The song “Only an Expert” was released as a 12″ vinyl single on May 18, 2010 by Laurie Anderson, an American experimental performance artist, composer and musician.
Initially trained as a sculptor, Anderson did her first performance-art piece in the late 1960s. Throughout the 1970s and 80’s Anderson did a variety of different performance-art activities. Anderson plays violin and keyboards and sings in a variety of experimental music and art rock styles. Anderson is also a pioneer in electronic music and has invented several devices that she has used in her recordings and performance art shows. In 1977, she created a tape-bow violin that uses recorded magnetic tape on the bow instead of horsehair and a magnetic tape head in the bridge. In the late 1990s, she developed a talking stick, a six-foot-long baton-like MIDI controller that can access and replicate sounds. Anderson married singer–songwriter and guitarist Lou Reed in 2008.
In the U.S top-down technocratic solutions often undermine our democratic processes and at the same time democratic processes often undermine our technocratic solutions. The highly complex and technical problems of our days certainly will require many kinds of expertise but we are sadly lacking in any substantial solutions to the vexing problems of how to bring together experts and lay publics into timely and effective assemblages.
Any thoughts/solutions out there?