So I feel like it’s been the Intellectual Freedom Festival Channel over here lately! That’s ok, though, because I’m pretty keen on intellectual freedom.
Tomorrow is our second-to-last IFF event at the Iowa City Public Library (at noon in Meeting Room A), and this event is especially distinctive as it was conceived of, planned, and executed by Yours Truly.
So. . . . ! Tack-Fu is bringing his old 8-track to show us all how sampling is done creatively. (He was also making Kanye-Crashing-the-VMAs jokes during our email correspondence, so I honestly have no idea what to expect.) Pirate Radio will be there with bells on to tell us about how and why they broadcast original radio dramas and nightly bedtime stories without a license from the FCC. Kembrew McLeod from the U of I Communications Dept. is coming to wrap it all up by discussing ways that high license fees and legal intimidation make it harder for ordinary citizens in a democracy to “write” and “speak back” in multi-media contexts.
I’ll be there eating brownies. You could be there, too. We’ll all be eating brownies together.