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Lansdown Lecture: 'Out of Control' by Dick Rijken of STEIM

Life in the network society cannot be planned, but improvised. This is a good thing; musicians have improvised for ages.

================ When: 4:45pm, Wednesday 10 March 2010 Where: Room 137, Middlesex University, Cat Hill, Barnet EN4 8HT ================ ================ A Lansdown Lecture for the Art and Design Research Institute at Middlesex University. ================

Out of Control
Confused about the complexities of modern life? Trying to cope with change, but failing? Want to know what it all means? Stop trying to understand, and start training your intuition. Life in the network society cannot be planned, it will be improvised, whether you like it or not. This is a good thing. Musicians have been improvising for ages, and there may be more to learn from art, music and culture than you think when it comes down to business. Open your mind and your ears and listen to that inner voice. Dick Rijken will talk about the past, the present and the future of STEIM, a laboratory for digital live performance in Amsterdam.

About Dick Rijken
Dick Rijken is director of STEIM and professor at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. He also works as an independent consultant in the field of digital culture and new media and is a policy advisor for the Dutch government and for the EU.

His primary interest is the changing role of culture in western society. He looks at information systems as cultural products and investigates how traditional cultural players such as broadcasters and museums can redefine their role in our emerging network society.

At STEIM, he works with musicians and other artists to investigate how live performance and the design of electronic instruments can inspire our thinking about complexity, intuition, and improvisation, concepts that are relevant far beyond the domain of music.

Entrance free. All welcome. No need to book.


Stephen Boyd Davis
Reader in Interactive Media
Acting Head, Art and Design Research Institute
Head, Lansdown Centre for Electronic Arts
Middlesex University, Cat Hill, Barnet, Herts EN4 8HT
United Kingdom
Tel 44 (0)20 8411 5072
The Lansdown Centre's Web Pages are at http://www.cea.mdx.ac.uk/


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Date and Time:

10 March 2010 at 4:45 pm


1 hour



Lansdown Centre for Electronic Arts
Middlesex University
Cat Hill
020 8411 5072

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All welcome, no booking necessary.

Additional Information:

Enquiries to Stephen Boyd Davis s.boyd-davis@mdx.ac.uk

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