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Published: 2014/06/11

Philosophy School of Phish Professor Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Last month we reported that Oregon State University would be offering a summer online course called Philosophy School of Phish that would be based around the band’s upcoming summer tour. Now, it looks like the professor behind the class has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for a film documenting the experience.

Speaking with Billboard, Dr. Stephanie C. Jenkins explained that her course, “brings up the question, does it actually count as being at a Phish concert if you’re just watching a webcast?….But that’s what I love. It’s a great way to enter the conversation of what is the experience of Phish. My students that are attending a concert on a webcast will be asked if it’s an efficient version of attending a concert or is it something else?”

An excerpt from the Kickstarter page, which was created by Jenkins, reads, “I want to make this experience accessible to everyone by filming a documentary about the class, why Phish matters, and what happens when Foucault meets Fluffhead.”

Jenkins hopes to raise $25,000 for the film, which will go to equipment, travel, editing, marketing and, in particular, obtaining the rights to use Phish’s music. More information on the campaign and the Philosophy School of Phish can be found here.  

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