Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse)
Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse) is an amalgamation of stories, jokes, observations on its present (and portents of the future); a piece of pragmatic art made to challenge some of our most fundamental assumptions of how the world is, or ought to be constructed. Cage used chance operations to determine not only the word count and the application of various typefaces but also the number of letters per line, the patterns of indentation, and color. The result is a publication that seeks to strip the onus of the author from its pages, while simultaneously reflecting the wit, humor, and complexity of Cage's contributions to our construction of reality.
About John Cage
John Cage (1912–92) was an American composer and music theorist. Recognized as a pioneer of indeterminacy in music, electroacoustic music and a leading figure of the postwar avant-garde, his influence extended to the realms of dance, poetry, performance and visual art.