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For other authors named Paul D. Miller, see the disambiguation page.

Paul D. Miller (1) has been aliased into DJ Spooky.

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Works by Paul D. Miller

Works have been aliased into DJ Spooky.

The Imaginary App (Software Studies) (2014) — Editor — 15 copies
Book of Ice (2011) 13 copies

Associated Works

Works have been aliased into DJ Spooky.

Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction From the African Diaspora (2000) — Contributor — 538 copies, 7 reviews

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My life was too chaotic to read this at the time, but I hope to pick it up again at a later date. Cool included CD; wouldn't want to play it at a dance party, though.

(Found at DC Public-- Main just wandering the shelves)
 
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deliriumshelves | 3 other reviews | Jan 14, 2024 |
I could of lived without some of the real heavy academic essays in this book. The history of electronic music, hip hop and sampling was great, I found it very interesting. Lots of artists and information that I had not read elsewhere.
 
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zetetic23 | 3 other reviews | Aug 2, 2022 |
An anthology of articles on digital music and culture as well as a mix CD of 45 samples thereof. Put together by DJ Spooky, whose previous MIT publication, Rhythm Science, likewise paired book and music. The essays vary from overviews of specific areas (legal system in the age of sampling, network-based art ensembles) to reflections by musicians (Scanner on ghost images, Brian Eno on bells) to interviews (with Moby, Steve Reich and his wife/collaborator, Columbia Records's art director). The better writing makes the weaknesses in the lesser writing stand out, and the book could have used another strong edit pass (if we can't trust MIT to copyedit and to get the index right, whom can we?). The CD is excellent, with lots of spoken bits, from Gertrude Stein to William S. Burroughs, which makes an intelligent transition from the book; the CD isn't background music -- it is a text unto itself.

PS: I reviewed the book for Nature magazine. The web page says the full review requires payment to be read but in fact the full review appears on this page. The only thing behind the fee-wall is my author bio:

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v453/n7191/full/453033a.html

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Disquiet | 3 other reviews | Mar 30, 2013 |

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