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Birth of a Movement Trailer

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Here’s the trailer for the powerful documentary about the rise of the Civil Rights Movement as a response to the media of the early 20th century. Scored by DJ Spooky – watch the trailer – it’ll be on PBS throughout the next month.

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DJ Spooky announced as Artist in Residence at Stanford University

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Every year, Brown seek new ways to connect research with leading media innovators, and we are happy to announce that we named DJ Spooky, aka That Subliminal Kid, Paul D. Miller, as the Brown Distinguished Media Innovator for 2017. DJ Spooky’s work ranges from creating the first DJ app to producing an impactful DVD anthology about the “Pioneers of African American Cinema”. According to a New York Times review, “there has never been a more significant video release than Pioneers of African-American Cinema.

The prolific innovator and artist also created 13 music albums and is about to release a fourteenth. Called “Phantom Dancehall”, it is an intense mix of hip hop, Jamaican ska and dancehall culture. Paul D. Miller will engage in Brown-related collaborations all year, and his residency will culminate in a week-long series of lectures, workshops and performances at Stanford University starting April 10, 2017.

DJ Spooky’s lectures are part of the new Brown Institute Lecture series at Stanford, which we launch with Internet pioneer and founder of archive.org Brewster Kahle on October 11, 2016.

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THE VANUATU PACIFICA FOUNDATION and TANNA CENTER FOR THE ARTS

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Vanuatu is a four-hour flight from Sydney. For centuries, the Naihné People of Tanna have lived on this island in Vanuatu’s southern-most province, Tafea.

In late 2009, their leadership invited Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky) to form an artists retreat within their remote eastern territory.

In early 2011, Vanuatu Pacifica Foundation will begin building Tanna Center for the Arts in this beautiful and isolated part of the island. The artists retreat will function as a carbon negative, culturally supportive demonstration model, incorporating a digital media lab and island-restorative education center to aid the goals expressed by the people of this tropical paradise.

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THE REBEL JOURNEY

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“Rebels are alive. In past centuries, rebels fought against everything and everyone – today, more than everything and everyone, rebels shine. Yes, rebels shine: reaching for infinity, striving to surpass all limits, to outdo themselves and their own art, character and wit. To shine into infinity is not a small matter: it is the substance of rebels.”

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Sponsored by Hogan Rebel & Directed by Giorgio Arcelli Fontana.
DJ Spooky performs with his DJ Mixer iPad App.