[NetBehaviour] Call for Submissions: Free Soil.

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Thu Feb 28 13:59:38 CET 2008

Dear Self-Organizing Educators, Artists, Researchers and those who love 
to Learn,

Free Soil is organizing a bus tour, outdoor film/video festival and 
on-site exchange,
in conjunction with the 2nd Biennial 01SJ Global Festival of Art on the 
Edge in San Jose,
California June 5-7, 2008

We are seeking submissions to include in this project. Please visit the 
links below to learn more
about the projects and submission guidelines.

A journey through the history and currents of free education, 
counter-institutional movements
and the economy of information in Silicon Valley + beyond.

Following up on our 2006 tour’s focus on the techno-utopian beginnings 
and environmental
currents of Silicon Valley, this project will focus on information and 
knowledge. We will look
at the history and currents of this region through the lens of 
free/radical education and forms
of creative resistance. This departure point will lead us on a journey 
through time and space
relative to: the history and currents of counter-institutional projects, 
free schools, and the ways and
means of information distribution.

The ethos of the project is inspired by the development of groups that 
emerged in the 1960's
and 70's in Palo Alto out of the burgeoning counterculture scene, such 
as the Midpeninsula
Free University, the Experiment, and the Homebrew Computer Club. These 
prototypical models
of alternative education formed in reaction to the growing influence of 
the military-industrial
complex on American universities. Courses were taught on topics ranging 
from intentional
communities and sand-casting candles, to Maoist political theory , “To 
Be Gentle,” and
"The Art of Giving Away Bread."

Call for Projects:
Onsite Learning Exchange / Teach-ins
Submission Deadline: March 30, 2008
Stipends Available

Call for Submissions:
Free Soil Reader: Free/Radical/Counter Institutional Reader
Submission Deadline: April 15, 2008
Stipends Available

Call for Flm/Video/Performance:
Outdoor Film/Video Screening
Submission Deadline: April 15, 2008
Stipends Available

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