To figure out one's preferred occupation, guidance counselors are fond of asking what you'd do if you won the lottery; you know, after all the traveling and shopping had lost its luster. We always wondered if we could just let the trips and spending go on forever, much like Keith Johnson's job as buyer-at-large for Anthropologie. Since we haven't cracked that magic Mega Millions combo just yet, we'll have to content ourselves by living vicariously through Johnson, whose exploits will soon be televised on Sundance Channel's new show, Man Shops Globe.
This Friday, June 12, television officially goes digital. But you may not know that the inventor of the television, Philo T. Farnsworth (profile by late media theorist and career TV hater Neil Postman), transmitted the first TV image in his North Beach loft-turned-lab in 1927. To honor our local hero and mark digital TV's coming out, the SF Appreciation Society and UC Berkeley's Center for New Media will host a ceremony at Farnsworth's lab at 202 Green Street on Friday night, starting at 6:30pm.