While the counterculture of the 1960s und 70s is often ridiculed as faraway and dreamy, recent discussions showed their relation to the development of the personal computer and our current networked culture.
In his talk, Shintaro Miyazaki will not only discuss the cultural context of psychedelia, but moreover excavate its deep linkages with audio circuitry and electronic media. Tape manipulation, echo-effects, analog audio synthesizers and film cameras were the favorite media gadgets of this generation trying to synthesize man, machine andnature with their multi-sensorial experiments.
Shintaro Miyazaki is a researcher and lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, within the Academy of Art and Design, Institute of Experimental Design and Media Cultures in Basel. He studied Media Studies, Musicology, and Philosophy at the University of Basel and completed his Ph.D. on the media archaeology of computation and algorhythmics at Humboldt-University of Berlin in 2012 (under Wolfgang Ernst).