Sacramento Bee Tackles Culver City's Museum of Jurassic Technology

It's always fun to hear different takes on what is going on at Culver City's Museum of Jurassic Technology. The appreciative befuddlement expressed by Sam McManis' article in the October 14 Sacramento Bee is typically amusing. 

Early in the article, he quotes one patron who reflects: 

"It's supposed to be unclear. It raises the question: Whose authority do you trust, who's to say this is real science or art? The stuff is so bizarre and uncanny. Is it even real? Are they messing with us? Is it a joke? Are these real artifacts? You can't be sure."

He also quotes museum founder David Wilson, who said to Lawrence Weschler (author of "Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonders, a Pulitzer-shortlisted portrait of the museum): "We feel that confusion can be a very creative state of mind. In fact, confusion can act as a vehicle to open people's minds. The hard shell of certainty can be shattered, and once that certainty is shattered, then I feel people are more open to broader influences."

Even that "We" in the quote makes me smile a bit.

You can read McManis' whole article HERE.

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