Keith Nelson Jr.

Keith Nelson Jr.

Keith Nelson Jr is a music/tech journalist making big pictures by connecting dots. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY he graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor's Degree in English & Textual Studies. Keith keeps a critical eye on all transgressions in the music technology field.
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Movies & TV

These four virtual reality experiences will make you feel real emotions

During a TED Talk in 2015, Chris Milk, founder of VR production company Milk Studios, deemed virtual reality "the ultimate empathy machine," because you can insert yourself into the scenes and feel as if you are actually there. Since…
Outdoors

A Steph Curry 3-pointer unlocks Under Armour’s new trivia game app

Steph IQ , Under Armour's new trivia game, is activated by the first 3-pointer Steph Curry makes in each game of the 2018 NBA Playoffs. Fans will be able to win Curry's sneakers and more by answering multiple choice questions about…
Music

How vintage mics and analog tape gave 'Luke Cage' its funk

Adrian Younge is a virtuoso musician and half of the team responsible for composing the score for Netflix's Luke Cage. The prolific musician discussed the music-making process for Luke Cage season 2 and why he prefers analog over digital.
Movies & TV

The Handmaid’s Tale cast on why only Gilead’s powerful men get to use technology

The Handmaid's Tale stars Samira Wiley and Joseph Fiennes, and the show's executive producer, Warren Littlefield, discuss how technology is a form of oppression in the show, as well as scenes that are too gruesome to shoot, and what we…
Music

Urban Legends wants to bring Migos and millennials into vinyl

Andre Torres, VP of urban catalog at Universal Music Enterprises, is working on bringing more vinyl appreciation to millennials with UME's new online platform Urban Legends. Torres explained how he plans to use artists like Migos to help…
Movies & TV

Reality hews too close to sci-fi dystopia for ‘Westworld’ star Jeffrey Wright

Leading up to season 2 of HBO's hit sci-fi drama Westworld, actor Jeffrey Wright discusses what to expect from the new season and how the line between humans and technology is getting blurred.
Outdoors

The evolution of sneakers and basketball, told by the NBA legends who lived it

NBA legends Julius Erving, Rasheed Wallace, and Ray Allen had sneakers they wore during championship moments showcased as part of Nike's Art of a Champion exhibit. The three legends talked about how the NBA and sneaker game has changed over…
Movies & TV

‘Unsolved’ producer worked to find 2Pac and Biggie’s humanity, not their killers

Anthony Hemingway's new show, Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G, is a true crime drama about the murders of the legendary rappers. The producer/director discusses how the show will give closure, and how it humanizes the…
Outdoors

Nike takes big step into connected tech by testing it in limited-edition sneakers

Nike is testing out the placement of its Nike Connect technology in its sneakers with the limited-edition release of the AF1 NikeConnect QS NYC. People will be able to tap the sneakers and unlock surprises using the NikeConnect app.
Music

Why just listen when you can play? How Moodelizer makes music malleable

Want to listen to an acoustic version of a song, on the fly? With Dynamic Playback, a new music format technology from Moodelizer, listeners can manipulate songs in real time. But there's more in store for the tech.
Movies & TV

'Roseanne' strikes a major chord with viewers, kicks off with massive ratings

After 20 years, ABC's trailblazing family comedy Roseanne has returned to the network, and its fans have, too. The reboot's two-episode premiere scored huge ratings, hinting at a promising run.
Movies & TV

Bleacher Report steps into the live TV arena with sports streamer B/R Live

B/R Live is a new sports streaming site powered by its digital sports platform Bleacher Report. It will offer thousands of live sports games including NBA League Pass games, NCAA Championship games, and more.