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Eric Gamalinda (L), author of "The Descartes Highlands" (Akashic Books, 2014).

Video: DJ Spooky Engages with Nam June Paik's Legacy in 'Paik Variations I-III'

Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky (L) and Rami Seo on kayagŭm (R) performing 'Paik Variations I-III' at Asia Society New York on Sept. 8, 2014.
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Watch: hypnotic highlights from Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky's collaboration with choreographer/dancer Jonah Bokaer. Miller returns to Asia Society New York this Saturday, Oct. 25, for further Paik-inspired investigations.

Interview: Director Previews 'Studio Visit, on a Communal Scale' for Asian Contemporary Art Week 2014

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Asian Contemporary Art Week Director Leeza Ahmady offers a glimpse of what to expect from the Week's signature event — a two-day forum at Asia Society New York on October 26 and 27, 2014.

Interview: Engineer John Godfrey Recalls 'Creative Collaboration' with Nam June Paik

L to R: David Loxton, Nam June Paik, Charlotte Moorman, and John Godfrey at the TV Lab studio in New York City. (Courtesy Howard Weinberg)
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Nam June Paik's collaborator on the Global Groove video looks back on his time as head engineer at WNET's TV Lab in the 1970s, a high-water mark for experimentation and innovation in the medium.

Book Excerpt: 'Tehran Noir' Comes to Gotham City

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Darkly gripping noir fiction from Iranian writers plumbs the depths of the nightmare city of Tehran and the limits of human corruptibility and loyalty. Author appearances at Asia Society New York in November.

Five Ways Artist Nam June Paik Predicted the Future

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With the benefit of hindsight, it's more apparent than ever that the inveterate artist-inventor-tinkerer, who died in 2006, anticipated some of the most compelling inventions of the information age.

Interview: Director Educates Himself, and Audience, with Classical Dance Documentary

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Sumantra Ghosal discusses how he made his film about dancer/choreographer Malavika Sarukkai, who brings a contemporary sensibility to traditional Bharatanatyam. Screening and in-person appearances at Asia Society New York on Sept. 21.

Interview: Lahore's Last 'Lollywood' Poster Artist Looks Back on a 50-Year-Career

Lollywood poster artist Sarfraz Iqbal in his Lahore studio in September 2014. (Saad Sarfraz Sheikh)
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Pakistan's national film industry may have gone into decline, but painter Sarfraz Iqbal is still a consummate, busy professional.

'Good Morning Mr. Orwell': A Look Back at the Nam June Paik Video That Greeted 1984

'Good Morning Mr. Orwell' (still), 1984. Video; color, sound. 38 minutes. Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.
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Broadcast on New Year's Day 1984, the artist's genre-bending collage of live performances by pop musicians and avant-garde icons embodied his belief in technology's potential to "democratize" art.

Watch: Asia Society Curator Michelle Yun on 'Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot'

'Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot' will be on view at Asia Society Museum in New York City from September 5, 2014 through January 4, 2015.
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Asia Society's Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art introduces the Asia Society Museum exhibition dedicated to the artist whose work melded technology, fine art, and popular culture. Exhibition opens September 5, 2014.

Book Excerpt: 'I Am China' by Xiaolu Guo

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Xiaolu Guo's ambitious new novel explores China through the perspective of a curious London-based translator. Author appearances at Asia Society Texas and Asia Society New York in September.