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Dada Ripoff #2: Sumana went to an exhibition at Columbia that was really bad. Unlike most websites, News You Can Bruise is neither a finger-pointing catalog nor an ironic celebration of things that are really bad. So ordinarily I wouldn't mention it. But the exhibition, "Lorem Ipsum Dolor Sit Amet" is bad in a way that indicates it might be a Alan Sokal-type joke.

Sumana said the art was really phoned in, but works of art no longer have any signaling function in our society, so who can tell. Let's turn to the metadata. The exhibition was accompanied by a flyer (also available online), and the flyer was generated with SCIgen. Then there's the name of the exhibition, which pretty much says "Let's phone this one in." At least they didn't rip off the Eater of Meaning.

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