NEW MEXICO, USA
4,500; elevation 6,967)
In one of the
most dramatic landscapes in the world, Taos is a nature-bound community in a
high valley at the edge of a great lava plain at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo
Mountains. Situated around an ancient Pueblo, it supports three diverse cultures.
One can easily glance backwards here at myths and legends of the Indian/Spanish/
is also an international tourist destination, a world-class ski resort and
one of America's oldest art colonies. Simplicity and sophistication coexist here.
remains a last outpost. Almost remote. The town is still adobe,
the countryside still rural. For hundreds of years it has attracted adventurers
and artists. And, today, its distance from the anxious post-Modern World gives
Taos a powerful mind-clearing quietness.
Taos is an ideal place to think
through and explore the ethical/technological
issues of entertainment and communication in the New Media Age.