Improvisation, Art, Life, Freedom

This is a profound lecture by George Lewis. To explain who Lewis is would be complicated. He began as a jazz trombone player, but has become as much a theorist in philosophy, art and technology. This lecture covers the idea of improvisation, but contextualizes it in such a way that breaks down easy comprehension of the concept. He covers how computers can both improvise and be considered free actors while doing so, the concept of freedom itself in terms of improvisation and the relationship between the immediate act of improvisation and the full breadth of history. It’s an incredible talk that will probably require multiple views for me to really grasp.



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