Wednesday, May 28, 2008
RR : I think BAM/PFA is very much a part of the Berkeley ethos that questions the artistic and social status quo. U.C. Berkeley was home to both the Free Speech movement and the Open Source movement and those both directly inform BAM/PFA programs — particularly in the area of digital art. The Bay Area in general is home to the information revolution; many of the values and intentions of which were socially transformative. The Bay Area is also a home base to the DIY and Green movements — social movements whose values often fall very much in line with the others mentioned here and contribute to a regional character that is heavily defined in terms of social change.