[Seth-Trips] Re: seth-trips

Seth David Schoen schoen at loyalty.org
Wed Mar 7 22:55:48 PST 2001

Duncan MacKinnon writes:

> We didn't set a time or date but Seth and I planned to go to the SF Art Institutes'
> exhibit of Steve Mann's work. See: <http://wearcam.org/seatsale/index.htm>
> Let's set a time and date now!
> It opened Feb 7, 2001 and I hope it is still there. Here is a quote to draw
> you to the url: 
> "Here is the internet chair with magnetic stripe card reader and spikes that
> retract when a seating license is downloaded from a license server in 
> response to input from the card reader incoroprated into the chair. The 
> license server is in the 19 inch relay rack behind the internet chair." 

This is actually a very interesting and very polemical artistic
commentary on recent trends in technology.  Steve Mann is a very
smart, um, man*, whose work is definitely work paying attention to.

The installation is at SFAI, where my mother used to work in the
1970s.  If you are in decent shape, it's not bad walking distance from
downtown San Francisco (northwest), or from Ghirardelli Square

SFAI has a very beautiful view from the roof, which is open to the
public.  Art fans might be interested in their large art library,
which is kept in an old tower.

I like going there.  It's really peaceful and really interesting.
There's always a lot on display, from famous people's work to current
students' work.

Also, my mom once adopted a cat from the fountain in the SFAI
courtyard.  That's a longer story.

* As opposed to, say, Aimee Mann ("One", "Wise Up", etc.).

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