Lansdown Lecture: ‘Out of Control’ by Dick Rijken of STEIM, London, 10 March 2010

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

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