Refresh, reboot and other ‘re’ words

August 24, 2009

Kristin Lucas

So it turns out that the film studios aren’t the only ones going in for a spot of rebooting. My attention has just been drawn to an art piece called ‘Refresh‘. In 2007, an artist by the name of Kristin Lucas changed her name to… Kristin Lucas. According to the court transcript, she told the judge:

“Your honor, I am here for a refresh. A renewal of self… I am prepared to let go. To empty my cache. To refill the screen with the same information. To reboot…”

After two weeks of spending “probably way too much time thinking about this situation”, the judge granted her request, stating: “So you have changed your name to exactly what it was before in the spirit of refreshing yourself as though you were a web page.”


(via Guerilla Innovation)

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