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Andy Wahol, the father of social networking

The Andy Warhol exhibit just closed at the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco with a party and performance by SF punk vets the Mutants. The DeYoung show brought back memories and recreated a little corner of the Warhol's Factory where everyone was a star. In fact, they were superstars.
Andy promised each and every one of us stardom, and he also exhorted us to go out and create our own art and music and performances. It’s almost as if he knew what was coming next.

The computer has come along to give us the tools for creation and distribution giving us the power to capture, edit, create, and invent. Yeah, maybe some of us aren’t doing much with all this power other than to update each other on our comings and goings in one sentence increments. And maybe not all of it is good, as we abandon our newspapers and our writers to endlessly comment on ourselves in a never ending solipcistic circle.
But, the Mutants, bless 'em, are powering on as little old rock stars. It's what Uncle Andy would have wanted.
Kathleen Maher, Editor-in-Chief
Jon Peddie Research
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Tiburon, CA 94920
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Posted on May 19, 2009 12:00 am | Permalink 

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