Next week, on the 28th, don’t turn your lights off for Earth Hour, turn them on for Edison Hour. Ignore the calls from people who want to damn technology and industrialisation, i.e., those things that keep us alive, and celebrate them instead. “Please be a responsible and grateful Industrial Revolutionist,” says one Edison Hour enthusiast, “ and TURN ON YOUR LIGHTS.”
And if you’d like to know more about Sylvia Bokor’s tribute to Thomas Edison, why not read her interview with Prodos here on the theory and practice of Romantic Art, which includes a discussion of this piece; join the Edison Hour Facebook goup; or buy a print of ‘Thanks You, Mr Edison’ here at the Cordair online gallery – which will also give you a clue to the title, if you haven’t worked it out already. ;^)
And if you like her work, why not visit Sylvia’s blog.