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 Senior Researcher at the Critical Media Lab Basel, Academy of Art and Design FHNW in Switzerland. He studied media studies, philosophy, and musicology in Basel and Berlin, where in 2012 he received a PhD in media studies (about the history of digital technologies focusing on algorithms and their rhythms by coining the term algorhythmics).