Mariko Mori, man. Wow. She's "the miniskirted darling of the media art world"
and the daughter of the guy who builds the tallest skyscrapers around. Mariko was bigger
than Warhol for a couple of quarters there. I wonder what Mariko's doing right now.
Touring someplace unlikely in Asia, I guess. Drinking Pocari Sweat and planning big
installations in Sweden. Good for her. I hope she outlives Georgia O'Keefe.
* A young Irish anarchist goes to G-8 Genoa and takes his camera. He's drinking in cafes, he's
bumming cigarettes, he's sleeping on picnic tables, he's hanging out at the Social Forum... It's
all about "blocs" and "affinity groups."
*Kids, if you wanna *really* freak-out your parents and teachers, print out that handy 16-page
.pdf booklet on "Fighting Global Capitalism." Leave it at the places today's teens gather, like church
basements and Pop's Chocolate Shop. I promise: your favorite authority figures will come straight out
of their skins.
Leonora Carrington home pages! Leonora was that famous Surrealist art woman who was Max Ernst's
girlfriend. No, not Peggy Guggenheim. Not Dorothea Tanning. Those women actually *married* Max Ernst.
Leonora was the one who *didn't* marry him and could *really paint. *
Okay, I was just teasing -- Dorothea Tanning is a hale and hearty 90 years old and can still paint
like nobody's business.
"Landships -- Spurious Victorian Armored Fighting Vehicles." I must admit I really dote on this
folk-steampunk stuff. Little fake colonial death machines. They're so cute, okay? I can't help myself.
Bruce Sterling knows more than is seemly about the ecological implications of mining lard from sewers and having the dead devoured by birds. If you go to Viridian Design, he'll share that knowledge with you. He also writes books.