Did you hear the good news? Paul D. Miller (a.k.a. DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid), composer, multimedia artist and writer, is our keynote speaker at this year’s UX Week, August 23-26th (our conference for user experience folk, for those of you not in the know). This is a big deal, people. He’s an interesting guy, who will twist your brain in all kinds of intellectual/creative ways you didn’t know your brain could bend. Like brain yoga. He’ll be talking about his book, Sound Unbound, a collection of thirty-six essays from musicians, writers and artists like Brian Eno, Moby, Chuck D, and Bruce Sterling. These are reports from the front lines on the role of sound and digital media in an information-based society.
If that’s not enough to get your brain bending, I have more: Paul describes music as a social network that is “not about individual creativity but a collective process.” We’re also big proponents of collaboration at Adaptive Path, so when the opportunity to interview him came across my path, I decided to open up the interview process to our broader community. I put a call out on our blog for questions and sent a handful of them Paul’s way. This is where we landed: