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DJ Spooky contributes to Biophilia: In Excelsis Art Exhibit

DJ Spooky contributes art he made from his book written in Antarctica and compositions written in the Arctic Circle for the exhibition Biophilia: In Excelsis Art Exhibit

Biophilia: In Excelsis is an art exhibition that focuses on the theme of sacred ecosystems, including oceans and forests, and their imminent transformation due to increased global warming. Curated by M. Annenberg, it brings together twenty-two artists who represent different cultural backgrounds, generations, and geographic locations, and who explore the concept of Biophilia, the love of life.

Biophilia: In Excelsis Art Exhibit
Yale University Institute of Sacred Music
Opening March 27- May 2, 2024 (map)

Opening reception and conversation will be live-streamed on YouTube

March 8, 2024

DJ Spooky presents – The Legacy of George Orwell’s 1984

PAUL MILLER (aka DJ SPOOKY) Presents: PARALLAX OF QUANTUM: The Legacy of George Orwell’s 1984, Explored through Electronic Narration and Music

Paul Miller, aka DJ Spooky, wants you to think about double-think and how we frame events, create meaning, and interact with our world. Join us for an evening of exploration and reflection on one of the world’s most influential science fiction works presented by an artist with a globally conscious mind.

The accomplished and socially minded composer, multimedia artist, and writer returns to The Church, post-summer residency, with a presentation of Parallax of Quantum, an exploration of the impact of George Orwell’s 1984. Join us as Miller presents the work, discusses the process, and invites you into a dialogue. Where are we collectively in the world of late capitalism and the fog created by the digital media flood of data and information? Where are you as an individual?

An exploration of George Orwell, Parallax of Quantum illuminates a study of the way we organize our thoughts and emotions to navigate through the deluge of information we confront in our ever-growing digital world. Commissioned by the Deep Water Literary Festival in tandem with the Orwell Foundation, the work invites audiences to a digitally narrated piece against a backdrop of Miller’s music composition, artwork, and graphics.

Friday, February 23, 2024
5:00 PM 6:30 PM
The Church
48 Madison Street Sag Harbor, NY, 11963 United States

January 8, 2024

The Hidden Connections between Psychedelics and Computing

The Secret History & Unwritten Future of Psychedelics & Technology

“What could the technology industry learn from psychedelics, and what might the emerging psychedelics industry learn from the mistakes of Silicon Valley?”

Silicon Valley wouldn’t be what it is without LSD. Psychedelics have been intertwined with the personal computer since the 1960s, when grad school psychonauts invented the first generation of digital information technology. Since the turn of the century, a generation of tech start ups has hired their teams on the Burning Man playa. Today, many AI masterminds have found their inspiration through both microdosing and heroic doses of psilocybin. But are computers intrinsically psychedelic, as Timothy Leary once believed, or have our digital tools coopted psychedelic inspiration en route to creating society’s ultimate bad trip?
Join authors Douglas Rushkoff (Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires), Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky), Julie Holland (Good Chemistry), and moderator Ken Jordan (Lucid News) for a freewheeling discussion about the intersection of tech and psychedelics. We will explore the question: “What could the technology industry learn from psychedelics, and what might the emerging psychedelics industry learn from the mistakes of Silicon Valley?”

Wednesday, January 24
7 – 9pm EST
222 East 46th Street New York, NY 10017

January 8, 2024

DJ Spooky participates in Memorial for renowned Japanese composer and friend, Ryuichi Sakamoto

Celebrating Ryuichi Sakamoto
w/ Sakamoto Tribute Ensemble and DJ Spooky, YUKA C. HONDA, plus Guests TBA

(A Fundraiser for Trees For Sakamoto)

Join us in celebration of Ryuichi Sakamoto’s musical legacy as New York’s finest musicians come together for a tribute concert on January 17, marking what would have been his 72nd birthday. From the revolutionary Thousand Knives to the iconic sounds of the Yellow Magic Orchestra and the Oscar-winning film scores, the Sakamoto Tribute Ensemble will interpret his enduring compositions with the utmost reverence. The special guests, Sakamoto’s closest friends and collaborators will share their words and music in a heartfelt tribute. This concert will be a fundraiser for the family’s foundation in his honor, Trees For Sakamoto.

Wednesday, January 17th, 2024
509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
7 PM Doors | 8 PM Show

$55 GA Advance | $65 GA Day of Show

January 8, 2024

Paul Miller AKA DJ Spooky and Thurston Moore in Conversation

Online Book Launch for Thurston Moore: Sonic Life

Join Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky and Thurston Moore for a vibrant transcontinental conversation on art, music and experimentation. Moore will tune in on Zoom from London, while Miller will be present with the live audience at Catskill Art Space. A recording of the conversation will be available on the CAS YouTube account soon thereafter.

Sunday, January 14th @ 3pm

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January 4, 2024

DJ Spooky participates in The Wrong Biennial

An Exploration of Techspressionism: Digital And Beyond.

Techspressionism is introduced as a new art-historical term to describe fine artists using digital technology to convey subjective, emotional content.

Techspressionism distinguishes expressive fine art from such genres as “digital art,” which can include animated movies, and video games, as well as from “new media” works that do not embody convincing artistic intent.

November 8, 2023

DJ Spooky presents CANCELED with Apollo Chamber Players

Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 8:00pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science: Burke Baker Planetarium | Houston, TX

The program continues the season’s exploration of censorship with an evening-length program by composer, multimedia artist and writer Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky), whose work immerses audiences in a blend of genres, global culture, and environmental/climate change issues. Spanning multiple eras, Apollo delves into the history of “forbidden” theories in science and astronomy, from the trailblazing, norm-shattering discoveries of Copernicus to the present day warnings of climatologists and the relevancy of George Orwell’s 1984.

October 25, 2023

DJ Spooky contributes to Anti-War Exhibition

Artists Against The Bomb: An Exhibition in support of the Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons at Judd Foundation November 2, 2023

Artists Against the Bomb is a collection of urgent messages calling for universal nuclear disarmament. This series of posters designed by international artists can be printed locally and exhibited anywhere in the world. Participating artists grant permission for these images to be used to spread awareness about the imminent threat of nuclear war and the urgent need to abolish all nuclear weapons. Artists Against the Bomb invites artists from all over the world to participate, and each participating artist then nominates two other artists to take part in hopes of sparking a chain reaction.

October 24, 2023

SECRET SOCIAL CLUB: An intimate exploration of an essential question: can AI be used for good?

An evening moderated by Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky.

Date: October 12th, 2023
Time: 7-11pm EST

Join Andrew Yang, Co-Chair of The Forward Party and former Presidential Candidate and advocate for universal basic income, Xander Schultz, Executive Director The Future US, a non profit exploring Ethical AI, Liz O’Sullivan, an expert in fair algorithms, surveillance, artificial intelligence, and current CEO of AI Company Vera, Katie Hoffman, VC investor and advocate for climate-positive innovation at Regeneration.VC, Andrew Rasiej, Founder of NYC’s Civic Hall and Irving Plaza, and Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, Artist in Residence at Yale University Center for Collaborative Arts and Media, as they discuss the future of philanthropy, Artificial Intelligence, the creative economy, and the dual crises of climate change and failing political discourse.

This intimate discussion is a unique opportunity to delve into the intersection of these crucial topics and explore how AI can be harnessed for positive impact.

You are invited to participate in an open discussion that aims to bridge the gap between science, the arts, and the potential of AI for good. This is emerging to be one of the essential questions of our time. Together, let’s explore the untapped potential of AI and its imperative role in creating a better world.

To get free tickets, RSVP using the link below plus the term THEFUTURE for free tickets.

October 10, 2023

DJ Spooky Tribute to Ryuichi Sakamoto

Sakamoto Blue Sky
A virtual performance series in tribute to Ryuichi Sakamoto (1952-2023)

Sakamoto Blue Sky is a series of short online performances created in tribute to renowned composer, producer, artist, and environmental activist Ryuichi Sakamoto by artists who worked with, knew, or were deeply influenced by him. Works will be unveiled starting Saturday, August 26, the fortieth anniversary of the U.S. film release of Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence, the first film scored by Sakamoto’s. The remaining works will by posted weekly starting on Thursday, August 31.

August 24, 2023