Saturday, October 9, 2010


Richard Wrangham’s book "Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human," and (Wired mag's) Kevin Kelly's ideas discuss how we, as humans, “physically changed ourselves through agriculture, through cooking…we’re both masters of technology and also the children of technology.” The first domesticated animal, us, was self-domesticated through breakthroughs in the technology of cooking, controlling fire, the curing process and so on. Changes to our bodies, our teeth, our social structures, mating habits, everything that set the stage for me sitting in front of this laptop with an organic Poptart knock-off in a small town in central Georgia, drinking an African bean coffee and adjusting my Philippines' sweatshop Levis (coffee, PopSmarts and jeans bought from an international retail chain store) and considering the meaning, purpose and implications of unmanned drone bomb drops, Tom Tancredo, Cristine O'Donnell, Sharon Angle, F. Goya, Raymond Pettibon and


  1. Bill,
    I think you should do some print collages about this issue and your seeming frustration and honoring of this global situtation.