read an interesting interview yesterday. the city of chicago has named its first artist-in-residence to create... something. based on the interview, it'll be an installation-heavy, interactive exhibit, breaking in the summer of 2011. the artist, jim lasko, has run the innovative redmoon theater. the idea emanated from the department of cultural affairs, the people responsible for creating 85% of the world's supply of "chicago's such a great city" comments. i have to admit, the redmoon isn't my cup of vodka/tonic (no lime), but the idea of a city-sponsored artist-in-residence seems pretty smart.