Joining the 83rd Global Voyage from Peru (May 16, 2014) to Tahiti (June 3, 2014), DJ Spooky will infuse onboard programs with music, creativity, and activism during his first time onboard the Peace Boat.
DJ Spooky, aka Paul D. Miller, is the executive editor of ORIGIN Magazine, which focuses on the intersection of art, yoga, sustainability and new ideas. He is also an established composer, multimedia artist, editor and author. His DJ MIXER iPad app has seen more than 12 million downloads in the last year. In 2012-2013 he is the first artist-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC starting this fall. He’s produced and composed work for Yoko Ono, Thurston Moore, and scores of artists and award-winning films. He continues his globe-trotting series of live events; playing at festivals from France to Japan to Mexico City; performing solo, with chamber groups, and with orchestras; and giving talks at prominent universities and conferences.
In addition to his artistic endeavors, Paul Miller is also the co-founder of the Vanuatu Pacifica Project, which provides opportunities for local and international cross disciplinary approaches to smart solutions for climate challenges. Their Island Innovation Lab residency program cultivates an interconnected ecosystem of global contemporary creative thinkers and doers from urban centers to island jungles. The project’s carbon negative facility in Efate, Vanuatu will fuel it’s own energy needs and those of local villages with closed-loop energy and an open exchange of ideas. Located in the heart of Melanesia, engagement with local communities will include youth empowerment training in digital and eco-economy trades playing a crucial part in stemming urban drift. For more information, visit www.djspooky.com/vanuatu
During his 2+ week passage onboard Peace Boat’s 83rd Global Voyage, Paul Miller will lead participants through a program that combines artistic expression and environmental activism, inspiring others by sharing his experiences with the Vanuatu Pacifica Project, Antarctica, climate change, and other topics. DJ Spooky will certainly share his musical talents onboard as well.
Peace Boat’s 83rd Global Voyage will depart from Yokohama on 13 March 2014, and return to Japan on 24 June 2014 covering a north and south hemisphere route including visits to Sri Lanka, Jordan, Greece, Morocco, Venezuela, Peru, Tahiti and Hawaii. This voyage also marks Peace Boat’s first visit to Brunei and Montenegro.
Peace Boat believes that travel in itself can be a tool for positive social and political change, and seeks to create and implement best practices in responsible travel and what we call travel for peace and sustainability. Socio-political considerations rather than commercial interests largely determine our choice of destinations. Our partnerships with local organizations and travel agencies reflect our effort to utilize tourism in a progressive and educational form so as to contribute to global sustainability and peace.
Utilizing the public spaces and facilities onboard the ship, and harnessing the talents of staff and participants alike, Peace Boat creates a unique environment in which people can live and learn together while undertaking socially responsible travel to some of the most fascinating regions on earth.
Guest educators, all experts in their field, are invited from all over the world to deliver lectures and workshops on topics such as global and peace related issues, journalism, the environment, art, economics, NGOs, volunteerism and much more. Besides our core programs consist of lectures, workshops and discussions organized by guest educators and staff members, all participants are encouraged to actively share their interests, talents, and life experiences.
Life onboard Peace Boat as a participant is a rich and rewarding experience. Take part in our peace education forums and play an active role in the issues that we support including human rights, sustainable development and respect for the environment. Being a participant on one of our voyages is a unique opportunity to travel, learn, and make new friends while expanding horizons.
To sign up or request more information about participation, contact Emilie McGlone at:
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