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Laurie Anderson on Art, Science and Breaking the Rules

Multimedia artist Laurie Anderson gave an eloquent and entertaining commencement speech for the graduates at the School of Visual Arts at New York City’s radio music hall. Thanks to Cory Doctorow at Boing Boing for bringing it to our attention. Enjoy:

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Amy Davis Roth (aka Surly Amy) is a multimedia artist who resides in Los Angeles, California. She makes Surly-Ramics She is the fearless leader of Mad Art Lab and cohost of Makers' Hustle Podcast Support her on Patreon. Follow her on twitter: @SurlyAmy or on Google+.


  1. May 29, 2012 at 10:51 am

    That was lovely. Excellent advice all around. Everyone should take the time to listen to this address.

  2. May 29, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    “No one will ever ask you to do the thing you really want to do.”

    This is such good advice, for everyone everywhere.

    My dad is a huge Laurie Anderson fan. I’m going to pass this on to him and my mom!

  3. May 29, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Career opportunities are the ones that never knock.

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