September 16th, 2006 by katherine

If the weather holds (and it’s certainly shaping up to be a lovelier Saturday than the forecasters expected), I’m thinking of heading down to the Conflux Festival in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Conflux, if you don’t know, is “the annual NYC festival for contemporary psychogeography.” And psychogeography, as I think you can be excused for not knowing, is “the investigation of everyday urban life through emerging artistic, technological and social practice.” Like classic punk rock, psychogeography is influenced by Situationism.

I see that I have already missed the meeting of the “Smell Committee,” which occurred yesterday at 2pm. But if I hurry, I can still make the “Wayward Plant Registry,” a “City Reliquary Museum Tour,” and a talk entitled “Killing the Fathers, or: If You Meet Jane Jacobs On The Road…”

I might just drop everything and go, and if I do, I will report back to you.

Conflux is headquartered out of the McCaig-Welles Gallery at 129 Roebling Street in Williamsburg. Their website is

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