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Lisa Carver to host dinner at 2012 Extreme Futurist Festival (LA)

Extreme Futurist Festival is a 2 day arts and technology festival focusing on radical voices of the new evolution. Last year we had a great event and were called “a TED conference for the counterculture” by the LA Weekly. This year we seek to make XFF an even more epic experience. People are going insane over the Mayan calendar hype about the world ending on 12/21/12. This is why we have decided to bring them the apocalypse they deserve. We are throwing an end-of-the-world conference that you will not forget. Children get in free.

We will be focusing on cutting edge science and technology along with transgressive performance art and music. Showcasing the most innovative and subversive memetics of our time, we see to highlight an extreme future that breaks the formula of modern culture.

For more information, please visit http://extremefuturistfestival.com/

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Reaching Out + Portrait Special eBay Offer

THIS IS TO PAY FOR MY PLANE TICKET TO SAN DIEGO, AND THEN I’LL SWIM UP THE COAST, STOPPING IN CITIES ALONG THE WAY. FORGET TRADITIONAL BOOK STORES, WE’LL MEET IN THE PARKING LOT. Instead of reading from the book, I want to do a Yoko performances cover band… with you! Choose a piece you want to do. Naked in the bathtub looking at the moon? Scream? The one where we all bang our head against the wall? Cut Piece?

Each book that sells for $50 towards flying me to California, I will do your portrait on the title page.

Thank you, thank you! Tons of love!

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Reaching Out with No Hands: Reconsidering Yoko Ono

Reading Out with No Hands: Reconsidering Yoko OnoReaching Out with No Hands: Reconsidering Yoko One by Lisa Carver is now available for pre-order via Amazon. “From her earliest work with the Fluxus group and especially her relationship with John Cage, through her enigmatic pop happenings (where she met John Lennon), her experimental films, cryptic books, conceptual art, and her long recording career that has vacillated between avant-garde noise and proto-new wave, earning the admiration of other artists while generally confusing the public at large who often sees her only in the role of the widow Lennon, Reaching Out with No Hands is the first serious, critical, wide-ranging look at Yoko Ono the artist and musician.”

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Lisa Carver August 2012 Tour

See grown men act like babies, American women act like German men from 1979, and you acting like a genius under duress and it’s so beautiful and tragic. Don’t bring anything but yourself. The Firehouse in Worcester on 8/5, Feeding Tube Records in Northampton on 8/6, 95 Empire St. in providence RI on 8/15, and Port D’or in Brooklyn on 8/24.