University in Exile

Toni Dove just sent me this news about the New School and says: “Maybe the 60’s are back!” And I am thinking it is interesting to learn about the history of New School and the idea of University in Exile in relation to our education system as a whole. 

The New School was formed “to be a safe-haven for academic freedom and scholarship free of oppressive political regimes, be they in Europe or America, and to be a center for critical engagement with important issues of our times. It was known for its deep thinkers, its innovative academics, and its commitment to social and political justice as a bedrock of all other scholarship.”

http://www.newschoolinexile.com

 

Snow in Joshua Tree!

Yes, the world is spinning in strange ways! All our expectations and assumptions are coming into question. Case in point — a foot and a half of snow in Joshua Tree. Here’s a pic Nancy sent from the Integratron. Tal was not able to go for a site visit because they were snowed in!

 

Snowed in Integratron Dome

Snowed in Integratron Dome

Break?

Working non-stop on an endless TO DO list… Getting ready for the Art, Sci & Tech class — so far 164 registered — with no advertising! January 9th, the UC DARnet show opens, then the North South event followed by exhibitions and Sound + Science symposium… So, to prepare appropriately, we are ushering in the New Year at the Integratron with an amazing event beginning with the Tibetan monks… http://integratron.com

Austin in the Blue Morph with the Chakrasamvara

Austin in the Blue Morph with the Chakrasamvara