NYC LOCAL: Thursday 21 August 2008 Cory Doctorow and DJ Spooky Blowout for Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
what="official announcement, via Free Culture @ NYU"
note="this is a benefit, payment required, see below"
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2008 14:24:27 -0400
From: "Fred Benenson" <email@example.com>
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Subject: [free-culture] Fwd: Cory Doctorow in NYC/ Aug. 21st
Free Culture @ NYU,
Veteran copyfighter and friend of Free Culture @ NYU, Cory Doctorow will
be hosting an event on Thursday. Check out the info below and let me know if
you are interested!
*Cory Doctorow Meets DJ Spooky: A CBLDF Benefit Mashup!*
Thursday, August 21 at 7:30 PM at the Helen Mills Theater on 137-139 West
26th Street NYC 10001
New York, NY -- On August 21, Cory Doctorow <http://craphound.com>,
award-winning author and co-editor of the popular blog Boing Boing and
experimental writer / artist / musician Paul Miller, a.k.a. D.J. Spooky That
Subliminal Kid <http://djspooky.com>team up for a multimedia speaking event
benefiting the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Following their respective
presentations, Doctorow and DJ Spooky will take the stage together for an
open forum discussion about their work and the futurepresent each eloquently
addresses across different media.
Cory Doctorow will read and discuss the issues behind his bestselling young
adult novel, Little Brother <http://craphound.com/littlebrother/>.
Addressing internet and government security, censorship, and civil liberties
in a post-9/11 near-future atmosphere, Little Brother tackles timely issues
while telling a story that's smart, funny, and jam-packed-with-pop culture
nuggets. Doctorow "hopes it'll inspire you to use technology to make
yourself more free." Doctorow is the former European Director of the Electronic
Frontier Foundation <http://eff.org/>, a civil liberties group that works to
keep cyberspace free. IDW recently published Cory Doctorow's Futuristic
Tales of the Here and Now <http://craphound.com/?p=2079>a collection of
comics based on his cyberpunkiest Sci-fi short stories.
DJ Spooky joins Doctorow to present concepts from Sound Unbound: Sampling
Digital Music and Culture <http://www.soundunbound.com/>, his new book /
literary mixtape collecting writing by artists and thinkers including Brian
Eno, Jonathan Lethem, Saul Williams, Steve Reich, Moby, Chuck D, and more.
"Young artists regard sound as a language they may freely sample to
construct new compositions," says DJ Spooky, who, in addition to his own
recordings, has collaborated with Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yoko Ono, Kronos
Quartet, Kool Keith, Killa Priest from Wu-Tang Clan, and Thurston Moore from
Sonic Youth. He also composed and recorded the score for film Slam, starring
poet Saul Williams. In 2006, Miller was given access to the vaults of the
classic reggae label Trojan Records, producing the compilations In Fine
Style, DJ Spooky Presents 50,0000 Volts of Trojan
Creation Rebel. Prior to the Trojan works, Miller released Drums of
Death, featuring Dave Lombardo of Slayer, Chuck D., & Vernon Reid. He
traveled to Antarctica in December 2007 to gather sonic and visual materials
for his next large scale work Terra Nova: The Antarctic