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The Improvisation Reading Group: Decentralized Dance Party Manifesto: "Boomboxes, Anarchy, and the Commons"

Michael MacDonald

Published: 2011-10-05

Dr. Michael MacDonald presents the Decentralized Dance Party to the Improvisation Reading Group. Dr. MacDonald discusses urban space, aesthetics, the use of outdated technology, Guattari's "The Three Ecologies," and other subjects in relation to the Decentralized Dance Party. There is also a post-presentation discussion.

Available Files

  • decentralized_dance_party_full.mp4

    820 MB | video/mp4


So one of the things that improvisation has come to mean in the context of highly technological performance is that improvisation is the last claim to the legitimate presence of a human in the performance of music.

– Bob Ostertag