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Yates McKee is an art critic and organizer with various Occupy projects including Strike Debt. His work has appeared in venues including October, Grey Room, the Nation, and Waging Nonviolence. He is coeditor of the book Sensible Politics: The Visual Cultures of Nongovernmental Activism, as well as the magazine Tidal: Occupy Theory, Occupy Strategy. At 2 PM he will discuss three short readings:  “Communiqué from an Absent Future,” dispatched from the student occupation at the University of California in 2009; Martha Rosler’s “The Artistic Mode of Revolution: From Gentrification to Occupation”; and “Questions for John Holloway,” from  Tidal: Occupy Theory, Occupy Strategy. At 4 PM he will give a lecture, “Aliens from the Future,” in which he will speculate about the future of radical education with reference to Occupy Wall Street, Free Cooper Union, the Far Rockaways, and the east side of Detroit.