Date: 2015 August 22 14:24
Posted by Joe
London based fans of everyone's favourite Vocaloid will want to head down to The Photographers' Gallery in Central London. Their media wall is currently showing Hatsune Miku as part of the d(^_^)b Exhibit, which runs up until Tuesday 15th September 2015.
Fans will also want to attend the Vocaloids and Alternative Universes talk which is set to run at the gallery at 6pm on Tuesday 8th September 2015. It's set to explore the theme of "How are new forums are being created online through fan and user generated music and images?" It should be an interesting discussion, but we wonder why no-one who is a Japanese Culture expert is on the panel? The talk costs £8 to attend or £5 for TPG members and concessions. It certainly does look interesting and worth attending.
Details as follows:
How are new forums are being created online through fan and user generated music and images? This event will see presentations from a range of people involved in the production and dispersion of content online. Chaired by Chris Christodoulou, Lecturer in the School of Media, Arts and Design at the University of Westminster. Joining the discussion will be journalist Adam Harper, who writes for The Fader, and musician and visual artist Hannah Diamond.
Dr Chris Christodoulou is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Media, Arts and Design at the University of Westminster. His research is concerned with the relationship between speed, technology and the city in electronic dance music scenes and subcultures. He is also interested in contemporary fan communities based on collecting obsolete or residual media.
Hannah Diamond is a London based musician and visual artist, known for her releases on the PC Music label and her photography work as half of the image making duo Diamond Wright. Actively producing all visual materials associated with her music, Hannah's work offers a 'High Definition' female perspective on digital representation and identity politics within a deconstructed pop culture vision.
Adam Harper writes on emerging underground pop for Wire, Electronic Beats and The FADER, where he writes the monthly System Focus column. He has recently completed a PhD the University of Oxford on recording aesthetics in underground popular music. His book Infinite Music (2011) argues for a new musical progressivism for the contemporary era.
£8/£5 TPG members & concs