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Monday, October 11 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
Dead Tech: Is Anything Ever Really Obsolete?

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While some choice pieces of audio equipment are thought of as "vintage," many technologies we use become obsolete after relatively short life spans. While we can assume that almost anything to do with a computer will end up in the recycling bin after a few years, there are ways of revisiting some of these technologies and developing strategies for extending their usefulness. This session will present some case studies with examples of how artists and engineers have been able to re-examine the usefulness of some technologies we might consider obsolete.

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Michael Bierylo

Chair, Electronic Production and Design, Berklee College of Music
Michael Bierylo is an electronic musician, guitarist, composer, and sound designer. He has been a faculty member at Berklee College of Music since 1995 and is currently Chair of the Electronic Production and Design Department where he led the development of Berklee’s Electronic... Read More →

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Devine Lu Linvega

Composer, Illustrator, Software Developer
Devine Lu Linvega is a multi-disciplinary artist connecting audio, visual and programming into interactive experiences, installations and live performances
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Brian Crabtree

Brian Crabtree creates objects, music, and objects that make music. In 2006 with Kelli Cain he founded Monome, pioneering the grid-based performance instrument and exploring new composition systems. His work has been shown at the Museum of Modern art in New York, the Los Angeles County... Read More →

Monday October 11, 2021 11:15am - 12:15pm EDT