Video Archive | Communication (10)

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Gottardi discusses the Command Post of Agriculture in Menocal, outside of Havana, in which prefabricated elements are deployed...
Jan Van Toorn
Jan Van Toorn warns that he will be discussing graphic and communications design theoretically, beginning with an overview of the...
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Rosenthal asks how people might try to relate relativity, quantum physics, and other sciences to their own lives so that people...
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David Abram quotes Swedish poet Tomas Transtr?mer's description of a landscape that communicates with a language without words....
David Dunn Music Language And Environment
Experimental composer, writer, and interdisciplinary theorist David Dunn discusses his work and presents his ideas as they relate...
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Following his description of a piece using three trumpets playing at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, David Dunn plays a recording...
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David Dunn describes a piece where he used a recording to induce interaction with a group of mockingbirds, and he plays a...
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David Dunn answers questions from the audience. He characterizes his music as questioning the nature and role of music, and...

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June 18, 2003 | Video Lecturer:

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Gottardi discusses the Command Post of Agriculture in Menocal, outside of Havana, in which prefabricated elements are deployed organically. Gottardi describes the Theater Stage for Contemporary Dance, stressing the distinction between architectural space and stage space.


Jan Van Toorn

January 3, 1998 | Video Lecturer:
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Jan Van Toorn warns that he will be discussing graphic and communications design theoretically, beginning with an overview of the Dutch political system, and the interplay of public and private interests. He suggests that the government’s dominating presence in everyday life in Holland derives from its historic function of coordinating essential flooding and land-reclamation projects. He talks about the Berlage Institute, the role of architects in Holland, and the presence of intellectuals in public debate. He discusses the possibilities of the recuperation of society and democracy through communication design. He hopes that the revitalization and renewal of art, design and theory as truly public practices can continue despite conservative trends.

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David Dunn Music Language And Environment

January 27, 1988 | Video Lecturer:
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Experimental composer, writer, and interdisciplinary theorist David Dunn discusses his work and presents his ideas as they relate to multiple disciplines. He focuses on his work from the last fifteen years which looks at modeling environmental interaction involving the traditions, structures, and psychological effects of music. Following his description of a piece using three trumpets playing at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, he plays a short excerpt where crows can be heard interacting and responding to the horns. Much of his work concerns the study of how animals think, called cognitive ethology and looks at new ways of defining the relationship between human beings and animals. In speaking about the concept behind one of his pieces Dunn comments on a rediscovery of natural magic in the form of technology.

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Following his description of a piece using three trumpets playing at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, David Dunn plays a recording where crows can be heard interacting and responding to the horns. He describes this experience as leading him to explore the link between music and the phenomena of animal communication in general. He suggests that music may be a pre-verbal form of communication that shares much with the communicative behaviors of other animals.


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David Dunn describes a piece where he used a recording to induce interaction with a group of mockingbirds, and he plays a recording. He describes his experience in Australia recording the calls of lyre birds that have the ability to mimic a wide range of sounds. Much of his work concerns the study of how animals think, cognitive ethology, and looks at new ways of defining the relationship between human beings and animals. Dunn feels his work challenges the belief that humans are at the pinnacle of an evolutionary hierarchy.


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David Dunn answers questions from the audience. He characterizes his music as questioning the nature and role of music, and opening people to a greater understanding of their environment. He describes a performance in which a member of the audience tried to assault him and had to be removed, and another concert in which a member of the audience went into a deep trance and had to be carried out. He argues that music is fundamental to the ways in which people interact with the world.