Monday, March 16, 2009

Changes


Hello all,

I wanted to announce some changes that you will be noticing at the Plaza of the Mind in the near future.

I have been a negligent caretaker as of late and have not been keeping up with the Plaza. I have been focusing most of my energy on remastering the remaining four track masters of songs that I created ten years ago, working on the Outer Channel Radio Show and putting together two books [which I will describe below].

Over the past two years here at the Plaza I have had the great opportunity to interview some of my favorite authors, artists and musicians, these interviews have been labeled the Plaza of the Mind Interview Series.

The first book that I am putting together is a collection of my interviews with Bob Dobbs and his colleagues and it will be entitled Conversations with the Canadian Media Ecological Intelligentsia and the Side Effects of those Interactions.

The second book will collect the Plaza of the Mind Interview Series and will also include unpublished interviews with poet and actress Stefene Russell and author Jamil Nasir.

Once both books are published the interviews will NO LONGER be available at this location in their current form. They will only be available through my publisher in paper bound editions and possibly in the form of an e-text sometime down the road.

You may ask why I am doing this.

I think the best answer to that question is simply that every so often an environment must be tended to. Aspects of it must be moved around, trees must be pruned and bushes must be sculpted. Objet d'ars may be transferred to other locations as cultural loans and artifacts must be catalogued and placed on shelves so that new attractions can be displayed.

You will see that the Plaza will soon have a new look and you will also find ordering information for the aforementioned editions.

Thank you for all of your support and patience during this transition period.

Kurt Weller,
Plaza of the Mind

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What People Are Saying About the Plaza of the Mind



...[Plaza of the Mind] impressed me in its magnificent weirdness...this sorta je ne sais quoi that you find in interesting art... ...I mean that purely as a compliment!

Stefene Russell

Plaza of the Mind is a clinamen away from the holeopathic replay by the Android Meme of the old perceptual agon of electrically-programmed youth confronting the Gutenbergian Establishment. Irresistible Force meets Immovable Object.

Bob Dobbs