"To prevent undue wreckage in society, the artist tends now to move
from the ivory to the control tower of society." – Marshall McLuhan
The US Department of Art & Technology

The US Department of Art and Technology is the principal conduit for facilitating the artist's need to extend aesthetic inquiry into the broader culture where ideas become real action.

Former Secretary Packer Takes Back USDAT

WASHINGTON, DC - January 13, 2005 12:00 PM (EST/GMT +5 hours) USDAT Former Secretary Randall M. Packer announces he has taken back the US Department of Art & Technology from the Federal Government and declared himself the Secretary-at-Large, reclaiming the Government agency he formed in 2001. After three years of turmoil serving the President, compounded by the recent announcement of Ed Ruscha as the new Secretary, Packer launched the Blog-Chronicles of the Secretary-at-Large as a vehicle for tracking America's tragic descent into the abyss from which there is no return. See news release.

Secretary Delivers Non-Resignation Address

WASHINGTON, DC - On January 10, 09:05 AM (EST/GMT +5 hours) Secretary Randall M. Packer delivered the Non-Resignation Address prepared on January 3, 2005, the day President Bush unexpectedly announced the nomination of Edward Ruscha as the new Secretary of the US Department of Art & Technology. The address was delivered from Secretary Packer’s office at Department Headquarters in Washington, DC. Here, he challenges the political and cultural authorities that attempt to remove him from office, and hopes to minimize the danger that future artists could be pressured out of office and forced into oblivion without due process, a danger noted in this unusual draft. See news release.

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