Amos Latteier was co-opting Power Point presentations as art before David Byrne published his book on Power Point as fertile creative medium. Last year, during PICA's tba festival, Latteier delved into cell phones as a device for disseminating audio tours of urban wildlife in Portland's Park blocks. During tonight's Taking Place event, learn about Latteier's next cell phone project as he explains his latest endeavor, entitled We're Not Gonna Take It, involving the use of cell phones as a means of political protest.
Friday Aug 19 • 7p
Aalto Lounge (back room) • 3356 SE Belmont St
Byrne's foray into Powerpoint is a parody of Edward Tufte's essay "The Cognitive Style of Powerpoint" http://www.edwardtufte.com/tufte/powerpoint . Tufte is a brilliant professor emeritus at Yale, famous for his beautiful books on real information design. His seminars, presented in Portland about every two years, though expensive, are not to be missed.
Bring your song books and vocal chords. Lattier will guide the audience through recording protest songs and sending them to politicians.
Also, if you're looking for something leisurely to do today or tomorrow, Jo del Pesco is offering to bring his video shorts collection "Things Are People Too", to you. 5 slots available each day. Call your friends up, grab a beer and sit back (on your own couch!) to watch works by San Francisco based artists: Mads Lynnerup, Jason Mortara, Chadwick Rantanen, Ben Riesman, Jon Rubin, Jackie Summel, and Anne Walsh. Email Jo at email@example.com for availability.
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