Thanks to the kindred soul running Farmpunk for this one:
http://farmpunk.blogspot.com/2009/01/sc ... ciety.html
She's got some great commentary, too:
You have to stop taking your own ideas so seriously and protecting them so much - that's SUCH A WASTE. Descartes, Protestantism and Neoliberalism can bite my shiny metal ass. Ideas must be POOLED and FERMENTED in a large couldron in the company of other warlocks.
Such emergence has intrinsic value! It's like BEYOND value! Emergence wipes its ass with value.
Anyways, back to the school -- here's their elevator pitch:
"The School for Designing a Society, established in 1991, is a project of teachers, performers, artists, and activists. It is an ongoing experiment in making temporary living environments where the question "What would I consider a desirable society?" is given serious playful thought, and taken as an input to creative projects."
They've got an Illinois session coming that I will prrrrrrobably be getting involved with:
Fall Semester 2009
September 1 - November 30, 2009
The Fall Semester 2009 will be hosted at the Independent Media Center in Urbana, Illinois. Located downtown, this space is shared by a radio station, a post office, an artists' collective, and other social organizations. In addition to designing a society, this Fall Semester includes a Political Economy class with Michael Brun, and a half-dozen guests-in-residence.
Tuition: $3500. We have a sliding scale that we use for participants with limited financial resources.