[PD] pd~conf 2.0 (fwd)

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Fri May 12 11:45:19 CEST 2006

On May 9, 2006, at 9:06 PM, Mathieu Bouchard wrote:

> On Tue, 9 May 2006, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
>> I CC'ed the Pd list to keep everyone up to date.
> This information was not meant to be disclosed, at least, not at this
> moment. I had forwarded your private mail to several people, but  
> they were
> all people who had expressed interest in organising pd~conf, and there
> weren't many of them. It's not like posting on pd-list.

Sorry, I didn't realize that was touchy content.  I'll try to  
restrain myself in the future.

I think that the Pd~conf organization should be as open as possible.   
I think that backroom deals should be avoided as much as possible  
(ideally completely, but...).  If Pd~conf is about the Pd community,  
then the Pd community should be part of the organization process.   
The only thing that I can currently see as needed to be kept closed  
is the dealings with grant organizations because they are so political.

The art world is basically all backroom deals and nepotism in the  
worst way, and the academic world is often that way too.  Granting  
bodies are completely part of this system of corruption.  I think  
that this only hinders the progress of knowledge and art, so I hope  
to circumscribe it as much as possible.



"I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have  
three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their  
minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits."
                                             - Martin Luther King, Jr.

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