[-empyre-] OSW: open source writing in the network

SK Edinburgh skheriaedin at gmail.com
Mon Jan 23 22:19:25 EST 2012

Hello everyone!

 A warm welcome to this week’s guests: Marc Garrett and Joss Hands.

Thanks to Simon, Penny, Tiziana, Dmitry, Salvatore and Adam as well all
other discussion contributors for their thought-provoking comments in the
last two weeks. I have, as a lurker, really enjoyed the comments, examples
and references.

My research interests are in exploring and investigating artists’ and
users’ perspectives on creation, dissemination and exploitation of new
forms of content and their relationship with authorship and copyright.

I’d like to focus this week’s discussion on intellectual property,
economics and open models of writing and publishing. Collaborative
authorship does not sit very well within the copyright framework (Seville
2006) and open-source models focus on sustaining collaborative production
within the boundaries of existing IP regimes (Biagioli 2011). It’d be
interesting to explore thoughts (and experiences) on IP and development of
open models of writing and publishing; how does it hinder and can it help,
ever?; the motivations behind the use/development of open-models and the
value attributed to such use; role and meaning of collaborative authorship
for the participants. While several points in relation to these have come
up in a number of posts in the last two weeks, it’d be great to develop
them a bit further!



On Sun, Jan 22, 2012 at 10:31 PM, Simon Biggs <simon at littlepig.org.uk>
> Welcome to the third and last week of this discussion about open source
writing and publishing on empyre. Firstly I would like to thank Adam Hyde,
Salvatore Ianconesi, Penny Travlou, Tiziana Terranov and Dmytri Kleiner for
the dynamic discussion they have established over the past two weeks, as
well as all empyre members who have posted emails to the thread. I hope
everyone can remain engaged as we move into the third week.
> To recap the theme: in a globalised and highly mediated context we wish
to focus empyre discussion on how writing and publishing are currently
evolving in the context of global networks. We hope to engage a debate
about open models of writing and publishing and gain insight into how
changes in notions and practices of authorship, media, form, dissemination,
intellectual property and economics affect writing and publishing as well
as the formation of the reader/writerships, communities and the social
engagement that must flow from that activity. Specifically, we wish to look
at examples of open publishing, whether they be FLOSS manuals, copyLeft or
CopyFarLeft or other publication models, in order to look at new methods
for knowledge making and distribution. We also wish to consider how
communities of shared-value emerge through such initiatives and how their
members are able to identify themselves to one another and others.
> This week's facilitator is Smita Kheria and our guests are Joss Hands and
Marc Garrett.
> Marc Garrett is an activist, artist, writer and co-director/founder (with
artist Ruth Catlow) of internet arts collective
http://www.furtherfield.org(since 96) and the Furtherfield Gallery &
social space in London. Through
these platforms various contemporary media arts exhibitions and projects
are presented nationally and internationally. Marc also hosts a weekly
media arts radio programme on Resonance FM, co-edited the publication
"Artists Re: thinking games" and is editing a new publication
"Conversations As We Leave The 21st Century". He is currently undertaking a
PhD at Birkbeck University, London.
> Joss Hands is a lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University where he is Director
of the Anglia Research Centre in Digital Culture (ARCDigital). His research
interests are at the intersection of technology, new media, politics and
critical theory. His focus has been in two main areas. The role of
technology in providing an arena for the expression of dissent and the
organisation of resistance movements and the role of technology in more
formal democratic procedures, specifically the role of the Internet in
contributing towards the development of deliberative democracy. He has
recently completed a book on digital activism, "@ is for Activism: Dissent,
Resistance and Rebellion in a Digital Culture", published by Pluto Press.
> Smita Kheria is a lawyer and lecturer in law at the University of
Edinburgh. Her focus of interest is intellectual property law and issues
around authorship, especially concerning artists' practices with new media.
Smita is an associate of SCRIPT: the AHRC Research Centre for Studies in
Intellectual Property and Technology and is Supervising editor
(Intellectual Property) for SCRIPT-ed, the journal of Law, Technology &
> best
> Simon
> Simon Biggs
> simon at littlepig.org.uk http://www.littlepig.org.uk/ @SimonBiggsUK skype:
> s.biggs at ed.ac.uk Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh
> http://www.eca.ac.uk/circle/ http://www.elmcip.net/
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