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The Future of Technology Between Artist and Audience: Real Time Sensors and Beyond

#sxsw #biosensors

Biosensors are now able to measure crowd motion, mood and more. Whether it be live or for streaming digital media, biosensors allow performances to adapt to audiences so that no two are alike, but each is perfect for the occasion, and unique every time. Technology, music and industry experts come together to present and imagine future technologies revolutionizing artist-to-audience interactions. Technology that can create music from heart beats, visuals from emotions and audience-adapting experiences are just the beginning.


Jesse Israel Co-founder and Technology Director Cantora Records

Jesse co-signed the band MGMT to his dorm room label as a Sophomore at NYU and is the co-founder of Cantora. Today, Cantora is home to releases from 14 artists (Francis and the Lights, Bear Hands, Savoir Adore), has produced hundreds of concerts nationwide and invests in early stage startups through what TIME Magazine calls “a music-culture-cool tech fund that doesn’t lack for ambition.” Cantora's tech portfolio includes startups like Sonic Notify, BioBeats and Mahaya.

Jesse has collaborated alongside artists like Wu-Tang’s GZA to create tech-focused release strategies and has advised investment groups like AngelVision on entertainment-related startup investments.

Ken Hertz Sr Partner Hertz & Lichtenstein LLP

Marco Della Torre VP Prod Science Basis Science Inc

Paul D Miller (aka DJ Spooky) Artist DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid

Paul D. Miller/DJ Spooky has recorded a huge volume of music and collaborated with artists, writers, musicians and composers such as Robert Wilson, Iannis Xenakis, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Mariko Mori, Kool Keith, Pierre Boulez, Saul Williams, Steve Reich, Yoko Ono, Thurston Moore, and Colson Whitehead among others. Miller is the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Artist-In-Residence for the 2012-2013 season – the first such designated artist in the Met’s long history.

Miller’s multimedia performance piece “Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica” was commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music/Next Wave Festival and other presenters. In addition to his award-winning book "Rhythm Science" (MIT Press), his written work has appeared in The Village Voice, The Source, Artforum, The Wire, Rap Pages, Paper Magazine, The Nation, and a host of other periodicals. Miller’s newest book, “The Book of Ice”, was published in 2011. Miller’s work as an artist has been included in the Whitney Biennial; The Venice Biennial; the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, Germany; Kunsthalle, Vienna; The Andy Warhol Museum, Paula Cooper Gallery and many other museums and galleries. He is Managing Editor of Origin Magazine.