Gerd Stern

is a poet, media artist, and cheese maven.  He has published several books of poetry and oral history.  From Beat Scene Poet to Psychedelic Multimedia Artist 1948 –1978 was publisherd by ROHO, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.  He was a founder of the arts /technology cooperative USCO (the company of us), an early member of The Reality Club, president of the public company Intermedia Systems Corporation, and consultant for the Rockefeller Foundation arts program for NEA and NYSCA.  He was born on the German/French border and presently lives in New Jersey and on the island of Jamaica.