73 | Grimes (c) on Music, Creativity, and Digital Personae

73 | Grimes (c) on Music, Creativity, and Digital Personae

Update: 2019-11-1816
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Changing technologies have always affected how we produce and enjoy art, and music might be the most obvious example. Radio and recordings made it easy for professional music to be widely disseminated, but created a barrier to its creation. Nowadays computers are helping to reverse that trend, allowing casual users to create slick songs of their own. Not everyone is equally good at it, however; Grimes (who currently goes by c, the symbol for the speed of light) is a wildly successful electronic artist who writes, produces, performs, and sings her own songs. We dig into how music is made in the modern world, but also go well beyond that, into artificial intelligence and the nature of digital/virtual/online personae. We talk about the birth of a new digital avatar -- who might be called "War Nymph"? -- and how to navigate the boundaries of art, technology, fashion, and culture. Her new album Miss Anthropocene will be released in February 2020.

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Grimes, or c, studied neuroscience at McGill University before turning full-time to music. Her previous albums include Geidi PrimesHalfaxaVisions, and Art Angels. Her latest album, Miss Anthropocene, channels the goddess of climate change. On December 5th in Miami, she will be orchestrating the one-night-only rave Bio-Haque.


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Lucas Allen

uncle Sean tries to relate to his quirky niece for 78 minutes

Dec 4th
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Rachel Greenlee

I like Grimes but this episode was so hard to listen to. Just really unpleasant. I didn't want to start hating Grimes due to this episode, so I turned it off at 16%. Maybe she was nervous or something. I've heard her talk before and she seemed fine.

Nov 27th
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Clarence Thomas

is Elon musk still smashing her looney ass?

Nov 22nd
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TheIainDowieFanClub

It's like my father trying to chat to my son about what's "hip". Let me chew some tinfoil. Argh.

Nov 21st
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jennifer johnson

I was willing to give it a try, and appreciate Sean's willingness to branch out with subject material. However, when she said she doesn't like meditation because it is not edgy enough, and went on to mention a Kardashian as an input for her project, I noped out. Also, her overall speech patterns are unlistenable.

Nov 21st
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Raúl Beristáin

this is like listening to Sean interview an ADHD squirrel on Speed. Not sure I'm a fan of the episode 😁

Nov 20th
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73 | Grimes (c) on Music, Creativity, and Digital Personae

73 | Grimes (c) on Music, Creativity, and Digital Personae