Lafayette Anticipation associate curator Anna Colin talks to artist Tyler Coburn about Ergonomic Futures, a speculative project engaged with art, design, science, anthropology and writing. In this interview, Coburn discusses the research, production process and network of collaborators of a multilayered project ultimately concerned with the futures of humankind. Anna Colin: When one comes across your museum seats Ergonomic Futures (2016—) in contemporary art exhibitions—and soon in natural history, fine art, and anthropology museums—they look… [read more »]
In a very particular order, here are the top 10 things that fogged up my computer screen in 2011:
10. Michele Sets Us Straight
Because despite the misleading title and impressive posture of its cover star, this book has almost nothing to do with Pilates.
9. Dinner Invitations from Barack
Because desperation was the look in 2011.
8. Herman Cain’s Exploding Thermometer
Because jizzing blood all over Iowa was a weird choice for someone in the middle of a sex scandal.
7. “The Situation” Situation Room Meme
Because there were too many good Situation Room meme pics to choose from, and this one arguably took the cake.
A close second was this insane Hassidic newspaper’s version with Hillary photoshopped out of it, because it is against their standards to publish photos of women.
6. Rick Santorum’s Dirty Sign
Because he’s still not getting what “Santorum” means—and he’s still spreading it everywhere!
5. Fox News Gets Hacked
Because it’s funny when Rupert Murdoch gets hacked– and also because it could’ve been an actual mistake, considering Fox’s track record.
4. Anthony Weiner tweets his gym pics
Because, in regards to this *ahem* pose, let’s just say it’s not the FIRST time a Member of Congress has stolen something from me.
3. The Other Mrs. Bachmann
Because that means it’s true.
2. Thick Rick
Because that’s actually pretty hot.
1. Hosni Mubarak Stands Trial in a Cage
Because 2011 was the year of the protest, the uprising, the occupation and the oh-hell-no!, and no one embraced the moment with more diva-tude than Mizz Hosni Mubarak. Lying on that hospital bed with those big puppy eyes in the middle of his own trial? Pure Dictator Dearest. Like Jeremy Piven before him, the timing of the fallen Pharaoh’s sudden illness also seemed suspiciously convenient. See also: deposed Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali’s magic coma, which he fell into shortly after abdicating the Presidency.
That’s all for 2011, occupiers! Thanks for reading and follow @WelfareKing for more entry-level political dirt…