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Next up - A Conversation with Paul Miller

Posted by Barrett Brown (Creator)
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We had a great time with Birgitta on Tuesday! If you missed the conversation, you can still watch it here.

Next up, bringing with him probing questions and a critical eye, Paul Miller, a.k.a. DJ Spooky, is joining Barrett for a frank conversation about Pursuance.

Paul Miller - “My tools are information.”

Paul's art juxtaposes mediums and genres and disregards the boundaries of disciplines. He has rescored silent films, produced a photo book of the Antarctic, and crafted a multimedia performance piece on the history of the Internet. He can talk about Roman history or string theory as readily as he can analyze Steve Reich. Paul has the uncanny ability to draw connections among superficially isolated phenomena  - "the story unfolds while the fragments coalesce." 

Paul recognizes the innately political nature of art's ability to craft a narrative from disparate sources. In an age where feeling has often trumped fact in the political arena, he has found new significance in his work. “The artist’s role is not to say ‘hey, this is interesting’, but to grab people by the scruff of the neck and say ‘you can’t live life without thinking a different way about this,’” he says. “Another world is possible.”

We're very glad that he is joining us.

Sincerely,

Claire Peters
Director of Strategy
Pursuance

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      Claire Peters Collaborator on

      I'm sorry Robert, I'm afraid I can't do that.

      Seriously, I actually can't, the Kickstarter platform apparently doesn't allow us to delete comments.

      But we appreciate the thoughts you've shared.

    2. Robert Stahl on

      Please delete my other comments. I don't "type" but edit as I go... a physical thing mainly, all thumbs. Please.

      The arc of time has juxtaposition, certainly at unique moments in time. Is there any difference between Moses, Joshua, and Samuel Beckett? I think not. But, excreme unction? Seriously. Instead of the current patriarchy, still, gender positive.

      Is pure anarchy in a George Carlin sense more tantalizing for good reasons just to begin with?

      Are episodes of mountain building cycles completely misunderstood and anything but stationary, in any event? What is the story of time, approached from above or below, earth/sky & quantum? Why ate we at war with altitude?

      I like an arc as described by something more than a carnival approach, or, I think that is my hope, to avoid complete cynicism, if not just catastrophe. Concert hall, however much practice it takes to grow.

      Attorneys, always fearful of *never* being able to sue the war MACHINE, AI as pavement for former mountain builders, as in The Flood.

      Here we are.

    3. Robert Stahl on

      Please delete my other comments. I don't "type" but edit as I go... a physical thing mainly, all thumbs.

      The arc of time has juxtaposition, certainly at unique moments in time. Is there any difference between Moses, Joshua, and Samuel Beckett? I think not. But, excreme unction? Seriously. Instead of the current patriarchy, still, gender positive.

      Is pure anarchy in a George Carlin sense more tantalizing for good reasons just to begin with? Are episodes of mountain building cycles completely misunderstood and anything but stationary,q in any event? What is the story of time, approached from above or below (earth/sky & quantum)?

      I like an arc as described by something more than a carnival approach, or, I think that is my hope, to avoid complete cynicism, if not just catastrophe.

      Attorneys, always fearful of not being able to use the war MACHINE, AI as pavement for former mountain builders, as in The Flood.

      Here we are.

    4. Robert Stahl on

      The arc of time has juxtaposition, certainly at unique moments in time. Is there any difference between Moses, Joshua, and Samuel Beckett? I think not.

      Is pure anarchy in a George Carlin sense more tantalizing for good reasons just to begin with? Are episodes of mountain building cycles completely misunderstood and anything but stationary,q in any event? What is the story of time, approached from above or below (earth/sky & quantum)?

      I like an arc as described by something more than a carnival approach, or, I think that is my hope, to avoid complete cynicism, if not just catastrophe.

      Attorneys, always fearful of not being able to use the war MACHINE, AI as pavement for former mountain builders, as in The Flood. Here we are.

    5. Robert Stahl on

      Sorry. Thos is mot working..

    6. Robert Stahl on

      The arc of time has juxtaposition, certainly at unique moments in time. Is there any difference between Moses, Joshua, and Samuel Beckett? I think not.

      Is pure anarchy in a George Carlin sense more tantalizing for good reasons just to begin with? Are episodes of mountain building cycles completely misunderstood and anything but stationary,q in any event? What is the story of time, approached from above or below (earth/sky & quantum)?

      I like an arc as described by something more than a carnival approach, or, I think that is my hope, to avoid complete cynicism, if not just catastrophe.

      Attorneys, always fearful of not being able to use the war MACHINE, AI as pavement for former mountain builders, as in The Flood. Here we are.

    7. Robert Stahl on

      The arc of time has juxtaposition, certainly at unique moments in time. Is there any difference between Moses, Joshua, and Samuel Beckett? I think not.

      Is pure anarchy in a George Carlin sense more tantalizing for good reasons just to begin with? Are episodes of mountain building cycles completely misunderstood and anything but stationary,q in any event? What is the story of time, approached from above or below (earth/sky & quantum)?

      I like an arc as described by something more than a carnival approach, or, I think that is my hope, to avoid complete cynicism, if not just catastrophe.

      Attorneys, always fearful of not being able to use the war MACHINE, AI as pavement for former mountain builders, as in The Flood. Here we are.

    8. Robert Stahl on

      The arc of time has juxtaposition, certainly at unique moments in time. Is there any difference between Moses, Joshua, and Samuel Beckett? I think not.

      Is pute anarchy in a George Carlin sense more tantalizing for good reasons just to begon with? Are episodes of mountain building cycles completely misunderstood and anything but stationary in any event? What is the story of time, approached from above or below? I like an arc as described by something more than a car oval approach, or, I think that is my hope to avoid complete cynicism, if not catastrophe. Attorneys, always fearful of not being able to use the war MACHINE, pavement for former mountain builders, as in The Flood.