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Radical Software

Tuesday, November 28, 2006 by freebeer Comments (0)

A batch of FREE BEER 3.0 was made at micro brewery in Sacremento. The batch was made for an exhibition at CCA Wattis Institute in San Francisco:

Radical Software

Exhibition Dates: November 28, 2006–March 24, 2007

“Radical Software: Art, Technology, and the Bay Area Underground” charts previously unexplored connections between art, technology, radical politics, and the psychedelic avant-garde. At the first Hackers’ Conference in 1984, Stewart Brand—former Merry Prankster, founder of the “Whole Earth Catalog,” Global Business Network, and Long Now Foundation—made his often-quoted claim that “information wants to be free.”

This exhibition will combine artworks, experimental film and video, documentary material and artifacts that trace the countercultural discourse that made Brand’s assertion possible: from its early manifestations in the postwar bohemian underground to its adoption as a basic principle by a new generation of artists, hackers, and activists.

“Radical Software” will bring together internationally known and emerging artists, plus commissioned projects, public works, historical artifacts and new research. Artists in the exhibition include Ant Farm, Amy Balkin, Artists’ Liberation Front, Berkeley Community Memory, Wallace Berman, Victor Burgin, William Burroughs, Copenhagen Free University, the Diggers, Dean and Dudley Evenson, Nancy Holt/Robert Smithson, Ferdinand Kriwet, Timothy Leary, National Center for Experiments in Television, Josh On, Optic Nerve, Raindance, Dan Sandin, San Francisco Mime Troupe, John Stehura, Superflex, University of Openness, and VideoFreex.

Curated by Will Bradley, “Radical Software” is on view November 28, 2006–March 24, 2007, in the Logan Galleries on the San Francisco campus of California College of the Arts and is cosponsored by Wired. An opening reception will take place on Tuesday, November 28, from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. The exhibition and reception are both free and open to the public.

About the Wattis
Established in 1998, the CCA Wattis Institute serves as a forum for the presentation and discussion of leading-edge local, national and international contemporary culture. Through exhibitions, the Capp Street Project residency program, lectures, symposia, performances and publications in the fields of art, architecture and design, the Wattis Institute fosters interaction among the students and faculty of California College of the Arts; art, architecture and design professionals; and the general public.
About California College of the Arts

Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts is the largest regionally accredited, independent school of art and design in the western United States. Noted for the interdisciplinary nature and breadth of its programs, CCA offers studies in 20 undergraduate and 6 graduate majors in the areas of fine arts, architecture, design and writing. The college offers bachelor of architecture, bachelor of arts, bachelor of fine arts, master of architecture, master of arts and master of fine arts degrees. With campuses in Oakland and San Francisco, CCA currently enrolls 1,600 full-time students.

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