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Name: Stephen Perkins

Time of Breakfast: 9:30 - 11:15am

City: De Pere, Wisconsin, USA

Descriptive Title: "Breakfast with Edith." This was a rare event for me as I was taken out for breakfast by my dear friend Edith Valentine, who at 84 is as sharp and as politically aware as ever. Edith is the daughter of Leo Ornstein a celebrated Russian-born avant-garde composer and pianist who died in 2002 in Green Bay at the ripe old age of 108.

Food items: quiche, almond buns, red grapes and orange slices.

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I tried sending this to the email accompanying the call but they keep getting returned....what's up???

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Name: Stephen Perkins

Time of Breakfast: 9:30 - 11:15am

City: De Pere, Wisconsin, USA

Descriptive Title: "Breakfast with Edith." This was a rare event for me as I was taken out for breakfast by my dear friend Edith Valentine, who at 84 is as sharp...

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I have to take issue with Felipe's claim that mail art has disappeared - my impression is that it's still going pretty strong...and it has also appropriated the web into its networking strategies. I do agree with him regarding the attention it is receiving from younger scholars, whereas before the only people writing about it were insiders, this new development is healthy. The fall of the wall and the reconfigured political climate in Latin America obviously have been a bonus in regard to examining the important role it played within those repressive regimes. Much still remains to be written, and from my own perspective the key roles played by artists' periodicals in sustaining this network have hardly been addressed at all...

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I have to take issue with Felipe's claim that mail art has disappeared - my impression is that it's still going pretty strong...and it has also appropriated the web into its networking strategies. I do agree with him regarding the attention it is...

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