DJ Spooky presents QUANTOPIA: The Evolution of the Internet

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January 25, 2019, 7:30pm
YBCA Theater, San Francisco

Featuring DJ Spooky, Classical Revolution & San Francisco Girls Chorus. Visual Design by Greg Niemeyer and MEDIUMLABS, additional visuals by Roger Antonsen.
Commissioned by Internet Archive; a Hewlett 50 Arts Commission funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Presented in association with YBCA. Produced by Sozo Artists, Inc. with additional support from Sozo Impact, Inc.

We had an amazing show! Thanks to everyone for coming and we hope you enjoy the photos below.


DJ Spooky in Vistar Magazine

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CUBA SIEMPRE HA ESTADO EN MI MENTE. DURANTE LOS DÍAS DE EYEIFE EN LA HABANA, PAUL MILLER, UNO DE LOS DJS MÁS RECONOCIDOS EN LA ESCENA INTERNACIONAL, SE LLEGÓ HASTA LA PISTA CUBANA A REGALARNOS SU MÚSICA.

http://vistarmagazine.com/

Paul Miller fue uno de los DJs que se llegó hasta Cuba durante la segunda edición del Festival Internacional de Música Electró- nica Eyeife Black & Tears. A sus 48 años y con gran reconocimiento en el mundo del dijing, Spooky –como se le conoce en la pista- decidió venir por primera vez a la Isla; sin embargo parece nunca haber estado muy lejos de aquí.

“Hay una larga y loca historia entre Estados Unidos y Cuba. Mis dos padres eran profesores, mi padre había sido abogado y los dos estaban relacionados con los temas políticos. Desde niño estuve muy consciente de la situación en la Isla. Cuba siempre ha estado en mi mente” Spooky tiene una larga carrera en el arte, que va desde la música hasta la literatura. Es graduado de Filosofía y Literatura Francesa del Bowdoin College y es fundador del colectivo Soundlab, del que formó parte con un variado grupo de artistas.


Atlantic Magazine feature on DJ Spooky

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Why Remix The Birth of a Nation?

A live multimedia performance by the musician DJ Spooky considers the 1915 silent film’s legacy as a pioneering document in alternative facts.

In some dark corners, The Birth of a Nation might be received as enthusiastically today as it was when it debuted in 1915. The silent dramatization of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and the rise of the Ku Klux Klan during Reconstruction was the first American motion picture to be screened at the White House, with President Woodrow Wilson and his cabinet in attendance. While violent racism is not tolerated so openly as it was during Wilson’s day, vintage white nationalism is making a comeback in the Trump era.

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Birth of a Movement: The Battle Against America’s First Blockbuster

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Join the NAACP and DJ Spooky and host a screening of this important film!

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/videos/birth-of-a-movement-full-film/

Boston 1915. African-American newspaper editor and activist William Monroe Trotter wages a battle against D.W. Griffith’s groundbreaking blockbuster The Birth of a Nation. A Notoriously Ku Klux Klan-friendly reimagining of history, Griffith’s motion picture unleashes a conflict that still rages today about race relations, representation, and the power of Hollywood. Narrated by Danny Glover and featuring interviews from Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Spike Lee, Birth of a Movement, based on Dick Lehr’s book The Birth of a Movement captures the backdrop to this prescient clash between human rights, freedom of speech, and a changing media landscape.

Music Score by Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky

Broadcast Premiere + Independent Lens/PBS
February 6, 2017 + 10PM/9c
Free After Broadcast until 3/9/2017

Supported by: WNET Thirteen, Independent Lens, Northern Light Productions, National Endowment for the Humanities, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund