Big Thinkers – Tod Machover [Composer & Inventor]

This episode features Tod Machover. He is a composer and an innovator in the application of technology in music. Currently Professor of Music and Media at the MIT Media Lab, he is head of the Lab’s Hyperinstruments/Opera of the Future group and has been Co-Director of the Things That Think (TTT) and Toys of Tomorrow (TOT) consortia since 1995. He has designed and implemented various interactive systems for performance by Yo-Yo Ma, Joshua Bell, Matt Haimovitz, the Ying Quartet, the Boston Pops, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Penn & Teller, Peter Gabriel, Prince and many others.

Big Thinkers is a former ZDTV (later TechTV) television program. It featured a half-hour interview with a “big thinker” in science, technology, and other fields. Interviews were filmed in a 16:9 format and intercut with public domain material from the Prelinger Archives. This archival footage (mostly film clips from the 1940’s and 50’s) was used to create visual metaphors highlighting the speaker’s points.

This episode features Tod Machover. He is a composer and an innovator in the application of technology in music. Currently Professor of Music and Media at the MIT Media Lab, he is head of the Lab’s Hyperinstruments/Opera of the Future group and has been Co-Director of the Things That Think (TTT) and Toys of Tomorrow (TOT) consortia since 1995. He has designed and implemented various interactive systems for performance by Yo-Yo Ma, Joshua Bell, Matt Haimovitz, the Ying Quartet, the Boston Pops, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Penn & Teller, Peter Gabriel, Prince and many others.

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About Marlon Barrios Solano/Producer

Marlon Barrios Solano (Venezuela/USA) works as an independent movement/new media artist, researcher, on-line producer/curator, vlogger, consultant and educator. He is the creator/producer/curator of dance-techTV, a collaborative internet video channel dedicated to innovation and experimental performing arts and its social network dance-tech.net. http://www.dance-tech.net/profile/network_producer

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