So I follow Bruce Sterling’s Flickr stream and have for a few years now. He is one of the few people whose photo-stream I follow that isn’t a close friend. I am definitely a fan of his writing. Both sci-fi books and essays etc online. Plus, he is a world traveler and visits cool art and cultural conferences, events, and gatherings. Anywho. Just recently he has been traveling in Brazil and while there visited the Instituto Cultural Imhotim.
One of the photos he uploaded was of a Rirkrit Tiravanija, project seen below.
And then I made a comment on it, and (here’s the exciting part) not only was I right in my guess, but he replied back. Eeeek! I mean I kind of just had a “conversation” with Bruce Sterling. See below, link here.
Anyways, silly and weird and definitely a result of all sorts of contemporary realities, both true and false.