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 »]
Kurzweil as Ramona as Alanis
Everyone knows that Ray Kurzweil has an alter ego named Ramona. Everyone knows that his alter ego is a pop star based on Alanis Morissette. Finally, everyone knows that Kurzweil has a poster of Alanis in his man cave. Together his altar and alter ego arguably express his deep desire to be her. We support his share-alike morphological freedom.
Ramona performs original “Come Out and Play” at TED 2001
Alanis Morissette covering John Lennon’s “Dear Prudence” 2001
A clip from Transcendent Man displaying Kurzweil’s chotchkies and Morissette poster
Some pertinent facts about Ramona
Zodiac sign: Aquarius Favorite clothes: tight Favorite color: red Favorite car: Ferrari Favorite food: Canolli Favorite candy: pop rocks Favorite pet: Australian Sheepdog (“because they’re loyal”) Favorite songs: Runaway train, White Rabbit Inspirations: Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Janis Joplin, Alanis Morissette, Cat, Tori Amos, Ani DiFranco, Holly McNarland This Quora has been answered by DIS