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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

DJ Spooky presents “Parallax of Quantum” at Deep Water Festival

Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky

The renowned philosopher Hannah Arendt once wrote that the “ideal subject for totalitarian rule is… people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction, true and false, no longer exists…” Her words and the words of George Orwell are more resonant than ever in our age of computational propaganda, bots, AI, and algorithms that play with all aspects of how we create digital subjectivity in a data driven society. I was commissioned to work on an art installation based on George Orwell’s classic novel 1984 by the Deep Water Literary Festival in tandem with the Orwell Foundation. We are having renowned authors such as legendary science fiction author Samuel Delany and renowned actress Tilda Swinton read from the novel set to my music compositions and my artwork and graphics. The prints and editing process were done at The Church during my Residency, and at Yale University Center for Collaborative Arts and Media.

“Almost certainly we are moving into an age of totalitarian dictatorships – an age in which freedom of thought will be at first a deadly sin and later on a meaningless abstraction. The autonomous individual is going to be stamped out of existence.”
George Orwell, Inside the Whale

Our world is a kind of dark overture:
We live in a time where the stability of how we frame events, create meaning, and interact with information that surrounds us – is all under a never ending assault from everything that reflects the darkest impulses of the human mind. How we organize our thoughts and emotions, how we sense our navigation through the fog of information that digital media creates. These are things that linger over the modern context in late capitalism.

Deep Water Festival is a literary festival that has commissioned Paul D. Miller aka Dj Spooky to create a new composition “Parallax of Quantum” featuring several major literary figures reading from George Orwell’s classic novel 1984. The project will tour after its premier at the festival. The first iteration premiers at Deep Water Festival and will feature legendary science fiction novelist Samuel Delany and another aspect of the festival features renowned actress Tilda Swinton reading from Orwell’s essays. Miller also is premiering several limited edition prints “NewThink/OldThink” to support the festival. More details will be available shortly.

April 26, 2023

DJ Spooky: Arctic Rhythms at Luther College

October 11th, 2022
7PM in the CFL Main Hall.

DJ Spooky will connect his music with cinematic visuals and local string players to create a unique approach to grasping complex pieces of life today and imagining better tomorrows.

This event embodies the mixing of disciplines, research methods, and ways of making and communicating that is central to a liberal arts college. We’re thrilled that DJ Spooky is bringing his musical acumen and public intellectual innovations to Luther College and to Decorah.

The event is open to the public and free thanks to The Center for Ethics and Public Engagement.


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October 4, 2022