It’s MONDO 2000 History Project Month On Acceler8or.com
Well, actually it started on April 29, but then MONDO was always ahead of its time (if behind schedule).
For the merry month of May, I will be running materials slated for the MONDO 2000 History Project — a book and a media rich web display (in progress) on Acceler8or. The materials presented include scanned material from the magazine itself (and its predecessor High Frontiers). So far, “this month” I’ve run:
Did The CIA Kill JFK Over LSD?, Reproduced Authentic, & Two Heads Talking: David Byrne In Conversation With Timothy Leary (MONDO 2000 History Project Entry #10
Just a few among the many legendary “Mondoids” who have been interviewed for the history project thus far: Andrew Hultkrans, Bruce Sterling, Cintra Wilson, David Jay Brown, David Pescovitz, Douglas Rushkoff, Eric White, George Coates, Howard Rheingold, Iara Lee, John Shirley, Joichi Ito, Kevin Kelly, Mark Frauenfelder, Mark Hosler, Nick Herbert, Rudy Rucker, Mitsuhiro Takemura, Walter De Brouwer, Walter Isaacson, Wiliam Gibson
Previous to MONDO 2000 History Month, I’ve run eight entries presented here:
Been so busy with the project I haven't wanted to interrupt myself to edit a snippet... since I'm dealing at this moment in bulk. Lots of interviews; lots of me telling my story verbally for transcription.
The cool thing is that I've been able to integrate my day job at Acceler8or.com to some degree with my Mondo History work. Plus, much of a piece recently for Boing Boing will work it's way into the narrative.
Here then, in case you haven't been seeing this stuff...
Remote Control: The Interactivity Myth (Managing Editor Andrew Hultkrans on YouTube representing) http://www.acceler8or.com/2012/01/remote-control-the-interactivity-myth/
Pariahs Made Me Do It: The Leary-Wilson-Warhol-Dali Influence http://www.acceler8or.com/2012/01/pariahs-made-me-do-it-the-leary-wilson-warhol-dali-influence-mondo-2000-history-project-entry-3/
Robert Anton Wilson Talks To Reality Hackers Forum (1988) http://www.acceler8or.com/2012/01/robert-anton-wilson-recordings/
"Hello, Fellow Tripper" http://boingboing.net/2012/01/13/raw-week-hello-fellow-trip.html
In other news, does anybody from the SF Bay Area want to "volunteer" to help digitize print, audio and a little bit of video. Since I'll be using some of the material for Acceler8or, I can offer a (very) nominal fee.
I'll be back sooner!
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