[-empyre-] Fwd: Minor Simulations, Major Disturbances
ghh at thing.net
Fri Apr 16 21:06:19 EST 2010
Many campus radicals in the 60's & 70's came to the same conclusion.
They realized that the only way to be a true revolutionary was to be
a criminal or "outlaw." You get people who become bank robbers or
drug dealers to fund their revolution. The other call from the 60's
& 70's was to work within the system to change the system. There is a
3rd way especially in higher education and that is to start your own
school. This means find a patron or a backer to fund a new type of
tactical media school. This is what Joseph Beuys did in the 70's in
Cologne. He opened up a free university. Obviously you can't start
with a "free university" because you all have to make a living. But
as a radical gesture especially within the new media computer science
and communications world it could be one of the most radical
movements of all.
On Apr 15, 2010, at 1:14 PM, Beatriz da Costa wrote:
> We can't simultaneously ride a career as "interventionist artists,"
> claim a political edge and demand funding, space and support from
> an institution like Calit2. It simply won't work, at least not in
> the long run. Eventually, the support will either stop, or the
> political "edge" won't be quite as edgy anymore
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