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From Appendix D (Delio’s responses)

5. For the Future Shock story, when did you interview Joe Korsmo? Mr. Korsmo says you didn’t interview him for the article. He says he didn’t speak with you until after your article was published when he contacted you. Do you want to comment?

I made a stupid mistake here. I roughed out a quote based on a sheaf of material I read on Joe’s art project. It was basically a placeholder that I could write around. I called and emailed his gallery several times to get his contact info and never got a reply. I evidently didn’t take out the quote or during the edit process maybe I hit ‘accept change’ rather than ‘reject change’ in MS word. I was sure I’d pulled it.

But the quote ran. I didn’t even realize it was there until I received an email from Joe saying in part: “was this quote taken from me at the gallery? I wasn’t aware you were doing a story. I don’t really mind in this case, because I probably would’ve said the quote anyway.” I explained and he replied “it’s perfectly fine that I was quoted in there, I was just wondering if the quote came from anywhere in particular.  I think it’s a great article, by the way.”

**

This email correspondence was provided to Susan Rasky’s team by Joseph Korsmo.

From: Korsmo, Joseph R (CONTACT INFORMATION REMOVED)
Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2005 1:36 PM
To: (CONTACT INFORMATION REMOVED)
Subject: Future Shock Article

Hi Ms. Delio-

I’m writing to you about your article, “The Future Shock”, that appears currently on technologyreview.com.  I’m quoted in it as saying something or other about Kolin, but I had no idea this article was even being written…was this quote taken from me at the gallery?  I don’t really mind in this case, because I probably would’ve said the quote anyway, but I would appreciate it next time if you let me know I’m being quoted in an article.  Could you tell me where you got the quote?

Thanks,
Joe Korsmo

**

From: Michelle Delio (CONTACT INFORMATION REMOVED)
Sent: Tue 3/8/2005 1:55 PM
To: Korsmo, Joseph R
Subject: RE: Future Shock Article

Hi Joe,

I tried to contact the gallery half a dozen times last week, sent 4 emails and made 2 phone calls, in an attempt to get in touch with you to let you know that we were doing the article and to see if you had further comments.

Unfortunately not one of the emails or calls was returned. I googled and ran various other searches and couldn’t locate your contact info on line either.

More to follow when I get back to the office later this afternoon.

Michelle

**

From: Korsmo, Joseph R (CONTACT INFORMATION REMOVED)
Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2005 9:46 PM
To: Michelle Delio
Subject: RE: Future Shock Article

Hi Michelle-

Did the article get taken down?

Joe Korsmo

**

From: Michelle Delio (CONTACT INFORMATION REMOVED)
Sent: Thu 3/10/2005 1:05 PM
To: Korsmo, Joseph R
Subject: RE: Future Shock Article
 
Hi Joe,
 
We’re dealing ith a problem concerning a source misrepresenting himself to me – I’ll spare you the ugly details. I wasn’t aware that all my stories had been taken down though.
 
I really loved the “future” story and hope it’s back on the site soon. If not, perhaps we could update it for another publication. Do you have any other shows scheduled? Any intention to play another round?

**

From: Korsmo, Joseph R (CONTACT INFORMATION REMOVED)
Sent: Thursday, March 10, 2005 3:10 PM
To: Michelle Delio
Subject: RE: Future Shock Article
 
Hi Michelle-
 
A bad source?  A fake me maybe?  I do hope that the article is back up there soon, because I think it’s great.  We currently don’t have any other shows scheduled, but we’re working on a couple new things right now - but I wouldn’t want to get into the details until they happen. 

I hope we could get this in another publication, let me know if there’s anything I can do to help.
 
Joe K.

**

From: Michelle Delio (CONTACT INFORMATION REMOVED)
Sent: Thu 3/10/2005 3:18 PM
To: Korsmo, Joseph R
Subject: RE: Future Shock Article

Not a fake you, or even a future you, it’s another story altogether.

Let’s see how this shakes out over the next couple of days and then figure it out from there.

**

From: Korsmo, Joseph R (CONTACT INFORMATION REMOVED)
Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2005 5:35 PM
To: Michelle Delio
Subject: RE: Future Shock Article

Hi Michelle-
 
Is there any news on the article?  Do you still have any interest in a continuation?
 
-Joe Korsmo

**

From: Michelle Delio (CONTACT INFORMATION REMOVED)
Sent: Thu 3/17/2005 6:03 PM
To: Korsmo, Joseph R
Subject: RE: Future Shock Article

Huge interest in a continuation, Joe – I loved that story. got any news for me?
Michelle

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