open source

Start Date: 
3 Sep 2009
Hours: 
6:30PM-10:30PM
Venue: 
The Change You Want to See Gallery and Convergence Stage
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Partner Organizations: 
The Change You Want to See
Not An Alternative

Location: The Change You Want to See Gallery, 84 Havemeyer Street, Williamsburg, NY
Cost: Free
http://www.upgradeny.net

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.

 
People: Karl Fogel, Larisa Mann
Research: Open Culture
Tags: copyright, music, open culture, open source, software
Partner Organizations: The Change You Want to See

Britta Riley will be leading a workshop on the Waterpod' Brooklyn Bridge Park pier for anyone who wants to learn how to build a windowfarm.

Windowfarms let you grow your own food in your apartment window year-round by means of hydroponics.

Bring your window dimensions (height, width, sill depth) and you will walk away with a customized design just for your apartment window.

Sunday, Aug 16 3-4 p

 


Summer School @ NightA series of free evening lectures open to the public led by hosts from Eyebeam's Summer School program and friends of Eyebeam. Thurs., July 9, 2009Copyright and the Creator: Who Cares What's Fair? A discussion on fair use and appropriation within activist and creative practice moderated by Creative Commons product manager and Eyebeam research associate Fred Benenson; with Eyebeam resident Jon Cohrs, artist/activist Larry Bogad, audio-visual remix artist Jonny Wilson (Eclectic Method), and Postmasters gallery director Magdalena Sawon.

 


Day 3: Tues., July 14, 3–5PMNetworking and CollaborationNew media tools seem to make remote working and networking easier, but do they facilitate curating? How is the time-frame of collaboration­—between artists and curators or producers, or between the art and its audience—different when adopting open source methodologies (such as iterative or modular methods, sometimes called bootstrapping)? Discussions of the different shapes of collaboration and the tried and tested “rules” of good collaboration were ascertained.Guests: Amanda McDonald Crowley (Executive Director, Eyebeam) ; Patrick Lichty (Curator, Artist).Eyebeam respondent: Jon Cohrs (Resident, Eyebeam).Videography: Rus Garofalo

 
Projects: CRUMB, Summer School: Curatorial Masterclass
Tags: art, Summer School: Curatorial Masterclass, curatorial masterclass, eyebeam, new york, curating, open source, crumb, Videos


Day 5: Tues., July 21, 2009Evaulation and Audience EngagementThe last session of the curatorial masterclass series asked, who is participating in open curatorial projects? Why? How do we know what they’re getting out of it? What can be learned from the revisions/lifelines used in open source software generation and how can that way of thinking be applied to consideration of the “lifeline” of a curatorial project? What are other evaluation strategies that can be applied to curating, such as comment boxes or feedback forms? Obvious and proposed benchmarks of success were interrogated.Guests: Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General); Hans Bernhard (Artist, Ubermorgen.com).Eyebeam respondent: Stephen Duncombe (Research Associate, Eyebeam) Videography: Rus Garofalo

 
Projects: CRUMB, Summer School: Curatorial Masterclass
Tags: art, Summer School: Curatorial Masterclass, curatorial masterclass, eyebeam, new york, curating, open source, crumb, Videos


Day 4: Thur., July 16, 2009Curating in the public domainCurating is often a private activity with a very public outcome, but recent hype about the term in relation to “filtering” online content (from videos and photos to tweets and urls) have made “curating” something people now think of as a very public process. What can we learn from public art models of curatorial practice? How do we cater for passerby audiences? What are the lessons to be learned from open submission projects online and offline? The ideal conditions for creating a platform for participation were dreamt up.Guest: Steve Dietz (Curator).Eyebeam respondent: Amanda McDonald Crowely (Eyebeam, Exectutive Director), Taeyoon Choi (Eyebeam Alumni Resident Artist) Videography: Rus Garofalo

 
Projects: CRUMB, Summer School: Curatorial Masterclass
Tags: art, Summer School: Curatorial Masterclass, curatorial masterclass, curating, new york, eyebeam, open source, crumb, Videos


Day 2: Thur., July 9, 2009Publication and DocumentationAs part of Fair Use Day, we considered some of the practical and legal issues concerning reproduction, particularly as it applies to issues of curating participatory and time-based art forms or art which takes place in the public domain. Can publishing be a documentation strategy for creating and curating ephemeral work, or work that is based on conversations or actions? What happens when the art and its documentation are the same thing, as in the case of maps? Release strategies used by curators working with emergent new media forms was rigorously compared.Guests: Lize Mogel (Artist/Curator).Eyebeam respondant: Rebecca Cittadini (Communications and Marketing Manager, Eyebeam).Videography: Rus Garofalo

 
Projects: CRUMB, Summer School: Curatorial Masterclass
Tags: art, eyebeam, new york, curatorial masterclass, curating, open source, Summer School: Curatorial Masterclass, crumb, Videos


Day 1: Tues., July 7, 3–5PMWhat open source is and what it means for artHow do practices prevalent in the open source community match up against curatorial paradigms in the visual arts? What is the difference between curatorial openness, working in the public domain or releasing work under a public license? How can we learn about curating and commissioning via platforms which engage audiences or encourage participation? Defining useful metaphors and discarding hyperbolic buzzwords was encouraged.Guests: Curator, Scott Burnham (Creative Director, Montreal Biennial 2009); Dominic Smith (co-founder, Polytechnic, UK).Eyebeam respondant: Fred Benenson (Research Associate, Eyebeam; Product Manager, Creative Commons). Videography: Rus Garofalo

 
Projects: CRUMB, Summer School: Curatorial Masterclass
Tags: art, eyebeam, new york, open source, curating, curatorial masterclass, Summer School: Curatorial Masterclass, crumb, Videos
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Kriegspiel

In 1978 the French Situationist Guy Debord designed and fabricated a board game called “The Game of War.” Thirty years later RSG resurrects this largely forgotten work, translating the game rules from French to Java and releasing it as a free online computer game.

Kriegspiel is produced by RSG. Founded in 2000, RSG is a collective of programmers and artists working on experimental software products.

Kriegspiel production team:

Alexander R. Galloway, producer and programming
Carolyn Kane, research
Adam Parrish, programming
Daniel Perlin, sound
DJ /rupture and Matt Shadetek, music
Mushon Zer-Aviv, design

Project Created: 
May 2008
 
People: Adam Parrish, Alexander Galloway, Carolyn Kane, Daniel Perlin, DJ /rupture and Matt Shadetek, Mushon Zer-Aviv
Project Type: Activism, Game, Open Source, Software
Tags: game, game art, Guy Debord, open source, simulation, war

As an introduction to our Upgrade New York year theme we are excited to announce this month’s speaker, Clay Shirky. Clay will discuss the concepts of fork and failure in the open source process and will open them to discussion in the context of activism and the creative process.

Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

 
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