ayahuasca shamanism. Upcoming webisodes will feature: Kevin Danaher (co-founder of Global Exchange, executive producer of www.Greenfestivals.org), James O'Dea (President of The Institute of Noetic Science), Rick Strassman (author of "DMT the spirit molecule"), Rick Doblin (president of MAPS), Maria Alice Campos (member of the Thirteen Grandmother Council, representative of the Santo Daime church of Brazil) and many others. Using a signature style, PostModern Times combines expert commentary with fast-paced cartoons in an inspiring and entertaining call to action.

PostModernTimes' team is uniquely suited for this project. Director Joao Amorim's credits include animation for the just-released documentary "Chicago 10," which opened Sundance, and Ferrets for Freedom, a viral video with over 160,000 hits on YouTube. Emmy award winner Nikos Katsaounis produced and co-directed the hit underground feature, "Entheogen: Awakening the Divine within," on non-ordinary states of consciousness and trance culture. Editor Felipe Barbosa's short, "Salt Kiss," was an official Sundance selection and has won awards at over ten festivals worldwide. Author Daniel Pinchbeck appeared on "The Colbert Report," was profiled in "Rolling Stone," and is recognized as a leading thinker in counterculture circles. PostModern Times is produced in association with Curious Pictures, the largest animation studio in New York and a leader in the field for the past fifteen years.

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