art and cultural critic, Chicago

Brian Holmes is a cultural critic and political activist. His essays revolve around art, free cooperation, the network society, political ecology, and grassroots resistance and he has published in Brumaria, Multitudes, and Springerin. Currently, he teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, where he is a member of the Compass group. With Claire Pentecost and the 16 Beaver Group he co-organized the Continental Drift seminars (2005–2010). Selected books include: Volatile Smile (2014); Escape the Overcode: Activist Art in the Control Society (2009); and Unleashing the Collective Phantoms: Essays in Reverse Imagineering (2007). Recent contributions include collaborations with the following projects: South West Corridor North West Passage (with Rozalinda Borcila); Midwest Compass (with Matthias Regan); and Environmental Laboratory (with the Southeast Environmental Task Force). Holmes lives and works in Chicago. [Last updated 2016]

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9-10 October 2015

Art and Labor After the End of Work