Raimundo Sodré

 

WHAT IS THE VAST SIGNIFICANCE OF THE WORLD'S FIRST EVER SMALL WORLD CURATION NETWORK?

 

For the first time since mankind began painting on cave walls over 50,000 years ago, ALL artists of all kinds independent of location, publicity and fame are potentially discoverable and reachable by all other artists, and everybody else, everywhere.

 

WHAT IS A SMALL WORLD CURATION NETWORK???

 

Everybody has heard of six degrees of separation, more properly called a small world network. Within six or so steps we can move through a chain of people knowing other people to just about anybody on the planet. Likewise, within six or so steps we can move through chains of people recommending  (curating) artists to to just about every artist on the planet.

 

IS THE MATRIX LIKE, AN ALTERNATE REALITY?

 

The original meaning of "matrix" is "source", from "mater", Latin for "mother" (we're a real mother for ya!). The matrix is pathways to the r-e-a-l sprawling reality of human creativity in our time. Alternate  reality is what we've gotten used to since the rise of profit-driven media in the 20th century (pop stars, etc., thrown at us).

 

HOW DOES THE MATRIX WORK?

 

Quincy Jones, for example, recommends artists including stellar young Cuban pianist Alfredo Rodriguez. Alfredo recommends artists including globetrotting polymath Munir Hossn. Munir recommends artists including venerable Robert Mendes of Santo Amaro, Bahia. Roberto recommends artists including Raimundo Sodré...

 

FROM BRAZIL WITH LOVE

 

We've gone from a highly accessible entrance into the matrix (Quincy Jones) to somebody deliberately made by political power almost impossible to hear. (Sodré rocketed in 1980 from complete unknown to national celebrity with one of the biggest selling records in Brazil that year. The following year he spoke out against a powerful politician, had his career destroyed, was threatened with death and fled into a 19 year exile. He and his fellow amazing but impossible to reach colleagues were the matrix's inspiration.) Other choices could have taken us to anybody else in the matrix.

 

WHICH PILL WILL IT BE?

 

Curation by AI depends on its interpretation of what we've experienced before. It can't step beyond the paradigms it's been given. The matrix is curation by the most powerful and subtle recommendation software yet devised: the collective human mind.

 

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