Category: Music

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Video Friday: Thoughts and Insights on Engineering a Sonic Fractal Matrix: Onyx Ashanti at TEDxBerlinSalon

Onyx Ashanti, nomadic beat cyborg, performs at TedX Berlin. His presentation Thoughts and Insights on Engineering a Sonic Fractal Matrix offers an immediately accessible introduction to his work from both technical and experiential perspectives.   ###

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The Forever and Ever-New Melodies of R. Michael Perry

R. Michael Perry is more than a PhD, the Care Services Manager at Alcor Life Extension Foundation, an author (Forever for All: Moral Philosophy, Cryonics and the Scientific Prospects for Immortality) and a universal thinker. He is a composer. He composed “Opus 1” in 2013. After purchasing his CD at a life- extension conference recently, I didn’t open it to play for a week or two. It merely sat on my desk as if it was beckoning me to play it. Frankly, I loved the image on the cover of the CD, and having known Mike for two decades or longer as a life-extensionists and an ordained Minister of the Society of Venturism (in fact, he was the minister who married my husband and me back in 1996), I had no idea he was also a composer.

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STELARC Performance – Outside of Your Skin

I recently had the pleasure of videoing Stelarc’s performance at West Space in Melbourne Australia – the performance was a fusion of virtual reality and meat space – it was a feast for the senses. I have embedded the video...

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Janelle Monae for Humanoid Equality

Following her EP: metropolis Janelle Monae has used the analogy of synthetic intelligence to argue topics like civil and gender rights along with giving a new meaning to the ideal of LGBTQA …perhaps the ‘T’ can stand for Transhuman or the ‘A’ for anything. In the five suite chronology of her 3 albums Monae has painted a picture of pop, rock, rap, jazz, blues, R&B, funk, and even folk to keep our attention while ranting about her own frustration with the kind of empowerment which is possible in the increasingly techno-connected world.

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Consumption-Embedded Microdonations: A Solution to the Media Sector’s Biz Model Problems?

It’s a dilemma. Information really DOES want to be free on the Net. But, content creators also need to get paid! What’s the solution? It’s pretty simple, I think: Embed the making of micro-donations to content creators, directly into the media consumption experience….

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H+ Music – Intelligentsia

Since the 90′s, Intelligentsia have written soundtracks for Japanese video games and national TV and radio with music pressed to 250,000 + units. Their first gig was in Camden Palace (Koko), London, in 1991, and they have performed at over 50 live events worldwide, including the Interactive Live Show tour with electro pioneer Susumu Hirasawa (P-Model), The Future of Music (Denmark), Emotions (Belgium), the Alfa Centauri festival (Netherlands), and at the Yokohama Sports Stadium and Tocho Skyscraper in Japan.