[spectre] Radio interview with University for Strategic Optimism &
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Mon Feb 28 16:56:43 CET 2011
Sorry for any cross posting...
At last we have the Furtherfield podcast/mp3 (download), for the
interview with University for Strategic Optimism & Genetic Moo, which
originally took place on Resonance FM Wednesday, Dec 8th 2010.
Tess Quixote and Etienne Lantier from University for Strategic Optimism
Nicola Schauerman and Tim Pickup from Genetic Moo.
University for Strategic Optimism (USO) have formed a university based
on the principal of free and open education, a return of politics to the
public, and the politicisation of public space. "As university buildings
are boarded up their flexible and critical group physically inhabit
banks and shopping outlets as public spaces for open debate; using these
public areas as places for introductory lectures to their "course
entitled 'Higher Education, Neo-Liberalism and the State'."
Schauerman and Pickup from Genetic Moo, have worked on a series of
interactive video installations which have been presented at a number of
UK venues, including the De La Warr Pavilion. One of the works, Becoming
Starfish, received a John Lansdown Award for Interactive Digital Art at
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