June 12, 1998 |
Forced to abandon Hindu ritual for fear of spreading disease, government workers Thursday burned the bodies of hundreds of salt workers killed in the Kutch district during a cyclone. The death toll from Tuesday's severe storms in Gujarat state has been mounting by the hour. Indian rescue officials said they had recovered 655 bodies. With some of the bodies lying in the streets in oppressive heat, officials said they were unable to preserve the bloated corpses.
July 28, 1989 |
Art made by computer seems a contradiction. Art informed by the human spirit seems redundant. Two current shows demonstrate, however, that the former is viable and the latter is a refreshing anomaly in a contemporary art scene clouded by sneering cynicism. Can the computer, an instrument of artificial intelligence, produce art of genuine feeling? Only when it is used as a tool and a medium, and not a substitute for creativity.