This sounds so cool. The deadline for applications is February 28. The festival takes place April 20 through May 6. Find out more here.
"During the annual (Version >06) we engage in a dialogue about the possible futures that may interdict or provide alternatives to current social,cultural and political trajectories. Our fifth convergence, Version>06, is dedicated to the theme of Parallel Cities. Version will investigate and share local strategies and models to inspire action within local and global counter cartographies. . .
"We will convene in Chicago for a seventeen day open laboratory to activate our communities and amplify our ideas and practices. Version presents a diverse program of activities featuring an experimental art exposition, artistic disturbances, exhibitions, networked urban events, screenings, interactive applications, performances, street art, presentations, talks, workshops, art rendez-vous, parties, and action. Alternative spaces will be open for staging actions. Public spaces and corporate places will be terrains of intervention."
Oooh, update: Click here to read projects that have been submitted for "Parallel Cities" so far.