i'm whispering: what is a picture. i'm not all that interested in buttons, but i will i promise help you find the right ones. my heart strays toward conversation and my feet toward history. is a picture a technology? or is a picture the motivation toward technology? or something else. can you feel it. open. on the job last week one of the big whigs waltzed on set and announced that all buttons had been removed from all pillows because people can choke to death on buttons. liability. we'll have none of that. we had to reshoot. this is new: buttons can kill. so, can we imagine a world without buttons? do we want to? what does an artist do? i'll show you the buttons you need and point out the pathway towards the buttons you want. can we also linger among the pictures for a bit as we go?