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Nam June Paik and the 'Sloppy Machine' That Helped Create a New Art Form

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The ungainly, rough-hewn apparatus Nam June Paik co-created in 1969 made it possible for later generations of artists to play with video as a medium.

Interview: Dancer/Choreographer Ramli Ibrahim Embraces Indian Tradition, Malaysian Context

Malaysia's Sutra Dance Theater presents
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How does a diaspora cultural manifestation measure up to the original? What happens when globalization allows culture to flow freely through national barriers? Malaysian dancer/choreographer Ramli Ibrahim tackles these and other big questions ahead of his group's performances at Asia Society New York.

Flashback: The Story Behind Nam June Paik's 'Digital Experiment' at Bell Labs

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A former engineer at the famous seedbed of innovation Bell Labs recalls Nam June Paik's "enthusiasm, energy, and especially his curiosity." Video screening at Asia Society New York this Saturday, November 1.

Slideshow: Two-Day Forum to Highlight 'Creative Urgencies' of Contemporary Asian Art

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As a vibrant slideshow illustrates the range of current artistic practice from Asia, ACAW Associate Curator Xin Wang sheds light on the two-day FIELD MEETING at Asia Society New York on Sun., Oct. 26 and Mon., Oct. 27.

DJ Spooky Goes 'Future Forward' in Two-Part Homage to Nam June Paik

Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky performs two pieces inspired by Nam June Paik,
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Ahead of his October 25 Asia Society performance, the composer and mixed-media artist describes how Nam June Paik has inspired his own work, and how he sees himself as extending Paik's legacy into the 21st century.

Book Excerpt: 'The Descartes Highlands' by Eric Gamalinda

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A new novel tells the stories of two young men, each unaware of the other's existence, who share a family secret: they were sold for adoption by their American father shortly after their births in the Philippines. Author appearance at Asia Society New York on December 1.

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.

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.