Debbie Millman | Audio

Michael Dorf

Almost every new technology has it’s upside and it’s downside. WIth the internet for example: we can listen to almost any performer ever recorded anywhere. But we usually listen alone and we lose the extraordinary communal expereince of live performance. This is something Michael Dorf addresses in his new book Indulge Your Senses: Scaling Intimacy in a Digital World. In 1986 Michael Dorf founded The Knitting Factory, the late, great alternative performance venue in lower Manhattan. More recently, he started City Winery, now a chain of venues, restaurants, and functioning wineries. He’s a promoter, and entrepreneur, and an author. 

On this episode Debbie talks to music impresario and restaurateur Michael Dorf. “Our focus is on the sensory elements. I feel our job is to have people keep their phone in their pocket.”

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