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How we imagine future stories that describe our current time period can give us an alternative glimpse of the cultures we are shaping in the here-and-now. To get outside of the modes of analysis we typically offer, we look for the future storytellers, asking what are the tales of resistance in the post-crash era? Crisis being a daily reality, where do we locate our collective daydreams? Can we accurately envision these future stories for ourselves and for others?
Including offerings from Real Estate for Ransom, Team Colors, Basekamp, Chris Kennedy, and other influential authors yet to be announced.
- Counter-cultural or resistant reworkings of contemporary problems
- Shifts in the language of dissent, movement, and movements
- Sociological mis/understandings of shifts in folklore in response to crisis
- Possibilities for subversion, especially via art
- Imagined criticisms, counter-hegemonic creation myths, forecasted histories, pre-emptive sense-making, etc.
Josłę Marłéa Heredia - poet: inspired the Cuban people to stand up and fight against Spain.
Seymor Chwast-designer - illustrator: his anti-war poster "End Bad Breath" indirectly encouraged the anti-war movement of the 70's.
John Lenin and Yoko Ono - famous musicians/artists: created the powerful anti-war campaign stating "THE WAR IS OVER...if you want it to be."
What makes statement driven art so emotionally powerful? It being witness to a piece of work that creates a bond between you, the viewer and the creator of the piece. A bond that can change the direction of thought and purpose.
A successfully executed statement driven piece can be the catalyst that inspires the average person into an active agent for change. Art exists in societies to create shared dialogues and experiences. No matter the medium, art and artists can be the spark to establishing a commonality, to allow us to empathize with each other and encourage altruistic pursuits for the greater good.
Dedicated to social awareness, Gallery5 invites visual and performing artists to submit their statement focused work to Repressed V: Free to Speak.
Deadline is March 6th.
More info and an application can be downloaded HERE (PDF).
For more information and to sign-up go HERE. If you select 'GreenIT' in the "How did you hear?" field after registering you'll receive the member rate of $60!
Keynote Address (10:00 am Pacific / 1:00 pm Eastern)
Joseph Khunaysir, Founder, CIO & CTO of Jolera Inc., will talk about how non-profit organizations are going green and the role that IT plays in that transition to sustainable operations. Joseph authored a chapter on Green IT in the recently-released book, Nonprofit Guide to Going Green.
Breakout Track I (11:10 am Pacific / 2:10 pm Eastern)
Introduction to Green IT: What is it, what your organization needs to know
Presented by: Hank Dearden, VirsantCreating a Green IT Strategy: What is the right strategy for your organization, how to start, what to plan for
Presented by: Jennifer Woofter, Strategic Sustainability Consulting and Jim Lynch, TechSoupOverview of Green IT Software and Hardware: Types of software and hardware youĺ─˘ll want to know about to green your ITBreakout Track II (12:20 pm Pacific / 3:30 pm Eastern)
Presented by: Anna Jaeger, TechSoup
Virtualization: What is it, what it can do for your organization, green benefits
Presented by: Peter Campbell, Earth Justice and Matt Eshleman, CITI DCCase Studies: How Non-Profits and Foundations are Greening Their IT
Presented by: Michael Sola, National Wildlife Federation and Bill Schaefer, Care2.comSustainable Design & Printing: What is sustainable design, what you should know about printing
Presented by: Noah Scalin, Another Limited Rebellion, Amy Hartzler, Free Range Studios and Dave Michaels, Ecoprint