CYBORG BLUE




Education
OPENING-DAY TALK WITH NORMAN M. KLEIN
LET'S ENTERTAIN
INDUSTRIALIZATION OF DESIRE: SCRIPTING A CIVILIZATION OF GUILTY PLEASURES


SATURDAY,
FEBRUARY 12,
2 PM

$6 ($3 WALKER MEMBERS)
AUDITORIUM

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Why, precisely, has the so-called unconscious inside our globalized culture become as public as a walk in the street? We become, in effect (or through special effects), a tourist in our own city, even inside our own bodies. This talk is a review of scripted spaces (special-effects environments) from Los Angeles to Las Vegas to Vienna and Rome, from advanced suburbs to the Internet--the interlocking orbits of the emerging Electronic Baroque.

Norman M. Klein is a cultural critic and historian of mass culture. Among his many writings are the books Seven Minutes: The Life and Death of the American Animated Cartoon and The History of Forgetting: Los Angeles and the Erasure of Memory as well as an essay on the "Electronic Baroque" in You Are Here: Architecture of the Jerde Partnership (architects of the Mall of America). He is currently working on the book Vatican to Vegas: The History of Special Effects. Klein teaches at the California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles.


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