open culture

This year's Open Video Conference will include Eyebeam Fellows Jon CohrsJacob Ciocci, and Jeff Crouse presenting some of their most recent projects that work with open culture and video, as well as a brief overview of Eyebeam's history of supporting open culture research by Production Coordinator Roddy Schrock. Following presentations, the floor will be opened to a critical discussion on ideas of sharing/remixing in current video practice and the wider culture.

Eyebeam Presentations and Discussion Saturday October 2, from 4:45 to 5:30 at Open Video Conference (in the amphitheater), Fashion Institute of Technology, 7th Ave. at 27th.

 

During the upcoming week I will be working in Berlin with 6 super smart people (Adam Hyde, Mike Linksvayer, Michael Mandiberg, Alan Toner, Aleksandar Erkalovic, Marta Peirano) on writing a whole book from scratch titled “Collaborative Futures”. The format for this collaborative writing was developed by Adam Hyde and the Floss Manuals community which is devoted to extending the accessibility of free software through the compiling free and liberally licensed manual books. The books are published online and their PDF formatting allow for an easy print on demand option.

 
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Gabriella Coleman is an anthropologist who examines ethics and online collaboration as well as the role of the law and new media technologies in extending and critiquing liberal values and sustaining new forms of political activism. Between 2001-2003 she conducted ethnographic research on computer hackers primarily in San Francisco, the Netherlands, as well as those hackers who work on the largest free software project, Debian. She is completing a book manuscript "Coding Freedom: Hacker Pleasure and the Ethics of Free and Open Source Software" (under contract with Princeton University Press) and is starting a new project on peer to peer patient activism on the Internet.

 
Start Date: 
11 Nov 2009
Hours: 
7:00PM-9:00PM
Venue: 
The Change You Want To See
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Upgrade! NY continues its series on open source as it relates to activism and creative practice.

Within activist and creative practice there is a range of models for mobilizing the labor and creativity of the crowd (aka "crowdsourcing"). Both practices experiment with a spectrum of autonomy and control within those models. From distributed design to distributed fundraising, MoveOn to Mechanical Turk, a crowdsourcer issues a call and creates structure for participation.

 
Start Date: 
29 Oct 2009
Hours: 
7:00PM-9:00PM
Venue: 
Eyebeam
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Partner Organizations: 
Not An Alternative

What do we mean by 'freedom'? Should Free/Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS) necessarily be powered by radical politics of ownership and collaboration? Or is the latching of "Free Software" ideological baggage limiting the full transformative power of "Open Source". How are these questions informed by licenses? Are some licenses more open than others? More ethical than others? This emotional debate has been in the heart of FLOSS from its early days and has created camps and animosities within the community.

Upgrade! NY continues its program series on open source as it relates to activism and creative practice. Join us for a discussion and debate on what constitutes freedom within the Open Source and Free Culture movements. We will examine the strong ideological differences through a provocative panel discussion with Gabriella Coleman and Zachary Lieberman.

 
People: Gabriella Coleman, Zachary Lieberman
Research: Open Culture
Tags: open culture, Upgrade!
Partner Organizations: Not An Alternative
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
Start Date: 
2 May 2009
Venue: 
Eyebeam
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If everyone took the passwords off their wifi, we'd have a free, citywide wireless network. Sound like a good idea? Then help us make it happen!

Eyebeam's Open Cultures Research Group continues its two-part workshop in which participants are trained —and then train others—to open up a wifi network so that it is free, accessible, and secure for others while maintaining your bandwidth. This week, participants will work together on developing a "script" for spreading the knowledge in order to convert skeptical friends, family, and neighbors into open wireless ambassadors.

http://shareyourwifi.org

 
Projects: WiFi Teach-In
People: Hans-Christoph Steiner, Jeff Crouse, Michael Mandiberg, Steve Lambert
Research: Education, Open Culture
Tags: free wifi, hardware, open culture, open wireless, web
Start Date: 
18 Apr 2009
Venue: 
Eyebeam
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If everyone took the passwords off their wifi, we'd have a free, citywide wireless network. Sound like a good idea? Then help us make it happen!

Eyebeam's Open Cultures Research Group will be running a two-part workshop in which participants will be trained on how to open up a wifi network so that it is free, accessible, and secure for others to use without losing any bandwidth. Participants will also work together on developing a "script" for spreading the knowledge in order to convert skeptical friends, family, and neighbors into open wireless ambassadors.

Bring your laptop and your wifi router, and we'll show you how to set up your own secure open wireless network!

 
Projects: WiFi Teach-In
People: Hans-Christoph Steiner, Jeff Crouse, Steve Lambert
Research: Education, Open Culture
Tags: free wifi, hardware, open culture, open wireless, web
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