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Holly Herndon Interviewed Chelsea Manning

For Paper.

September 01, 2015

Holly Herndon was one of several artists to talk with Chelsea Manning—the U.S. intelligence analyst imprisoned for her connection to WikiLeaks—for the latest issue of Paper. “Read everything,” Manning tells Herndon. “Absorb everything that is out there and act as your own filter. Hunt down your own answers to questions. This is the only advice that is actually worth anything… We can't spend our lives getting spoon-fed all of our information every day and then expect to understand our world. Only then will you understand that people are still hurting and dying in the world around us.”

Read the whole conversation here, and check out the 10 radical ideas that inspired Herndon’s recent album, Platform.

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