[OT] PowerPoint art by David Byrne

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Sat Dec 27 18:27:48 CST 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
   ...
<http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=487&e=6&u=/ap/byrne_powerpo
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 Richard Gaskin 
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