The Book of Ice
Paul D. Miller a.k.a. DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid
- Page Count: 128
- Size: 7.75 x 10 inches
- Format: Hardcover
- Publication Date: July 2011
- Price: $29.95
- ISBN: 978-1-935613-14-5
In The Book of Ice, Paul D. Miller, a.k.a. DJ Spooky, applies his artistic sensibility, scientific curiosity, and sweeping perspective to his study of Antarctica, diving in and returning with an astounding remix of essays, music, photographs, interviews, architectural plans, and propaganda. Envisioning a future revolution sparked by “The Manifesto of the People’s Republic of Antarctica,” The Book of Ice travels through space and time to tell the story of an uninhabited, nationless continent.
With the images from his journey to the bottom of the world, original artwork, and re-appropriated archival materials, Miller offers an utterly new vision of Antarctica. As Brian Greene remarks in his foreword, The Book of Ice “casts a new and different light on this frozen terrain that has long been Earth’s most mysterious region. The book amplifies Antarctica’s frozen isolation, punctured now with ever greater frequency, and reveals its own set of hidden connections, remixing ice anew.”
The Book of Ice contains an introduction by celebrated physicist Brian Greene, author of the bestselling Fabric of the Cosmos.
“This is not cool, this is freezing. I still have frostbite.”
“A rare mind encounters a rare place–this is an entirely new take on the bottom of the world, very cool (but getting warmer).”
–Bill McKibben, American environmentalist, journalist, and author
“Antarctica is full of wonder. Paul D Miller has visited and returned with treasure. You hold in your hand interviews, photographs, histories, architectural plans, propaganda, sheet music, hyperlinks and a manifesto demanding that you never set foot there. This is work as unbounded and untameable as the continent itself. Read it and feel dislocated in the best possible way.”
–Raj Patel, author of The Value of Nothing
Paul Miller is a musician, conceptual artist, and writer based in New York City. He was the first editor-at-large of Artbyte: The Magazine of Digital Arts, and his articles have appeared in the Village Voice, Artforum, Rap Pages, Paper Magazine, The Source, and many other outlets. He is the author of Rhythm Science (2004 MIT Press) and editor of Sound Unbound (2008 MIT Press). His artwork employs a wide array of digitally created music and multimedia to create a form of post-modern sculpture in the tradition of composers such as John Cage and Afrika Bambaata.