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    Sergio Messina: The Margaret Mead of Internet Porn

    by Luca Celada
    IT'S true of the digital times that libido drives technology, but according to my friend Sergio Messina, porn is not only the engine of the Internet but the bona fide locus of art. And he's on a mission to prove it: "At the very least it's the perfect metaphor for the potential of digital media and a new paradigm of content production, a great example of how the world should be," he says, with the same ardor I can remember him expressing about the latest Frank Zappa bootleg tape back in high school.

    Art & Commerce
    Jonathan Parker's (Untitled) Gets it Right

    by Scarlet Cheng
    What a colorful, convoluted and drama-laced universe, the Art World. Whenever art, talent and high-mindedness get mixed up with marketing, mystique and lucre, there's backstabbing, desperation and hokum. I often wonder why there aren't more depictions of this hothouse world in film or television.

    Art by the Book
    Gallery Advice from New York Art Dealer Edward Winkleman

    by John Haber
    I can hardly imagine starting a successful gallery. It takes thinking about money and the long haul, when you would rather be thinking about art.

    Private Views
    Bay Area Residential and Itinerant Galleries

    by Anuradha Vikram
    The San Francisco Bay Area art scene has long been supported by experimental, artist-run galleries. Sometimes they occupy unlikely locales, such as commercial gallery Ratio3 started in a San Francisco apartment...
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