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.