Egyptians use their mobile phones to record celebrations in Cairo's Tahrir Square, the epicenter of the popular revolt that drove Hosni Mubarak from power in 2011. Twitter was often used to record happenings during the Arab Spring. Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Strachwitz and Ry Cooder backstage at Arhoolie's 50th anniversary celebration. Mike Melnyk/Arhoolie Records hide caption

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Festival attendees experiment with Leap Motion technology. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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