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This Saturday at Ace Hotel New York, we’re hosting a Jazz & Technology Forum with Monthly Music Hackathon NYC as part of UNESCO International Jazz DayIt’s a chance to meet up and share knowledge, ideas and challenges among the jazz, music technology, music information research, and musicology communities, to brainstorm new possibilities and act on those possibilities quickly and in tandem. An evening concert will showcase music made that day, and the day’s discoveries will be presented on the web.

The day will start with two talks by Monthly Music Hackathon regulars Brian McFee and Ben Lacker, focusing on using new technology for research and creation, respectively. In the afternoon, you and your new best friends will share, think and make beautiful music together, culminating in a free concert open to everyone. See the full schedule on our calendar.

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INTERVIEW : JAMES VICTORE
James Victore is a man of action. He believes that learning about free jazz and liquor fermentation and speed-racing can make you a better designer, that graphic design is about experiences and stories and using your hands.
Distilling wisdom from decades down in the beautiful muck of making ideas happen, he’s produced a stunning series of aphoristic posters on the nature of art, design and the creative process. His Aphorisms on Art & Idea Execution is on display in the gallery space at Ace Hotel New York through May 25. The installation is in partnership with the 99U Conference. Jocelyn K. Glei caught up with him recently.
What’s a normal day for you?
I like to think we’re like the army. We get more work done by noon than most people do in a full day. Chris [Victore’s sole co-worker] comes in at 10:30 or 11am. We decide on what needs to be done. We rarely work past 5pm. We’re pretty efficient. We make decisions. I look at the agency system and it’s such a waste. That’s why people like Time Magazine come to us. They know they can give it to us on a Wednesday and it will be done on Friday.

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acehotel:

INTERVIEW : JAMES VICTORE

James Victore is a man of action. He believes that learning about free jazz and liquor fermentation and speed-racing can make you a better designer, that graphic design is about experiences and stories and using your hands.

Distilling wisdom from decades down in the beautiful muck of making ideas happen, he’s produced a stunning series of aphoristic posters on the nature of art, design and the creative process. His Aphorisms on Art & Idea Execution is on display in the gallery space at Ace Hotel New York through May 25. The installation is in partnership with the 99U ConferenceJocelyn K. Glei caught up with him recently.

What’s a normal day for you?

I like to think we’re like the army. We get more work done by noon than most people do in a full day. Chris [Victore’s sole co-worker] comes in at 10:30 or 11am. We decide on what needs to be done. We rarely work past 5pm. We’re pretty efficient. We make decisions. I look at the agency system and it’s such a waste. That’s why people like Time Magazine come to us. They know they can give it to us on a Wednesday and it will be done on Friday.

Read More

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