This Friday the 13th (!!) at 730 pm I’ll be performing as DJ N-RON as part of the excellent conference Internet as Playground and Factory
at the New School for social research. Amazing speakers and panels, not to be missed.
Saturday the 14thÂ I’ll be presenting as Daniel Perlin and on a panel at a conference called Shockwave Riders.
Here, I’ll discuss new ways of listening and controlling bodies through sound in urban space.
a complete description is below
â€œâ€¦cultural deltaÂ can be loosely described as the rate of change imposed
upon culture/society by the speed and depth of new technology.â€
-from an online exegesis of Charles Strossâ€™ novel Accelerando
Contemporary models of systems and cities rely increasingly on â€˜multi-agent basedâ€™ modeling tools and theories, using digital techniques to analyze real world situations and propose design solutions. At the same time, radical and unanticipated forms of public space, communication, and subjectivity are emerging in the technologically mediated spaces of todayâ€™s cities.
It can be argued that an information and economic revolution is taking place due to these theoretical and practical changes, through the emergence of crowd-sourced collective intelligence, global swarm urbanisms, new disruptive economics ['wikinomics'] and ultimately the formation of a global political â€˜multitudeâ€™- with commensurate revolutions catalyzed by these changes cascading across all cultural and political domains.
This symposium marks a continuation of the School of Design Strategiesâ€™ work to map out the ways in which emerging forms of social media, global information exchange and new models of pedagogy meet, and it brings together thought leaders from architecture and urban design, the business world, new media entrepreneurs, and media / culture theorists, to discuss and dispute the consequences of technological change in the next decade and outline strategies for developing a design and design-education models that can meet the challenges ahead.
â€¢ Ed Keller, Parsons SoDS, organizer and moderator
â€¢ Ben Bratton, UCSD & the Culture Industry
â€¢ Jamer Hunt, Parsons SoDS, Chair of Urban and TransDisciplinary Design
â€¢ Katherine Von Jan, KvJ & Co
â€¢ Mark Leiter, Nielsen, President of Professional Services
â€¢ Geoff Manaugh- BLDGBLOG and Contributing Editor WIRED UK
â€¢ Warren Neidich, TU Delft
â€¢ Daniel Perlin, Artist, Writer and Sound Designer
â€¢ Roland Snooks, Columbia GSAPP, UPenn and Kokkugia
â€¢ Cameron Tonkinwise, Parsons SoDS, Chair of Business Design and Sustainability
â€¢ Kazys Varnelis, Columbia GSAPP Network Architecture Lab and AUDC
Time & Location:
12 Noon â€“ 7 PM
School of Fashion, Parsons The New School for Design
560 Seventh Avenue, NY NY 10018
Finally, I am pleased to announce that I will be teaching next Spring at NYU’s ITP program. The course is entitled Sound and The City: Sound and Urban Interventions and should be an interesting one for exploring sound and public works.