The New Social Environment#148

Jeff Orlowski with Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky


2 p.m. Eastern / 11 a.m. Pacific

Director, producer, and cinematographer Jeff Orlowski will join Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky for a conversation. We’ll conclude with a poetry reading from Lawrence Giffin.

Please note that this event will take place at 2pm ET (rather than our regular 1pm gathering time).

In this talk

Jeff Orlowski

Jeff Orlowski
Jeff Orlowski is the director, producer, and cinematographer of the award-winning films Chasing Coral and Chasing Ice. Chasing Coral received the US Documentary Audience Award at Sundance in 2017. Chasing Ice received the Documentary Cinematography award at Sundance in 2012 and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song. Both films were shortlisted for an Academy Award for Best Documentary, screened at Congress and the United Nations, and have garnered awards and accolades from film festivals around the globe. Jeff founded Exposure Labs, a production company dedicated to impact through film. His latest film, The Social Dilemma, had its world premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.

Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky

Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky)
Photo by Janeil Pietzrak
Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, is a composer, multimedia artist, and writer whose work immerses audiences in a blend of genres, global culture, and environmental and social issues. Miller has collaborated with an array of recording artists, including Metallica, Chuck D, Steve Reich, and Yoko Ono. His 2018 album, DJ Spooky Presents: Phantom Dancehall, debuted at #3 on Billboard Reggae.

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poem, and we’re fortunate to have Lawrence Giffin reading.

Lawrence Giffin

Lawrence Giffin
Lawrence Giffin’s most recent book “Untitled, 2004,” is a long poem that takes Agnes Martin’s final painting as an occasion for a meditation on death & birth, history & chance, love & exploitation, all addressed to his newborn daughter, Agnes. He is a co-editor at Golias Books.