At 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 24, new media artist and acclaimed musician Paul D. Miller, a.k.a. DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid, will lead a discussion titled "Sound Unbound/Rhythm Science." The presentation will focus on how DJ culture has evolved from the same technologies used for digital media art. Miller, himself, takes old video material and remixes and combines it with new material, similar to the way a DJ mixes music.
This is the third event in the School of the Arts' Art & Technology Lecture series. The discussion will be held in Room 417 of the International Affairs Building.
Miller is a conceptual artist, writer and musician working in New York City. His work has been on display at the Whitney Biennial; The Venice Biennial for Architecture; Ludwig Museum in Cologne, Germany; Kunsthalle, Vienna; and the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh. Miller has recorded a large volume of music as "DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid" and has collaborated with musicians and composers ranging from Yoko Ono and Thurston Moore from Sonic Youth, to Ryuichi Sakamoto and Butch Morris. He is a co-publisher of the magazine A Gathering of the Tribes and was the first editor-at-large of Artbyte: the Magazine of Digital Culture.
Miller is best-known as "DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid," a character from his upcoming novel Flow My Blood the DJ Said, which uses a wide variety of digitally created music as a form of post-modern sculpture.
The Art & Technology Lectures are presented by Columbia's Digital Media Center and Computer Music Center and are free and open to the public. The Art & Technology Lectures will continue through the spring with Manuel DeLanda, author of the books War in the Age of Intelligent Machines , A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History and Intensive Science and Virtual Philosophy, on April 8; and Ricardo Dominguez, a tactical media artist, on May 12.