DJ Spooky has participated in two new book projects.
One is Green Patriot Posters. DJ Spooky's Manifesto for a People's Republic of Antarctica graphic design prints are included along with several of his friends like Shep Fairey and others. Make your own poster manifesto for a better world!!
greenpatriotposters.org Edited by Edward Morris and Dmitri Siegel
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DJ Spooky also has participated in renowned photographer Lyle Owerko's new book "The Boombox Project" on the history of boomboxes.
Copyright Criminals - a Documentary by Ben Frantzen and Kembrew Mcleod
I'm in this movie, and I think that they did an excellent job. They have many friends and peers of mine - Jeff Chang, Chuck D (who appeared on my album "Drums of Death"), Clyde Stubblefiend, the drummer for James Brown, and many others. I HIGHLY recommend this film for anyone who is interested in digital culture.!
Exactly 100 years after the release of D. W. Griffith's silent epic The Birth of a Nation, performance artist and musician Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid, has remixed and reimagined one of the most infamous films ever made.
Experience an exclusive one-hour screening and listening party of Miller’s recently released album Rebirth of a Nation, recorded with Kronos Quartet. DJ Spooky will also reveal insights into his process and interpretation of the film, followed by a cocktail reception.
Paul D. Miller has recorded a huge volume of music and collaborated with a wide variety of musicians and composers, among them Iannis Xenakis, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Kronos Quartet, Pierre Boulez, Steve Reich, Yoko Ono, Thurston Moore and many others.
“We need more than ever to see the context that early cinema offers us," Miller says. "As my old friend Saul Williams likes to say: Another World Is Possible. A remix of a film as deeply important and problematic as The Birth of a Nation reminds us that many of these issues still linger with us at every level.”
Rebirth of a Nation is out now on Cantaloupe Music. Miller is currently an artist-in-residence at Made in NY Media Center by IFP.
Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky has been selected by The National Geographic Society as part of the 2014 class of Emerging Explorers, a group of 14 visionary, young trailblazers from around the globe whose innovative ideas and accomplishments are making a significant difference in the world.
“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.” // LEARN MORE
Sponsored by Hogan Rebel & Directed by Giorgio Arcelli Fontana.
DJ Spooky performs with his DJ Mixer iPad App.
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, Paul D. Miller a.k.a. DJ Spooky has put together his own multimedia, multidisciplinary study of Antactica. Book of Ice is one aspect of this ongoing project.
In light of climate change and tireless human enterprise to be present everywhere on the planet, Miller uses Antarctica as a point on entry for contemplating humanity’s relationship with the natural world. The two additional contributors to The Book Of Ice - Columbia University's Brian Greene, best selling author of The Elegant Universe, and Ross A. Virginia, Director of Arctic Studies at Dartmouth College, a world renowned expert on Antarctica - add several layers of analysis to the books exploration of the theme of science and graphic design.
Using photographs and film stills from his journey to the bottom of the world, along with original artworks and re-appropriated archival materials, Miller ponders how Antarctica could liberate itself from the rest of the world. Part fictional manifesto, part history and part science book, Book of Ice furthers Miller’s reputation as an innovative artist capable of making the old look new.
Out now on Mark Batty Publisher. Learn more about The Book of Ice.
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DJ SPOOKY DJ MIXER ITUNES APP for
iPod+ iPhone + iPad + iPad 2 Now updated for iPad mini and iOs 6 Retina.
Check out the new features!
NEW – Easier volume controls, Nicer level display (in stereo), Maxx audio premium feature - the most advanced audio tech in any tablet.
Plus Simple EQ, Advanced EQ, High Pass / Low Pass Resonant Filters. Turntable and CDJ mode with full scratching on iPhone and iPod Touch. Use DJ Mixer to quickly play a continuous mix with smooth fades between songs or to mix tracks at a party. Simple and Advanced DJing modes – be the DJ or let DJ Mixer mix for you while you dance or chill. Exclusive to DJ Mixer Pro: Mix with headphones using a WiFi network and another iDevice running DJ Mixer. This exclusive patent-pending feature gives you a complete DJing solution at an affordable price. Beat match your tracks without affecting the playback pitch and to quickly skip to different places in your tracks to find the best time to mix using a unique visual display, automatic BPM and song structure detection.
THE VANUATU PACIFICA FOUNDATION and TANNA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
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.
DJ Spooky iPhone App Web Mixes
Babylonia 5000 Mix by DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid
JG Ballard once said "history is a stage that needs to be swept clean." I agree. When I first heard Grand Master Flash's "Adventures on the Wheels of Steel" from 1981, I was blown away. Afrika Bambaata's "Death Mix" was cool, but Flash took things in a whole different direction. //ARTIST STATEMENT AND TRACK LIST HERE //DJ Spooky iPhone App
THE SECRET SONG
The New Album and DVD by DJ Spooky
In Stores October 2009 on Thirsty Ear
SPECIAL GUESTS INCLUDE THURSTON MOORE OF SONIC YOUTH, THE JUNGLE BROTHERS, SUSSAN DEYHIM, THE COUP, ROB SWIFT (THE XECUTIONERS), SPOKEN WORD EMCEE MIKE LADD, AND MANY OTHERS
The Secret Song– isnʼt really an album: itʼs a manifesto about the place of history in our modern collaged, scrambled, sampla-delic to the core, mega info overloaded digital culture. With references stretching from Thorstein Veblenʼs “Theory of the Leisure Class” and John Maynard Keynes classic in the ﬁeld of economics “The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money” over to hip hopʼs relationship to psychoanalysis and a la Edward Bernayʼs concept of the “manufacture of consent” – DJ Spookyʼs new album is a groundbreaking meditation on hip hop and electronic musics relationship to philosophy, economics, //LISTEN TO THE ALBUM ON
AOL MUSIC (SPINNER)and the science of sound in a world where the steady drumbeat of the ﬁnancial meltdown has made music the last refuge of young people with less and less time and money. DJ Spookyʼs peer group of artists like DJ Krush, DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist, RJD2, DJ Logic, Amon Tobin, and Coldcut have all played with the idea of concept albums. With “The Secret Song” DJ Spooky looks to bands like Nine Inch Nails, and Radiohead for inspiration. As DJ Spooky likes to say "people - it's ALL about economics." Dig?