Invited by Loss Glazier to lecture in the Electronic Poetry Center series, SUNY at Buffalo, Ulmer and his host took a side trip to Niagara Falls. The Tesla monument commemorated an event in the history of electricity, but perhaps most significant in the context of Konsult is the fact that the first Superfund Site, Love Canal, is located nearby. The topic of the lecture was Murphy's Well-Being, the interactive installation version of Konsult on the Cabot-Koppers Superfund site in Gainesville, FL. The organizing theme, looking forward to MWB-2 (in progress), was "vectoral sense" -- alludin
The notion of a good life, and the nature of happiness, has a history relative to the apparatus.
"The writings of Amartya Sen, Indian economist and philosopher, Nobel laureate in economics in 1998, are now recognized for their major contribution to the analysis of inequality and philosophical theories of justice. He argues that we must not only take into account individuals possess, but also their ability, their freedom to use their property to choose their own lifestyle....."