I've been so busy this week, I almost forgot to tell you about what's turning out to be a rather large get together tonight in San Francisco at 111 Minna Gallery from 6:30pm-2am.
The event is to raise awareness about one of my latest obsessions/duties: being the Digital Librarian for Timothy Leary's personal archives.
I've made a little website with Jen Simmons (again! we've been quite a team lately :) where you can learn more about the archives and the people that surrounded Tim during his adventurous lifetime.
Here's the invite! Don't worry about RSVP-ing at this short notice - just say you saw it on my blog, and it's cool.
See you there I hope!
You are cordially invited to an evening of film, art and music inspired by Timothy Leary and his archives.
Confirmed guests include: Ralph Metzner (Colleague of Tim's at Harvard and co-author of "The Psychedelic Experience"), Joi Ito (Tim's Godson, CEO Creative Commons),Denis Berry (Futique Trust Trustee), RU Sirius (Collaborator, Author), John Perry Barlow (Friend of Tim, EFF Co-Founder, Grateful Dead Lyricist), Michael Horowitz (Tim's Personal Archivist), Lisa Ferguson (Grew up at Millbrook, Director of "Children of the Revolution"), Zach Leary (Tim's Stepson, Leary.com), Joey Cavella (Leary.com, Retinalogic), Chris Graves (Leary.com, Retinalogic) and many more!
Brewster Kahle will also be on hand to give a little tour of the Internet Archive's recently launched Timothy Leary Video Collection.
When: February 8, 2009
Where: 111 Minna Gallery
2nd Street Between Howard and Mission
San Francisco, CA 94105
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm - Reception
9:00pm-10:30pm - Premiere of "The Terrestrials" film by Rene Daalder
10:30pm-2am - Party back at 111 Minna Gallery
We'll be announcing the launch of several creative projects that use material from the archives, such as "The Terrestrials," a documentary premiering right after the reception, and "The Leary Virtual Experience," a 3-D site in the virtual world Second Life, courtesy of the Wishfarmers.
"The Terrestrials," Directed by filmmaker Rene Daalder, is a feature-length scifi documentary that follows 6 students of UC Santa Cruz as they digitize Tim's video archives.
The film will be premiering immediately following the reception, at 9pm, just a few blocks away from the gallery, at Obscura Digital:
460 Bryant St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
After the screening -- and during it if you don't feel like watching a movie - there will be a party going on all night at the 111 Minna Gallery, featuring DJs and dancing, with visuals by Tiki TV -- all featuring media from the Timothy Leary Archives.Posted by Lisa at February 08, 2009 10:26 AM