Who: DJ Spooky
Date: Friday, February 8, 2008
Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Great Hall of the Carolina Union
Turntables, technology and music theory will collide when Paul D. Miller, better known as DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid, presents a discussion/demonstration preceding his world premiere performance of "Video Soul: Wattstax to the Avant Garde."
The lecture/demo will take place on Friday February 8 at 3 pm in Great Hall of the Carolina Union. The World Premiere of "Video Soul" will follow on Saturday evening February 9 at Duke University.
During his multimedia presentation, Miller will use historical texts and rare audio and film recordings to illustrate the history of digital art and media. Using the DJ's mix as a template, he will discuss how today's artists can rearrange the cultural ideas and objects that bombard us to produce something new and expressive. Miller will also discuss technology's impact on DJ culture and the issues that arise from it, such as intellectual property rights and ownership of ideas.
UNC Chapel Hill sponsoring organizations include: Department of Art, University Program in Cultural Studies, School of Information and Library Science's Open Video Project, Carolina Union Activities Board, Carolina Free Culture and ibiblio.org with additional support from Department of English and a grant from the Performing Arts and Special Activities Fund.