Machines R Us


My favorite title in Tom Sherman's new book \_Before & After the I-Bomb: An Artist in the Information Environment\_ is 'My Machines Are Patient With Me When I'm Having Trouble Finding Myself.' For Sherman, machines come alive, and take us on a wild ride transforming our consciousness, ecology, and culture. Sherman's march through the last two decades of the information revolution is revealed in 49 essays or rants about technologies, information, art, nature, memory, and the future. Part writer, part artist, part visionary, Sherman has been making video, live performance, public and web-based radio for over 30 years, as well as teaching art and theory (currently at Syracuse University). Read why 'Bored People Are Dangerous.' -- J. D. Marsching