Portland’s weirdest event just got weirder. In 2009, EsoZone Portland is mutating into an unconference” – an even in which the schedule and agenda are set by its participants (see: BarCamp, BIL, etc.).
EsoZone will return to Watershed October 9th and 10th for more fringe discussions, participatory workshops, and collaborative art activities, all using the “Open Space Technology” model.
Possible topics include: Outsider Art, Discordia, SubGenius, The Occult, Satanism, Conspiracy Analysis, Life Extension, Intelligence Enhancement, Space Migration, Psychedelic Futurism, Consciousness Expansion, R/evolutionary Living, Renegade Metaphysics, Radical Psychotherapy, Aliens, NeoShamanism, Temporary Autonomous Zones, Body Modification, Alternative Sexuality, Fringe Culture, Human-Dolphin Communication, DIY Media, Cybernetics and Systems Theory, Pranks, Atheism, Zen, Martial Arts, and Recession Hacking
Although the exact schedule and content won’t be determined until the actual event, here are some probable sessions:
-Radical Therapy for Radical Minds (workshop and discussion lead by Jillian Schadenfreude)
-Motherfucker Tantra (workshop lead by Nick Pell)
-Counter Culture and Business: Selling Without Selling Out (Open Discussion)
-Metavirus (workshop/discussion lead by deadletter b – continued from last year!)
-Annual EsoZone comics jam!… Read the rest