some good thoughts about his experience at an open meeting with members of the Canada Council on the new funding scheme for visual arts. He raises some valuable points that I wish would be addressed by someone. It’s particularly disturbing to understand that though they are making a radical move to funding exhibitions, not artists, that they didn’t seem to have an overarching principle guiding that change.
on the Canadian scene: Kevin Smith to appear on Degrassi. He’ll be playing a fictionalized version of himself and Silent Bob. There have been conflicting reports about whether Jay will appear with his silent sidekick or not. Scootchie Bootchies, yo!
Andrew Leonard’s great review of the third volume of The Baroque Cycle by Neal Stephenson, The System of the World: The summit of Mount Stephenson. I’m currently about an eighth of the way through and it – and the two previous volumes – is as engrossing as any fiction I’ve read. And I’m not particularly a historical fiction, science fiction, or a fantasy fan.
to Flickr and he’s already got a very compelling photostream!