Global grassroots: a talk by DJ /rupture

Using a variety of examples from his own work and others', DJ /rupture, aka New York-based artist and writer Jace Clayton, will discuss the importance of cross-cultural systems of knowledge in today's networked digital reality.

Jace will give a behind-the-scenes tour of his Sufi Plug Ins project, a free suite of music software-as-art based on non-Western conceptions of sound. He'll preview an upcoming performance on Wall Street that incorporates a cappella singing and stock market data sonification. He'll also demonstrate how Aztec-inspired ideas of nonlinear time are animating a new era in Mexican rave music.