State of the Art

By: Peggy Nelson
April 7, 2011

Does state-of-the-art technology breed only state-of-the-technology art?

Today at 2pm EST I will be a guest on Erik Davis’ internet radio show, Expanding Mind. We’ll be talking about Twitter novels, search-engine oracles, psychogeography, and why conceptual art should be funny. Along the way we’ll weigh how to navigate models of the Self in post-Enlightenment spaces, and LARPing your way through life. Or at least through the interwebs.

Listen live here.

(Interview will be available on the Progressive Radio website as a podcast, post-event.)


Erik Davis, the author of Techgnosis, The Visionary State, and Led Zeppelin IV, is an internationally published writer and cultural critic, and posts the series POP ARCANA on HiLobrow.

My website:



What do you think?

  1. Thanks Justin, I think it went really well! Erik and Maja asked great questions, and we talked about doing art for Burning Man, using scientific imagery, how to do Fluxus-style derives on vacation (or at other times), installing distributed and discontinuous narratives in both RL and online, and using Twitter as a recording medium for everyday epiphanies, which of course boot us out of the everyday, every day.

    It’s now a podcast, available here, and I’ll probably transcribe some of it and fold pieces into future posts:

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