From: Jack Fulton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: 10/24/02-11:28:53 PM Z
Well, I will take this as comedic for I don't know what sort of artmaking
you refer to.
However, perhaps my vernacular language exhibited my own datedness in
using the hip as a way to mean 'of today'. Merriam-Webster says of that word
as: "characterized by a keen informed awareness of or involvement in the
newest developments or styles"
Your referral to SF falls upon another blank stare as I wonder what you
However, Chris Lovenguth kindly dropped by today with his Becqueral
Daguerreotypes and a copy of James Elkins "Why Art Cannot Be taught" and the
Orland/Bayles "Art & Fear". Those two books contain the sort of informed
words I was after.
I'd say your pejorative mind-vision of what art, SF, et al is about is
truly out of date. Perhaps you've been licking the stamps for your envelope
> Hip & Up2Date?! Oh, THAT kind of artmaking. Jack, why didn't you say so?!
> Listen, if that's the crowd you're dealing with, you need to forget books.
> That medium is way too brick-&-mortar, Dude. The very antithesis of hip.
> Especially in SF. Plus (and you gotta be sensitive to this today...) the
> print may be a constant reminder that they left high school at the 7th grade
> reading level. No, man, if I were you, I would put away those books
> (probably also the non-video equipment...). Get out there wearing black.
> Sport a toilet-bowl brush goatee. Make frequent allusions to the lyrics of
> Radiohead and Dave Matthews. That should, as they say, push the envelopes.
> Mike H.
>> But, my wish is to be hip and up to date.
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