Courtroom drawing by Joe McKay.

Refresh, 2007, courtroom intervention

On October 5, 2007 Lucas became the most current version of herself when she succeeded in legally changing her name from Kristin Sue Lucas to Kristin Sue Lucas in a Superior Court of California courtroom. On the name change petition that she submitted, she wrote: "Refresh", as the reason for the change.

After a philosophical debate on perception of change, and two hearing dates, the presiding judge who granted the request said: "So you have changed your name to exactly what it was before in the spirit of refreshing yourself as though you were a web page."

Read the transcript.

Order a copy of the "Refresh" book through Soberscove Press in Chicago.