[OT] PowerPoint art by David Byrne

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Sat Dec 27 19:27:48 EST 2003

I hope you'll induldge this modest deviation from this list's mandate,
justifiable perhaps by its relevance as a discussion of the downsides of
communicating with tools like PowerPoint and Keynote:

   Best known for vocals in "Psycho Killer" and "Burning Down
   the House," Byrne originally intended to spoof the
   ubiquitous software as a dumbed-down form of expression
   between communication-addled business executives.

   But after spending several hours designing a mock slide show,
   Byrne became intrigued. He decided to experiment with
   PowerPoint as an artistic medium ‹ and ponder whether it
   shapes how we talk and think.

   In his book and DVD compilation, "Envisioning Emotional
   Epistemological Information," Byrne twists PowerPoint from
   a marketing tool into a multimedia canvas, pontificating
   that the software's charts, graphs, bullet points and
   arrows have changed communication styles

 Richard Gaskin 
 Fourth World Media Corporation
 Ambassador at FourthWorld.com       http://www.FourthWorld.com
 Tel: 323-225-3717                       AIM: FourthWorldInc

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