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Newark-born multi-instrumentalist and composer Tyshawn Sorey (b. 1980) is celebrated for his incomparable virtuosity, effortless mastery and memorization of highly complex scores, and an extraordinary ability to blend composition and improvisation in his work. He has performed nationally and internationally with his own ensembles, as well as artists such as John Zorn, Vijay Iyer, Roscoe Mitchell, Muhal Richard Abrams, Wadada Leo Smith, Marilyn Crispell, George Lewis, Claire Chase, Steve Coleman, Steve Lehman, Robyn Schulkowsky, Evan Parker, Anthony Brax
Dr. Francesca Ferrando is a professional philosopher and an international lecturer, actively involved in the posthuman scene as a thinker and organizer.
By breathing thoughtful and engaging narratives into design, we can transform the way we communicate with the world. I am currently a designer at Lyft and throwing it back at Just Rewind It.
My practice aims to bring an awareness of the present moment and a feeling of self through playful engagement between the viewer, object and space. I use various manufactured and discarded materials to directly transform objects from the familiar to the unfamiliar. I am a multimedia artist exploring the possibilities of the material's potential; through the use of colour, transparency, moving objects and images. The objects I create desire their own pseudo world, free from limitations where space operates as a multidimensional playground. The uneasy
Nellhy Ben Hayoun
The Manufacturers of the Impossible For the past 10 years, Nelly Ben Hayoun (NBH) Studios has designed experiences for you to become an astronaut in your living room while dark energy is being created in your kitchen sink and a volcano erupts on your couch. We are an interdisciplinary ‘Willy Wonka’ design studios which devise subversive meaningful events and experiences. We work and research through film, design, music, semiotics, politics, digital and scientific practices. Pioneers in the design of experiences, our mission is to reveal meanin
Scott Brewer joined the Harvard Law School faculty full-time in 1991, having been a lecturer in 1988. He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Harvard University (1997) and a J.D. from Yale Law School (1988), where he was the Editor-in-Chief for Volume 97 of the Yale Law Journal. He was a law clerk for Judge Harry T. Edwards of the United States D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals (1989-90) and then for Justice Thurgood Marshall on the United States Supreme Court (October Term 1990). He teaches the basic courses on contracts and evidence as well as a variety of
Martina Koppelstetter wurde in Süddeutschland geboren. Nach ihrer Gesangsausbildung an der Musikhochschule München nahm sie Engagements an verschiedenen Opernhäusern an, widmete sich aber auch gleichermaßen dem Konzert- und Liedgesang. Die Altistin arbeitete mit Dirigenten wie Enoch zu Guttenberg, Helmuth Rilling, Armin Jordan, Alicja Mounk, Paul Goodwin und Constantinos Carydis und war Gast u.a. beim Rheingau-Musikfestival, den Internationalen Festwochen in Stuttgart, dem Osterklang Wien und dem International Festival of Music in Bath/England.
Yanyun Chen (b. 1986, Singapore) is a visual artist. She lectures in the humanities department of Yale-NUS College and in the animation department of the School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She is the founder of illustration and animation studio Piplatchka, and the managing partner of Delere Press.
Mathis Nitschke is a conceptual artist, composer, sound designer and performer, specialising in music and sound combined with theatre, media and new technologies.
Based in Hackney East London, we are architects that look to be inventive and help improve peoples lives through our projects. We rescue space to make places. We imagine new buildings where there are voids. We recycle bits of leftover architecture. We think design should be fun, ambitious and empathetic. We respect the ideas of others and we like to listen. The studio has success across a range of projects; from private homes, workplaces, mixed use developments, to interiors and the public realm. We also run ombra, a venetian bar/restaurant a few do
Jennifer Sigler is Editor in Chief of Publications and Harvard Design Magazine at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD). Prior to joining the GSD, she lived in the Netherlands, where she worked as an editor, researcher, curator, and project manager in and around architecture and design. From 1990 to 1995 she collaborated with Rem Koolhaas and Bruce Mau on S,M,L,XL (The Monacelli Press). Later, she joined the Berlage Institute, an international postgraduate “laboratory” for architecture, where she started the publication Hunch, overseeing an
I am a highly sensitive and emotional person, so I strive, sometimes with success, to experience and explore life constantly from a neutral position. We are buffeted by the complexities of politics, religion, race and sexuality, 24 hours a day. I believe the process of writing, of any Art, is to reflect and to enthuse freshness in life, even when the banal and the mistakes of the past rear their heads, whether it be bingeing or starting a war. There has to be faith that there are always fresh ways to approach Life. I use Music as a salve and a re
When one reflects on the innovators who were fundamental in propelling the second wave of the new music movement in the 1960s, Bill Dixon's name always appears near the top of the list. His accomplishments as a musician and educator are vast, a small sampling of which includes his work as architect of the Jazz Composers' Guild in 1964; the formation of the Black Music Division at Bennington College, Visiting Professor in the School of Music at the University of Wisconsin, and Distinguished Visitor in the Arts at Middlebury College; his election as a Fel
Naked House is a not-for-profit housing developer. We build genuinely affordable homes for people on modest incomes. Our multi-award winning approach strips back design to the bare essentials, creating homes that are yours to make. WHY Established by four young Londoners in 2013, we couldn’t afford to buy and were uninspired by increasingly expensive shared ownership flats where many purchasers strip out the fixtures and fittings they didn’t want in the first place. We wanted to be a part of solving our own housing crisis by contributing to
University of the Underground
The University of the Underground was founded in February 2017, as a charity with a ANBI status (RSIN 8575.82.781) . We are a free, pluralistic and transnational university based in the basement of nightclubs- with headquarters in Amsterdam and London- and actively working with both institutions and nightlife. As a charity, we hope to bring generations together to democratise access to public institutions and trigger changes and critical reflections through the use of creative and experiential practices. With an explicit focus on political theory, desig
OMMX build, draw and write about architecture. We believe that architecture gives form to our collective desire to understand and express who we all are. It can construct intimate portraits of different communities, from individuals and families, to companies, landscapes, cities and nations. OMMX is committed to this biographical process, to creating spaces that we can relate to and that help us relate to one another.
Music and Sounds compositions and productions of Mumagi
The Practice Research Portal
The Practice Research Portal is a research and educational resource set up to support Practice Research across RMIT and in other Universities, nationally and internationally. The site has been developed by the School of Architecture and Urban Design at RMIT University, and builds on the PhD program developed in that School over three decades. This portal offers an ever growing video archive, a research strategies course, key publications and PRS event information. A series of significant research projects and an extensive network of partners have infor
Pi Recordings is a jazz record label founded by Seth Rosner in 2001. He was joined as partner by Yulun Wang in 2002. Pi specializes in avant-garde jazz. Its first albums were by Henry Threadgill. Pi's roster includes Amir ElSaffar, Anthony Braxton, Corey Wilkes, James Blood Ulmer, Leroy Jenkins, Liberty Ellman, Marc Ribot, Muhal Richard Abrams, Roscoe Mitchell, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Steve Lehman, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Steve Coleman, Vijay Iyer, and Wadada Leo Smith.
TED - hacking a mouse's brain
still trying to work that one out...
documentary about the great Argentinian writer
financed by a bank -- they are good for something!
Moshe Szyf on epigenetics
we are just beginning to understand how the genes work and, no, your destiny is not fixed.
CONTOUR with the LSO 6/10/18
Step into new worlds and tear down your idols. Music meets dance, film and electronics in an evening exploring movement: the body, sound and geography. Built around the imagery of doors and the crossing of waters, we step into a soundworld of journeys and yearning through Kaija Saariaho’s ballet Maa, and Sohrab Uduman’s Breath Across Autumnal Ground, featuring celebrated harpsichordist Jane Chapman.
A New Device Can Hear Your Thoughts
What will the creator do with it?
The good news on poverty
Bono puts his stage skills to better use, and -- yes -- he has the Results!
Kimchi and Chips
Soeul based art studio
Light Barrier Third Edition
Great art intallation from the Kimchi and Chips studio
Facebook's new AI
open your eyes....
Toba Catastophe Theory
When humanity was nearly wiped out...
WordPress common errors
white screen of death, internal server error message and other common problems and fixes
protect your site from brute force attacks
WP authentication unique keys
WordPress security - Background on wordpress authentiction unique keys and how to update them
Airbnb disaster response
Activated when there is a crisis or emergency
Just because it isn't happening here doesn't mean
Facebook campaign page.
We're building a dystopia just to make people clic
How we are being manuipulated commercially, socially and politically....
Why the web 3.0 matters and you should know about
how blockchain technology can get us off the dystopian trajectory...
Your facebook data is creepy as hell...
...and why you should take a look....
How the blockchain is changing money and business
Insight from Don Tapscott
Making Art Making Money
Interesting thoughts and ideas about selling art
Virtual Solar Observatory
Beautiful images from the NASA visualisation software exploring the sun and inner heliosphere
TED: How your brain hallucinates reality
Anil Seth explains how we predict ourselves into existence, includes the wonderful artificial hand experiment.
non-profit digital library
Inside the first church of AI
AI gets a religion
Photographer Levon Biss
Are you a target? Everyone is, says Edward Snowden, tweeting this short intro to Government Hacking....
Can we still rely on science done by sexual harassers
Wired considers the wider implications of abuse.
3D printing rockets
3D printing rockets cuts the launch by 90% and a whole rocket could be built in a month. Prototype launch flight set for 2021.
UK spies use social media for mass surveilance
British spy agencies collect intel from potentially millions of social media accounts and sell the information to governments overseas.
Neuralink and the brain's magical future
Great long read about Elon Musk's neuralink venture and humanity's rapidly ascending future.
What happens when computers get smarter than us?
Nick Bostrom TED talk
Get anywhere in the world in less than an hour
From the mind of Elon Musk
Dr. Joanna J. Bryson
Currently at Bath University, Dr. Bryson's primary research is around using artificial intelligence to understand natural intelligence.
Dr. Sandra Wachter
Dr. Sandra Wachter is a lawyer and Postdoctoral Researcher in Data Ethics and Algorithms at the Oxford Internet Institute
EU General Data Protection Regulation
Described as the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years
EU Civil rules on robotics
Eu Civil rules on robotics
Rise of Human-Computer cooperation
we badly need good news from the advancing robotisation front - and here are some! average humans able to use computers well beat chess champion on supercomputer - the key is low friction interface. brief, it's AI (Artifician Intelligence) vs IA (Intelligence Augumentation)
Why the Future Doesn't Need Us - by Bill Joy
this now classic vision of the future from the year 2000 remains valid, after 17 years, with most questions unanswered.
This is the most dangerous time for our planet
a poignant message to human kind from one of a kind Stephen Hawking...
Adam Ben Ezra - Flamenco
astounding percussive double bass version -- music speaks one language, across all borders.
The mission of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) is to enrich society through ideas and action.
Conway Hall is and always will be the place for those who dare to dream of a better world The Society began as a dissident congregation in 1787 in rebellion against the doctrine of eternal hell. By 1793 it had its first premises in Bishopsgate. The next step was rejection of the Trinity – which lost the Society many of its members. It survived the loss, however, and has since survived many similar losses of membership following similar progressive steps on the road from universalism and unitarianism to the present humanist position, which it had
Throughout recorded history there have been non-religious people who have believed that this life is the only life we have, that the universe is a natural phenomenon with no supernatural side, and that we can live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity. They have trusted to the scientific method, evidence, and reason to discover truths about the universe and have placed human welfare and happiness at the centre of their ethical decision making.
Riah Naief is an Iraqi, London born artist, who's creations range from oil on canvas, mixed media on canvas, sculpture and kinetic pieces, many of which are incorporated into both large and small installations. Nature is a central feature of all of Naief’s works, both philosophically and as a matter of aesthetics.
Nimo chose the title 'Empty Hands', because of the profound wisdom we all can gain when we understand this deeper truth: that we arrive on this planet empty handed and we will all soon leave empty handed. So then, how and in what spirit do we want to spend the time in between?
Rituals to Mould her with - Kings Place London
Twin composers Litha and Effy Efthymiou present 'Rutuals to Mould her with' at King's Place. A new multimedia work in collaboration with Jane Chapman, actor Esme Patey-Ford, dance artist Harriet Parker-Beldeau. Other performances include Handel House, London, Turner Sims Southampton, RWA Bristol.
design studio of my old, multi-talented friend from Paris, now quietly settled in Brooklyn, NY.
Beijing street photographer
the fearsome literary magazine in Valencia, Spain, run by (Al)Chemist Ximo Rochera, with Jesús García Cívico (Aldo Alcota has been eaten). now in 7th issue continues to delight and inspire (in Spanish).
Talking Peace Fesival
Art, comedy, music, pop-up restaurants, peace hackathons..month-long festival by peacebuilding charity, International Alert.
Making humans a multiplanetary species
Elon Musk outlines his plans to take us to Mars
Two trillion galaxies
New estimates show the universe has two trillion galaxies...
El Ultimo Grito
Design duo Rosario Hurtado and Roberto Feo.
Can we make quantum technology work?
The IT revolution - How the quantum computer works and what it can do. Leo Kouwenhoven. TEDx Amsterdam
Understanding our brains
A theory about why some people are more creative and have the ability to think metaphorically
Visualising Eleven Dimensions
Thad Roberts on TEDx explaining his theory that space is quantized.
The rapidly evolving world of quantum biology and why it matters
high voltage power lines health effect = 0
combat pseudoscience and hysteria with Steven Salzberg - professor of Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, and Biostatistics, USA. contains links to statistical data from US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health.
Dutch interaction design engineer
small design studio and shop in central London working for and distributing over 350 of independent magazines from around the world.
The Tempest (Sound Affairs) 2016 tour
Sound Affairs, renowned for staging strikingly innovative concerts and events featuring new music juxtaposed with cinema, theatre, dance and video for over two decades, present a new adaptation of The Tempest combining English music from the 17th and 18th centuries by Locke, Purcell and Linley the Younger with works by contemporary composers Michael Nyman and Charlie Barber. Enchanting magic lantern images are provided by visual artist Andrew Bolton.
Oriental Miscellany interview - Southampton blog
Jane Chapman, our Turner Sims Fellow and principal harpsichord tutor, has just released a new recording of the Oriental Miscellany (1789) – one of the earliest publications of Indian music in the West. Here she explains the project and talks with journalist Suanshu Khurana from the Indian Express (Delhi). Her disc went to number 14 in the Indian iTunes Classical Charts (SIGDC415).
Animated 4d Hypercube
Animated 4d hypercube,
How far is it from London?
Lovely map of Londoncentricity :-)
Why information can't be the basis of reality
Blog reacting to "The Information" by James Gleick (Pantheon 2011)
Is it possible that everything is made of informat
'Liquid' Part 2
A short extract from 'Liquid'...
Part 1 of a three screen video installation of the River Medway. The footage was filmed in realtime over the space of a month. It uses no effects whatsoever but with the occasional use stop motion.
short clip of video installation
An Artists Uprising Exhibition
An Artists Uprising Exhibition link
Austrian architecture studio COOP HIMMELB(L)AU, founded by Wolf D. Prix, is the origin of many interesting and inspiring projects.
Photomediations Machine is a curated online space where the dynamic relations of mediation as performed in photography and other media can be encountered, experienced and engaged. Professor Joanna Zylinska, Goldsmiths, University of London.
lost and miraculously resurrected photographer, documenting 20th century America with her sharp European eye. Vivian Maier's (1926 – 2009) cache of 100,000 photographs has earned her a posthumous reputation as one of America’s most accomplished and insightful street photographers.
Calatrava's Milwaukee Art Museum
2001 project from Valencian neofuturist architect, creator of the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències in Valencia.
Paris Metro map
Paris metro is efficient, cheap and beautiful in places.
Paris Metro route finder
find precise route information - metro, bus, walking, also gives you the CO2 emissions for each mode of transport. In English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch and Japanese.
TED.com - online social change: easy to organize,
yes! democracy needs to be updated. but -- it will not be done as easily as you think. techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci has the news -- good and bad.
Turner Sims Fellow at University of Southampton
Jane Chapman works with composers and harpsichordists initiating and taking part in new projects.