jaron lanier

jaron lanier

Jaron Lanier plays the khan at MIMA Summit 2015 Keynote

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Per his keynote at the MIMA Summit today, the khan is the direct ancestor of the European organ and dates back to Laos 7,000 years ago. It's also a fantastic metaphor, as the first prototype of the functioning computer, with 16 functioning bits. It also allows the performer to mimic the exact same physical behavior -- and produce the exact same musical sounds -- our ancestors experienced for millenia. Much like Virtual Reality today, technology that allows us to experience culture is much more rewarding than simply studying it.