Cyborg jazz nomad Onyx Ashanti shares some of the technical details of his gestural fractal synthesis systems.
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. ###
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.
The “death trap” sound is pretty good making Phuture Doom likely the first profitable prophets of transhumanist doom and gloom.
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.
Have you heard of musician and DIY robot builder and technology hacker Jack Conte?
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….
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.