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Lauren Cornell

Lauren Cornell

Hometown: Manhattan

Currently residing in: Brooklyn

Occupation: Executive Director, Rhizome & Adjunct Curator, New Museum

Childhood hero: My friends have always been my heroes.

What’s your favorite Internet toy at the moment? I don’t play with toys. I’m a news addict and I look at art online everyday. Here are three things I looked at today: The Everything by Hayley Silverman; Untitled (12 Glowing Men) by Martijn Hendriks; and Randy Balma: Municipal Abortionist, a game by Mark Essen. The last one counts as play, but it’s not a toy.

What’s the last inspiring movie you saw? Wild Combination by Matt Wolf.

There’s nothing better than ____ during summer. Going on a bike-riding date out to Brighton Beach.

What’s next for you? I’m working on an exhibition that will try to sketch out a new generation in art internationally. It opens Spring 2009 at the New Museum. After that, I’m going to learn how to take a proper vacation.

Rosecrans Baldwin co-founded TMN with publisher Andrew Womack in 1999. He is the author of three books, including his latest novel The Last Kid Left (NPR’s Best Books of the Year). His nonfiction appears in a variety of magazines, mostly GQ. More information can be found at More by Rosecrans Baldwin

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