A lecture/demonstration by Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky
In this lecture/demonstration, multimedia artist, composer and writer Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky explores Afrofuturism through his unique lens as a DJ, with elements of data, conceptual art, collage, loops and layers.
Afrofuturism traverses, as author Ytasha Womack asserts, “the intersection between black culture, technology, the imagination, liberation and… mysticism… where the future meets the past.”
From his popular DJ app for iPad, which has enjoyed over 12 million downloads, to his latest book “Imaginary App” on how apps have changed everything, DJ Spooky will discuss how technology has shaped creativity throughout history and continues to guide how we actualize the future.
For more information, please visit www.djspooky.com.
Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky is a Fellow at the Bayreuth Academy.
Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky is a composer, multimedia artist and writer whose work immerses audiences in a blend of genres, global culture, and environmental and social issues. His written work has been published by The Village Voice, The Source, and Artforum, among others, and he is the Editor of Origin Magazine. Miller’s work has appeared in the Whitney Biennial; The Venice Biennial for Architecture; the Ludwig Museum in Cologne; Kunsthalle, Vienna; The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, the Miami/Art Basel fair, and many other museums and galleries. Miller has collaborated with a vast array of recording artists, ranging from Metallica to Chuck D; Steve Reich to Yoko Ono. His large scale, multimedia performance pieces include “Rebirth of a Nation,” “Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica,” which was commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music for the Next Wave Festival 2009, and “Seoul Counterpoint”, written during his residency at Seoul Institute of the Arts in 2014. Miller was the first Artist in Residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he premiered his work “A Civil War Symphony” in 2013. In 2014, Miller was named a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, an honor recognizing visionaries at the forefront of global problem solving. Upcoming projects and recent releases include “Peace Symphony,” commissioned by UN Peace Boat, a new work for Dartmouth College, the CD/DVD of “Rebirth of a Nation” on Cantaloupe Music, a new dancehall/reggae remix release from VP Records, and the publication of his fourth book “The Imaginary App” from MIT Press