Virtually There: 


Technology as a Threat: 

  • A history of turning music into a tool of violence and control. While artists might be seeking the transcendent, others are interested in re-purposing art's emotionally resonant dimensions to earthly, ideological and militant ends. New technologies inspire thoughts of progress through the ability to amplify the voices of the oppressed or augment the powers of the weak. In practice the instrument (the "machine that kills fascists") can be wielded by the fascists to tragic effect. 




Building Things: 


More next week.