David Byrne Loves PowerPoint [and LA]

This Thursday in LA, Wired Magazine is teaming up with the LA County Museum of Art to produce a performance by David Byrne called “I [Heart] Powerpoint.” I’ll be there, and if there’s Wi-Fi, goshdarnit I’ll blog it.

[His] most recent project is Envisioning Emotional Epistemological Information, a book of artwork [and DVD] done with the ubiquitous presentation software PowerPoint. “I have been working with PowerPoint as an art medium for a number of years. It started off as a joke (this software is a symbol of corporate salesmanship–or lack thereof), but then the work took on a life of its own as I realized I could create pieces that were moving, despite the limitations of the ‘medium’.”

See excerpted portions of E.E.E.I. in the September 2003 issue of WIRED.

2 thoughts on “David Byrne Loves PowerPoint [and LA]”

  1. I work across the street from LACMA, doing — what else? — powerpoint design (even though that’s an oxymoron.) Going to try to get my coworkers to see this show. Maybe it will inspire me to add some Emotional Epistemology to the quarterly reports…

  2. I was just talking about this with a friend last night. I’m definitely going to be there. Should be interesting.

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