free art school
there is great potential in digital space
to be able to construct different pockets of
less oppressive than our own.
much of the world, including digital space, is organized around the culture of capitalism,
the attention economy,
so many people and things saying "buy this! you need it!"
the beautiful thing about the web, is that you can construct a little pocket of the world that operates in a different way
i am interested in building gardens -
spaces that nourish,
that take care and cultivation,
that serve those around them by the
food they provide.
spaces open to everyone,
(its funny that universities are not gardens, not at all)
i wish they were
here is the wish
and its the one that birthed
the free art school garden.
i have used the platform are.na to try to build a space that would nourish with the information it contains that are often hidden due to academic pay walls. i have downloaded many readings from cmu's critical theory reader, and also readings from other especially new media syllabi from different colleges. on are.na, you can build channels, which are kind of like boards on pinterest but you can put pdfs and links in them. they are green (below) because anyone can add more pdfs to them. my hope is that this space could become a collective space for the sharing of information usually only available.
in the future, i would like to expand this project to be a website; ask friends from cmu and other art schools to add their syllabi and readings; provide more historical context for the readings with little writings as descriptions