Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Bridgeport WPA

Please check out and join the Bridgeport WPA project!
We set up a info blog for the project at

Monday, January 26, 2009

Meeting rocked!

Sunday night's meeting was a great surprise. We are excited that so many are interested in participating and creating the next festival. We hope to have that online submission website up soon. Please contact edmarlumpen(at) if you have any questions for now. The next scheduled meeting will be on Sunday February 22 at 6:30pm.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Call for Participation text

Here is a link to a temporary URL that hosts a description of the program platforms to be announced in a Call for Participation for Version>09: Immodest Proposals. Please share with your networks!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

First Version>09 Meeting

January 25, 6:30pm
Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219 S Morgan St

An art parade, temporary housing structures, independent contemporary art space networking, one day only exhibition formats, video sweat lodges, an artist run art fair, a reincarnation of the depression era Public Works of Art Project, a social networked free public school, impressive musical performances, boring theoretical nonsense, the revamping of a local community center, mapping projects, a design agency for social movements, and korean polish bar-b-qing are just a few of the projects and phenomena we will present during Version>09 : Immodest Proposals April 23 to May 2, 2009.

You are cordially invited to join us for an informal presentation and meeting about this years Version. It takes place Sunday January 25, 6:30pm at Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219 S Morgan St. If you plan on attending please email edmarlumpen(at) so we know how much pizza to order.

Please re-broadcast this transmission to any interested parties.
a call for proposals will be issued after this meeting.

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Version is co-produced by Public Media Institute which puts out Proximity Magazine, produces the Select Media Festival and manages the experimental cultural center, Co-Prosperity Sphere.

Version focuses on cutting edge art, media, technology and social movements. It combines the visual and performing arts with social activism and creative uses of new technologies. It explores new aesthetic movements, strategies, and interventions for improving artist run culture.

Each Version features more than 100 projects and initiatives and 300-400 participating cultural workers, over 10-16 days.

Past Version themes include dark matter, digital commons, utopian and dystopian uses of technology, parallel art worlds, desire, and insurrection. Last year's Version: