DJ Spooky, That Subliminal Kid

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Friend of ibiblio Paul Miller (aka DJ Spooky) will be performing at the Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw, NC on Friday, April 19th at 7pm.

You can buy tickets here.

From the event website:

Miller is a Washington DC-born electronic and experimental hip hop musician whose work is often called “illbient” or “trip hop”. He is a turntablist and producer. He borrowed his stage name from the character The Subliminal Kid in the novel Nova Express by William S. Burroughs. He is also a professor at the European Graduate School, Editor of ORIGINS Magazine and Artist in Residence at The MET.

Plan for an unforgettable large-scale multimedia performance piece including mixing and projected images and live chamber music that he composed, performed in collaboration with locally acclaimed string players.”

Should be a memorable evening!

We welcomed DJ Spooky to the UNC campus in 2008 for a presentation in which he merged art forms, media, education, and performance, to challenge our notions what art is, how emerging technologies are driving a new era where the lines between artforms and media are blurred, and how these changes affect free speech and freedom of expression. You can watch that presentation, along with a question and answer session below:

Tea at Two: “The Work of Art, Technology, and Love in the Age of Digital Reproduction”

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On March 20, at 2:00pm at Ackland Art Museum in Chapel Hill, ibiblio’s Paul Jones (Journalism and Mass Communication, UNC-Chapel Hill) will explore aspects of love in contemporary art and culture in connection with the exhibition “More Love: Art, Politics, and Sharing since the 1990.”

What do light-weight, long-lasting batteries,, 4chan, Kittehz, SnapChat, Skype, Open Source software, Wikileaks and texting have to do with love and art? They put very contemporary twists on Walter Benjamin’s “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction” and on “More Love’s” subtitle: “Art, Politics, and Sharing since the 1990s.”

Space is limited; advanced notice and the opportunity to RSVP are given to members at the Contributor level and above.

Free for members, $10 for non-member guests.

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Lawrence Lessig: Rooting out Corruption in Politics: Complicity and Complacency by the Media

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March 4, 6:30-8:00pm UNC School of Law Rotunda

The Fourth Estate: What is journalism’s role, and where has it been in the face of outside interestes influencing the way our government is run?

Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig will speak at the UNC Law School about how we can restore the faith that journalism is a trustworthy watchdog of government.

For more information visit the UNC Center for Media Law

Also, you can see Professor Lessig talk about Internet governance when he was here in 1998 in a talk posted in our Speaker Series: