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Questions For Maxwell’s Demon

Questions For Maxwell’s Demon

Technology as human prosthesis is clunky and inelegant. Ideally technology is a means of observing process, human function—to improve it. Technology is a kind of mirror, playback. So think of it this way: when a performer (for example and actor or dancer) responds to playback (as a form of critique), what results is an efficient...
CELEBRITY TWINKLE SUIT

CELEBRITY TWINKLE SUIT

Obviously the battle lines had been pre-fabricated. Imagine Joan’s fury if she ever discovered she was dating Altman in her present incarnation (as me). As it turned out, it was a mistake: I had confused Robert Altman for Robert Aldrich. It didn’t matter: before long I was sans boyfriend: passed over for an existence that...
Novation (excerpt from 'A Game Called Zoo')

Novation (excerpt from ‘A Game Called Zoo’)

IMITATION OF MOTH

IMITATION OF MOTH

It would be a second death, after all, most insects undergo a pupal transformation--most notably Lepidoptera--the cocoon stage, I believe this to be the actual model for the ancient Egyptian mummy. They weren’t trying to preserve the mortal body, rather they swaddled it, cocoon-like, knowing that at some point the outer casing would decay and...
Nymphomation  (excerpt from 'A Game Called Zoo')

Nymphomation (excerpt from ‘A Game Called Zoo’)

‘A Game Called Zoo’, is a set of neuro-linguistic triggers. If you are reading this, you are already playing the game…
Instantanés #5: Dumbo Early in the Morning Best Sums Up the Unconscious

Instantanés #5: Dumbo Early in the Morning Best Sums Up the Unconscious

Ode to Jacques Lacan: contemplating the emptied out cobblestone streets, outsize graffiti monuments, barbed wire fences...
CYBORG NATION: TEKNOTHERAPY

CYBORG NATION: TEKNOTHERAPY

Teaser for a Teknotherapy, a collaboration with Clarinda Maclow: Do you need help accepting your cyborg nature? How is your relationship with your machines? How can we help? In Teknotherapy, a Cyborg interlocutor (or “teknotherapist”) leads group and individual sessions for those of us grappling with our machinic selves and investigates our relationship to our...
TRIGGERS (A GAME CALLED ZOO)

TRIGGERS (A GAME CALLED ZOO)

‘A Game Called Zoo’, is a set of neuro-linguistic triggers. If you are reading this, you are already playing the game… Here are some instructions:  
Game. Rite - The Board

Game. Rite – The Board

The Game.Rite Board Game, ‘A Game Called Zoo’, is a set of neuro-linguistic triggers. If you are reading this, you are already playing the game… Click on image to amplify.
Think Different: New York Video Fest Spans Innovation and Old Hat

Think Different: New York Video Fest Spans Innovation and Old Hat

(Originally published in indieWIRE/ 8.7.00)   As New York Video Festival 2000 commenced, the MacWorld Expo at the Javits Centerfolded. The Macintosh Mantra “Think Different” was everywhere and reiterated in Armond White‘s annual Video Fest look at popular culture on July 24, this year titled “Coded Language.” White screened and discussed the genius of artists such as Bjork, Mos Def, Busta Rhymes and...
F IS FOR FINLAND

F IS FOR FINLAND

For sometime, the question of how folkloric traditions and national mythologies spawn current social technologies has intrigued me. Recently, writing for technology journals — my thoughts have turned North— Finland in particular because of the onslaught of wireless technology innovation. What strikes me here is that of all the Nordic countries, Finland has the most...