[NetBehaviour] Live From Gustav in Baton Rouge: A New Media Artist's Perspective.
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Mon Sep 8 11:53:40 CEST 2008
Live From Gustav in Baton Rouge: A New Media Artist's Perspective.
By patrick lichty - on the Furtherfield Blog.
"A quick proviso – I'm starting to write this on the night of my third
day in Baton Rouge, and I'm exhausted from working on the house, and
we're hemorrhaging money at the moment. We were so lucky, as our home
just had huge amounts of debris and only a moderate size bough hitting
the roof and a few broken shingles.
Prelude: The week prior
In the days before Gustav, I was in pre-semester preparations in
Chicago, and of course, that keeps you quite busy. My wife had a speech
to give near Austin, and she boarded the cats and went, which turned
into evacuation. However, for the time Gustav was traveling the Gulf,
headed right for our house, I was obsessively checking weather.com, and
doing my own projections, but the track stayed constant as the Northern
The night before I left, all I could do is watch the coverage, and play
on my laptop
“Nearer my God to Thee” from Titanic, as my exceptionally prescient gut
feeling told me things were just screwed, as the East side of the eye
was headed for Baton Rouge."
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