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Re: Open Source and Open Systems. April Theme

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Simon Biggs <[log in to unmask]>

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Thu, 3 Apr 2008 11:06:17 +0100

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Forwarded on behalf of James Leach:



Here are some suggestions for an answer to exactly these questions about
equality, ownership and collaboration across sectors, culture,
disciplines....  See particularly the template agreement for those entering
into such collaborations:
http://newmedia.umaine.edu/stillwater/partnership/index.html


On 2 Apr 2008, at 20:55, Jamie Wyld wrote:
> The Collaboration Experience:
> Working across Disciplines, Borders, and Attitudes
> Cynthia Beth Rubin
> 
> A discussion of the pitfalls and benefits of collaboration, drawing from
> personal experience, and from discussions with other artists who have
> collaborated in the creation of new works.
> 
> New Media forms of artistic practice seem to be made for collaboration, as
> artists can now merge varying elements pictorial, sound, and interface
> elements, as well as working between 2D and 3D.  Nonetheless, we are not
> trained to be collaborators, and finding our way in this territory is not
> always easy, as we face differing assumptions about process, aesthetic, and
> ownership.  In the growing global world, cross-cultural collaboration may be
> the key to breaking down barriers between technologically advanced wealthy
> countries and those artists with limited access to resources, but how can we
> take that step in a way that keeps the conversation among equals?
> 
> 10 April 2008
> Doors: 6.30pm
> Talk and presentation of work: 7:30pm
> At: Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street, BN1 4AJ
> Lighthouse Bar will be available for refreshments (Cocktail Happy Hour from
> 6:30pm)
> FREE entry
> 
> For more information: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/whatson/digiville.htm



 
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Dr James Leach
Head of Department, Anthropology
School of Social Science
Edward Wright Building,
University of Aberdeen,
Aberdeen AB24 3QY
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Simon Biggs

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edinburgh college of art
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From: Beryl Graham <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To: Beryl Graham <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2008 14:16:45 +0100
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Subject: [NEW-MEDIA-CURATING] Open Source and Open Systems. April Theme

Dear List,


Theme of the Month April 08
Open Source and Open Systems

The relationship between Open Source production methods, and other
kinds of production methods, or social systems, is in hot debate. The
debate is informed by politics, ethnomethodology, social systems as
well as art, but as Felix Stalder points out, "The openness in open
source is often misunderstood as egalitarian collaboration².

In April 2006 the CRUMB list discussed art and activism in relation to
systems, but can we further explore this in relation to practical
experiences of art projects? What are the practical differences between
Open Source systems and analogue social systems? What are the practical
differences between interaction, participation and collaboration?

This month's theme is hosted by Dominic Smith, doctoral researcher with
CRUMB, and co-founder with Sneha Solanki of the Polytechnic
organisation <http://ptechnic.org/>


Reference:
Stalder, Felix (2006) ³On the difference between Open Source and Open
Culture.² In: Marina Vishmidt with Mary Anne Francis, Jo Walsh, and
Lewis Sykes (eds.) Media Mutandis: a NODE.London reader. Surveying art,
technologies and politics. London: NODE/Mute. 194.


Invited respondents include:

Ele Carpenter has just completed her PhD with Crumb, and is currently
facilitating the Html Patchwork, an Open Source Embroidery project to
be exhibited at HTTP Gallery, Furtherfield, London in May 2008.
www.elecarpenter.org.uk  www.open-source-embroidery.org.uk

Ruth Catlow - Furtherfield, and NODELondon -
http://wiki.nodel.org/index.php/Ruth's_Script_and_Slides

Janet Hawtin. Trained in graphic design, Janet works in community
volunteering and
education focused roles. http://lucychili.net
http://lucychili.blogspot.com

Katie Hargrave is an artist interested in the production of memory and
place through the active writing of history and the participation of
citizens to construct a distinct, if lopsided narrative. She never
works alone and hopes to create discursive spaces between art,
activism, anthropology, and history. http://www.katiehargrave.us

Hideous Beast is a collaborative effort between two artists, Josh Ippel
and Charlie Roderick. Through organizing structured participatory
events they attempt to encourage cultural activity outside the bounds
of mainstream entertainment and fabricated desire.
http://www.hideousbeast.com

Aymeric Mansoux http://goto10.org

Armin Medosch is a writer, artist and curator working in the field of
media art and network culture. He is currently doing a practice based
PhD at Goldmiths in Arts and Computing.

Massimo Menichinelli, designer, studies how design can enable
communities and complex systems, learning from Open Source and
Peer-to-Peer. http://www.openp2pdesign.org

Gabriel "salsaman" Finch is main developer of LiVES
(http://lives.sourceforge.net), a Free Software tool for real time and
non-realtime manipulation of video.

Sal Randolph is an artist who works with gift economies, social
architectures and one-on-one interactions.  She is the founder of
Opsound ( http://opsound.org ), an open sound exchange of copyleft
music .  http://salrandolph.com

Sneha Solanki is an artist, media trainer / teacher. Solanki also
co-manages open source projects for Polytechnic {ptechnic.org}.
http://electronicartist.net/solanki

Felix Stalder teaches media economy at the University of Applied
Sciences and Arts Zurich (New Media Department)
and works as an independent researcher/organizer with groups such as
the Institute for New Cultural Technologies (t0) in Vienna.
Co-moderator of nettime. http://felix.openflows.com

Marloes de Valk http://no.systmz.goto10.org

Simon Worthington http://www.metamute.org/




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Beryl Graham, Professor of New Media Art
School of Arts, Design, Media and Culture, University of Sunderland
Ashburne House,
Ryhope Road
Sunderland
SR2 7EE
Tel: +44 191 515 2896    [log in to unmask]

CRUMB web resource for new media art curators
http://www.crumbweb.org

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