Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky is a composer, multimedia artist and writer whose work immerses audiences in a blend of genres, global culture, and environmental and social issues. His written work has been published by The Village Voice, The Source, and Artforum, among others, and he is the Editor of Origin Magazine. Miller’s work has appeared in the Whitney Biennial; The Venice Biennial for Architecture; the Ludwig Museum in Cologne; Kunsthalle, Vienna; The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, the Miami/Art Basel fair, and many other museums and galleries. Miller’s award-winning book “Rhythm Science” was published by MIT Press 2004, and was followed by “Sound Unbound,” an anthology about electronic music and digital media, in 2008. “The Book of Ice”, an experiential visual and acoustic portrait of the Antarctic, was published in 2011 by Random House.
Miller has collaborated with a vast array of recording artists, ranging from Metallica to Chuck D; Steve Reich to Yoko Ono. His large scale, multimedia performance pieces include “Rebirth of a Nation,” “Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica,” which was commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music for the Next Wave Festival 2009, and “Seoul Counterpoint”, written during his residency at Seoul Institute of the Arts in 2014. Miller was the first Artist in Residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he premiered his work “A Civil War Symphony” in 2013. In 2014, Miller was named a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, an honor recognizing visionaries at the forefront of global problem solving. Recent releases include “Peace Symphony,” commissioned by UN Peace Boat, “Hidden Code,” a new planetarium show commissioned by Dartmouth College in collaboration with Museum of Science Boston, “Forest Symphony” commissioned by Oregon State University, the CD/DVD of “Rebirth of a Nation” on Cantaloupe Music, a new dancehall/reggae remix release from VP Records, and the publication of his fourth book “The Imaginary App” from MIT Press.
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The Imaginary App
[Themes: Design, apps, technology, multimedia, communication, philosophy, creativity]
Multimedia artist, composer and writer Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky expands the concept of DJ with elements of data, conceptual art, collage, loops and layers. From his popular DJ app for iPad, which has enjoyed over 12 million downloads, to his latest book “The Imaginary App” on how apps have changed everything, DJ Spooky will discuss how technology has shaped creativity throughout history and continues to guide how we actualize the future. For more information on “The Imaginary App” anthology, edited by Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky and Svitlana Matviyenko, please visit: www.djspooky.com/imaginaryapp
The Book of Ice
Antarctica, the only uninhabited continent, belongs to no single country and has no government. While certain countries lay claim to portions of the landmass, it is the only solid land on the planet with no unified national affiliation. Drawing on the continent’s rich history of inspiring exploration and artistic endeavors, Miller has put together his own multimedia, multidisciplinary study of Antarctica. THE BOOK OF ICE is one aspect of this ongoing project. In this multimedia talk, Miller discusses his journeys to Antarctica, climate change, and the creation of THE BOOK OF ICE, using Antarctica-related data to create maps, graphics, sound, music and multimedia performances. For more information on THE BOOK OF ICE, by Paul D. Miller with contributions from Brian Greene and Ross A. Virginia, please visit: http://www.djspooky.com/antarctica/
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- Recipient of the 2017 Hewlett Foundation Award for Music Composition
- “DJ Spooky: Multimedia Mixes to Save the Planet” – National Geographic
- Recently interviewed with VICE’s music and arts channel Thump
- “DJ Spooky Wants You To Question Everything You Know About Music, Technology, and Philosophy” – The Daily Beast