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  • From “Yesterday” to Today: What you need to know about the new Beatles AI Song

    From “Yesterday” to Today: What you need to know about the new Beatles AI Song

    1. The Beatles have published a new song today. It is called “Now and Then” and contains an original voice recording of John Lennon. “AI tools” were used to clean up the original recording. The link to the song is listed below in the reference section. 2. The AI used in creating the song has…

  • Art + Tech Conference: A Convergence of Creative Minds

    Art + Tech Conference: A Convergence of Creative Minds

    On October 16, I had the immense pleasure of co-hosting and moderating an inspiring event at the Scharoun Theater in Wolfsburg – “Art and Tech”, a collaboration between Volkswagen Group – Culture and the Eliette and Herbert von Karajan Institute. Our discourse navigated the fascinating intersections of AI and knowledge systems, explored through the lenses…

  • On the power of “Why not?”

    On the power of “Why not?”

    Often in conversations you will be asked “Why?”. It could be in response to something that you said, it could be in response to something that you did or it could be in response to one of your convictions. While there are legitimate reasons to ask why, I propose that the question “Why not?” is…

  • AI and Us: A Journey of Collaboration, Creativity, and Evolution

    AI and Us: A Journey of Collaboration, Creativity, and Evolution

    I just gave an interview for a German Stundent Radio Show. Here are the main takeaways as summarized by ChatGPT4. Overall, I emphasize the need for humans to learn to adapt to a rapidly changing work landscape influenced by AI. Rather than perceiving this as a loss of jobs, I see it as an evolution…

  • “Dimensions – Digital Art since 1859”

    “Dimensions – Digital Art since 1859”

    Some impressions from the opening of „Dimensions – Digital Art from 1859“ (!) The Leipzig exhibition is the brainchild of Walter Smerling as well as Jan Hiesserich and Paula Cipierre and is really fabulously curated by Richard Castelli, Dr. Dan Xu and Clara Blume, Ph.D. with works by over 60 artists among them Refik Anadol and my absolute favorite, Ryoji Ikeda. It was surprising to see how…

  • The Future of Music: An Hommage to Herbert von Karajan

    The Future of Music: An Hommage to Herbert von Karajan

    Today is the 115th Birthday of Herbert von Karajan. I wanted to take the opportunity and reflect on what it is that I find fascinating about this man even more than 35 years after his death. Herbert von Karajan first and foremost was a formidable musician. Many of his recordings of the great works of…

  • Technology and Humans: The Secret to Creativity at the Karajan Institute

    Technology and Humans: The Secret to Creativity at the Karajan Institute

    The Karajan Institute uses technology heavily to accomplish their work with a small team. They have a large database with information on events from Herbert von Karajan’s life, including dates, locations, artists, and composers. They use this database to create daily posts for their communication team to brainstorm ideas for social media. A lot of…

  • Announcing the MapsMap Challenge!

    Could we be making more progress, faster? Are there wicked problems that, when defined and solved, are “unlocks” for humanity’s next steps? Let’s find out! Sonophilia Foundation, Ocean Protocol, Foresight Institute and Planetary Holdings announce The MapsMap Challenge. Funded with $30K, the bounty will be awarded for creating a mobile-friendly web app prototype to open…

  • Welcome IUMag! New Magazine of German Initative for Authors’ Rights.

    I am really happy to have contributed with a very, very short statement to the newly launched magazine of the German Initiative for Authors’ Right (Initative Urheberrecht). You all know that I am a passionate supporter of creators, be it in music, the arts, science or business. One important way in which we can enable…

  • Re-Start Culture // Neustart Kultur

    Today I participated in a very innovative event hosted by Ole Baekhoej at the Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin. The topic of the event was “Restart Culture”. The name comes from a Corona Help Program of the German Government by the same name: Neustart Kultur. The cool thing about today’s event was that discussions were…