The New Social Environment#483

The Weather: Laurie Anderson

Featuring Laurie Anderson and Paul D. Miller


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Laurie Anderson joins Rail Editor-at-Large Paul D. Miller for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Charles Theonia.

In this talk

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Laurie Anderson

An image of Laurie Anderson.
As a Grammy Award-winning musician, performer, writer, and artist, Laurie Anderson has an international reputation as an artist who combines the traditions of the avant-garde with popular culture. Anderson’s theatrical works combine a variety of media, including performance, music, poetry, sculpture, opera, anthropological investigations, and linguistic games, to elicit emotional reactions. As a visual artist, Anderson has been shown at the Guggenheim Museum, SoHo, and extensively in Europe, including the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. She has also released seven albums for Warner Brothers, including Big Science, featuring the song “O Superman,” which rose to No. 2 on the British pop charts. She is currently Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard University.

Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky)

Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky)
Photo by Janeil Pietzrak
Composer, multimedia artist, and writer Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky) immerses audiences in a blend of genres, global culture, and environmental and social issues. Miller has collaborated with an array of recording artists, including Metallica, Chuck D, Steve Reich, and Yoko Ono. His 2018 album DJ Spooky Presents: Phantom Dancehall debuted at #3 on Billboard Reggae. He is an Editor-at-Large for the Brooklyn Rail.

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poetry reading, and we’re fortunate to have Charles Theonia reading.

Charles Theonia

A portrait of Charles Theonia.
Charles Theonia is a poet, teacher, enthusiast, and transsexual without direction. They are the author of artist book Saw Palmettos (Container, 2018) and chapbook Which One Is the Bridge (Topside Press, 2015).

❤️ 🌈 We'd like to thank the The Terra Foundation for American Art for making these daily conversations possible, and for their support of our growing archive.