Inaugurated during the volatile and transformative late 1960s, the unconventional publication Blueprint for Counter Education introduced the tools for a radical pedagogical model. A project of Brandeis Sociology Professor and Chair Maurice Stein and his student, Larry Miller, this “classroom in a box” encouraged students to shape an educational environment from their own lived experiences. Blueprint’s open-ended charts mapped a world of ideas, from the avant-garde to the postmodern, in a form that presaged the internet, allowing readers to chart multiple courses of thinking and discovery that anticipated the prevalence of search engines, social media, and the quick connection of the hyperlink.
Organized by Caitlin Julia Rubin, Assistant Curator.
This exhibition is part of a citywide partnership initiated by the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston to recognize the outsized role greater Boston has played in the history and development of technology. Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today is onview at the ICA from February 7 - May 20, 2018. Information on exhibitions and programs can be found at: aiai.icaboston.org