On June 5,6 and 7, we will present a bus tour, an outdoor film/video festival and an on-site exchange in conjunction with the 2nd Biennial 01SJ Global Festival of Art on the Edge in San Jose, California.
This tour takes inspiration from the spirit of counter cultural activities prevalent in this region in the late 1960ís, namely the activities of the Mid-Peninsula Free University, Homebrew Computer Club,draft-resisters and the back-to-landers.
The local landscape will provide a campus for our roaming classroom. The bus will traverse the Santa Clara Valley using public facilities, nature preserves and back alleys to host projects by a wide range of practitioners. We will use this free campus to explore, discover and generate critical responses to the pressing issues that affect not only ourselves, but our whole round planet.
A Free Soil reader will be published alongside this project that looks at various forms of education as cultural production and creative resistance.
The project intersects with recent public debate in Copenhagen about air pollution in the city. In collaboration with Senior Scientist JÝrgen Brandt from The National Environmental Research Institute in Denmark a first prototype is developed for making an indicator that can be placed in the city and display local levels of pollution as well as pollution forecasts on individual streets. The project holds an open source script for displaying data from the Internet in a variety of forms.