By Aaron Perry
DJ Spooky (aka Paul Miller) is Chief of Strategy for Global Brain, and is a composer, multimedia artist, editor and author. Paul is the first Artist in Residence at Google and the first Artist in Residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. His DJ MIXER iPad app has seen more than 12 million downloads in the last year. He has produced and composed work for Yoko Ono, Thurston Moore, and score of artists and award-winning films. Miller’s work as a media artist has appeared in the Whitney Biennial; The Venice Biennial for Architecture; the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, Germany; Kunsthalle, Vienna, Austria; The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and many other museums and galleries. His book, Sound Unbound (MIT Press) is a best-selling anthology of writings on electronic music and digital media.
In this discussion, Paul shares his views on rethinking capitalism, Earth as spaceship, our sense of Locality, the creation of a “Massive Social Sculpture,” the myth of rationality, the myths of advertising, the crisis of democracy, nature deficit disorder, sleep deficit disorder, and the immense imperative to work toward mental health, ethical culture, social justice, climate justice, and a saner, biomimetic future. He calls us to “pull carbon out of the air,” to “plant trees,” and to “cultivate algae” to help heal our planet. Recognizing the fundamental necessity of an informed populace for a well-functioning democracy, DJ Spooky suggests that “sunlight” (ie: transparent information) is the antidote to political pathology.
DJ Spooky also discusses his personal well-being practices, which include lots of walking and drinking tea and fresh-squeezed fruit and veggie juices on a daily basis. Keep an eye out for his “Massive Social Sculpture” works. More at: djspooky.com.
Aaron William Perry is a writer, public speaker, impact entrepreneur, consultant, artist and father. The author of Y on Earth: Get Smarter, Feel Better, Heal the Planet, Aaron works with the Y on Earth Community and Impact Ambassadors to spread the THRIVING & SUSTAINABILITY messages of hopeful and empowering information and inspiration to diverse communities throughout the world. He resides in Colorado where he is continually in awe of the weather, appreciate of the singing birds, and entertained by the antics of his backyard, free-range (and free-thinking) chickens.
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