March 10, 2005

David Byrne’s New Medium: Powerpoint

by Scott Rettberg · , 8:50 pm

Talking Head David Byrne is going around the country giving lectures on his artistic practice using Microsoft Powerpoint:

I have been working with PowerPoint, the ubiquitous presentation software, 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.” I have shown these pieces in galleries and museums and most recently have produced a book with a DVD (Envisioning Emotional Epistemological Information) as means of presenting these curiosities.)

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One Response to “David Byrne’s New Medium: Powerpoint”

  1. mark Says:

    One of the students in my undergrad cognitive science class did something vaguely in that vein. His presentation must’ve consisted of something like 500 slides, most of which were shown for a second or fraction thereof. (I have no idea if the student got the idea from this or not.)

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