Where: Science Gallery and CTVR headquarters, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
When: 28th of June – 1st July 2012
Admission: Free, but booking is recommended, & essential for workshops with limited capacity.
More info: openhere.data.ie
What does it mean to be open today?
CTVR / The Telecommunications Research Centre, in collaboration with the Dublin Art and Technology Association (D.A.T.A) present Openhere, a free four day festival that addresses social, technological and cultural issues surrounding the notion of the digital commons.
If we speak of ‘the commons’ today as a general phenomenon, this has much to do with the modes of production, consumption and distribution that have emerged over the last two decades around information and communication technologies. This period has seen a growing emphasis on the social and juridical implications of sharing in the online domain, where a range of nonmarket and non-proprietary activities such as open source software, remix cultures and commons-based peer-production have lead some to propose the advent of a ‘digital socialism’. However, as sharing and openness become the watchwords of the new corporation - as the commons is increasingly central to capitalism - such positions are no longer straightforward.
Open Here will bring together a transdisciplinary community of critical theorists, engineers, artists, designers and industry professionals to expand debates surrounding the digital commons. Key points of discussion will include the conflictive spaces of the digital commons, tactical media, net-art, digital policy, disruptive wireless practices, alternative spectrum ownership models, next-generation networks and the political economy of infrastructure.
This festival takes the form of talks, presentations, workshops, discussions and screenings. It will be held in The Science Gallery and in CTVR headquarters in Trinity College from June 28th to July 1st, 2012.
Participants include: Amelia Andersdotter (SE), Michel Bauwens (BE), Ralph Borland, (ZA) Sarah Browne (IRL), Alexander Chemeris (RU), Florian Cramer (NE), CTVR (IRL), DATA (IRL), Linda Doyle (IRL), Fairwaves (RU), Jessica Foley (IRL), Tim Forde (IRL), Benjamin Gaulon (FR/IRL), Saoirse Higgins (IRL) Robert Horvitz (US), Dmytri Kleiner (UA/CA), Franco Iacomella (AR), Nicolas Maigret (FR), Rachel O’Dwyer (IRL), Julian Oliver (NZ), Nora O’Murchu (IRL) Jussi Parikka (FI), Tom Rondeau (US), Lourens Rozema (NL), Paul Sutton (IRL), Danja Vasiliev (RU), Martin Weiss (US), Harald Welte (DE), Mick Wilson and Thomas Wilson (IRL).
Open Here is curated by Linda Doyle, Benjamin Gaulon and Rachel O’Dwyer and supported by ESOF2012, CTVR, & Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin.
All events are free but booking is recommended, especially for workshops with limited capacity. For more information and to book a place see http://www.openhere.data.ie.
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