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Art Wars ( http://kck.st/n1titP ) is an adventure game set in the New York City Art World where you must navigate the art scene of Downtown NYC. Your goal as an artist is to earn 'cred' points and keep your cash flow positive while in a battle to keep your career and social life intact.

Can you survive and succeed, or are you doomed to life in a cubical? Art Wars is like Oregon Trail meets 2011. Some might even consider this an (almost too) realistic representation of life in NYC as an artist. We are seeking funding to make this project happen and need your support. http://kck.st/n1titP

In NYC they say you can never have three things at once: a good job, a decent apartment and a relationship... or can you?

 
Projects: ArtWars
People: Addie Wagenknecht, NORTD, Nor_/d (Addie Wagenknecht + Stefan Hechenberger)
Research: Open Culture, Urban Research, Open Lab, Production Lab
Tags: 8bit, art world, game art, game culture, gaming, new york, nyc, open source

Rather than doing unpaid corporate cartography,
join us in mapping the world together as a publicly shared resource.

In April 19th 2011 Google announced its new Google Mapmaker expedition to send its users to map the US. This would seem like a great innovative platform for mapping our streets together for those who don’t know that a service like this have actually existed since 2004. Open Street Map is a great collaborative project which Google chose to compete against rather than collaborate with.

 

As a part of our (Galia Offri & mine) involvement in this year’s Transmediale Festival in Berlin we participated in a panel discussion titled “Lost in The Open”. The focus of the discussion which I moderated was to hash out some of the challenges for Free Culture beyond its epic battles against centralized institutions, record companies, major film studios, copyright regimes…

I am including here the videos for the full panel beginning with introductions by the 5 panelists and continuing with the full discussion and audience Q&A.

“We prepare every year the biggest Free Culture show ever” (Simona Levy)

 
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A generation of political activists have been transformed by new tools developed on the internet. Here, a leading net commentator profiles seven young radicals from around the world

 
Start Date: 
23 Sep 2010
Cost: 
Free
Venue: 
New York Hall of Science
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The Open Hardware Summit will be a venue to discuss and draw attention to the vibrant open source hardware movement currently happening. The event is happening around MakerFaire NY, in partnership with Buglabs, MakerFaire, Creative Commons, littleBits, Eyebeam, Htink.

With an amazing lineup from academia, industry, DIY shop and open hardware stars, the event promises to be incredible. The lineup includes: Arduino, Sparkfun, Evil Mad Science, Adafruit, Make, NASA, MITre, Eyebeam, OHANDA, Creative Commons, Texas Instruments, DIYLILCNC, FSF and many others.

For the full schedule, please visit: www.openhardwaresummit.org/schedule.
Tickets are at $40, and $25 for students, artists and non-profits. Tickets include breakfast, lunch, and cocktail, free one day pass to Maker Faire and a geeky goodiebag!

 
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Anil Dash just published an interesting post looking at the social implications of the code fork, and how it has changed from a huge contested point to a feature of the collaborated process:

“While Linus Torvalds is best known as the creator of Linux, it’s one of his more geeky creations, and the social implications of its design, that may well end up being his greatest legacy. Because Linus has, in just a few short years, changed the social dynamic around forking, turning the idea of multiple versions of a work from a cultural weakness into a cultural strength. Perhaps the technologies that let us easily collaborate together online have finally matured enough to let our work reflect the reality that some problems are better solved with lots of different efforts instead of one committee-built compromise.”

 

Anil Dash just published an interesting post looking at the social implications of the code fork, and how it has changed from a huge contested point to a feature of the collaborated process:

“While Linus Torvalds is best known as the creator of Linux, it’s one of his more geeky creations, and the social implications of its design, that may well end up being his greatest legacy. Because Linus has, in just a few short years, changed the social dynamic around forking, turning the idea of multiple versions of a work from a cultural weakness into a cultural strength. Perhaps the technologies that let us easily collaborate together online have finally matured enough to let our work reflect the reality that some problems are better solved with lots of different efforts instead of one committee-built compromise.”

 
Start Date: 
3 Sep 2009
Hours: 
7PM-9PM
Cost: 
Free
Venue: 
The Change You Want To See
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Partner Organizations: 
The Change You Want to See
Not An Alternative

Upgrade! NY continues its series on open source as it relates to activism and creative practice with a conversation between Larisa Mann and Karl Fogel followed by a DJ set by Larisa Mann (aka DJ Ripley). The discussion will examine how Jamaican music has developed in the absence of an effective copyright regime, how technological and social conditions affect the music and musicians, and then will compare this to the open source movement today. They’ll look at how changes in technology and social convention affect music, software, and culture in general.

 
Research: Open Culture
Tags: Upgrade!, open source, Events, copyright
Partner Organizations: The Change You Want to See

I’ve been teaching a class on the subject for 3 years, I’ve been giving talks on the subject for almost a year. Finally I set down and wrote the essay for the second edition of the Collaborative Futures book. On Sunday (Aug 1st 2010) I gave a talk based on this essay at DebConf the Debian community conference. The title of the talk is “Beyond Sharing: Open Source Design”. The (high-pitch audio) presentation is available on the Debian site (requires Firefox or another OGV playing browser).

 

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Laser cutters are a key technology for making things.

Remember when people couldn't make their own videos, CDs or print out photos? Me neither (at least we try to forget). In many areas of media, the last century was quite the read-only culture where a few gatekeepers would sit on the means to produce everything. Not the best situation for creativity or for people with lots of cool ideas but no cash.

How can you help? Your pledge is what makes this project possible and the more funded the community, the faster we can make this happen.

 
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