Open Source: On the Line
Monday, Dec. 4, 6:30 p.m.
Admission: $8; free to students and alumni with ID and members of Rhizome.org.
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Open Source: On the Line is a panel exploring the aesthetic and political possibilities afforded by open source systems. A practice that promotes access to a product’s source material (often code), open source is both a practical approach and a philosophy. Online, it has created a framework for collaborative projects between artists, programmers and all kinds of emerging entrepreneurs. It has also become a flashpoint issue in debates around copyright and intellectual property.
Artists Cory Arcangel and Joy Garnett, Rhizome Director of Technology Patrick May, Wikipedia pioneer Daniel Mayer and lawyer Laura Quilter, together with moderator Christiane Paul, Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum, will discuss open source systems, such as Wikipedia, p2p networks and social networking sites, and the practices and challenges inherent to each. They will also explore artwork, and arts institutions and businesses that have sought to adopt open source models, and touch upon current challenges to the continuation of this ethos, such as 'Net Neutrality' legislation.
Cory Arcangel is a computer artist, performer, and curator who lives and works in Brooklyn. His work centers on his love of personal computers and the internet. He is currently a senior fellow at Eyebeam Atelier in Manhattan. He is a member of the artist groups, BEIGE, + R.S.G. His work has shown recently in the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Guggenheim Museum, New York, the MOMA, New York, Space1026, Philly, the Migros Museum, Zurich, Team Gallery, New York, and Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery, Paris. Aside from gallery installations, most of his projects can be downloaded with source code from his internet web log ---> http://www.beigerecords.com/cory/
Joy Garnett studied painting at L'Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris and received her MFA from The City College of New York. She appropriates newsworthy and documentary photographs from the Internet and re-invents them as paintings. Her subject is both the content of these found images, and the photograph itself as cultural artifact. Garnett's work was recently included in "Image War" organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art; a solo show of new paintings will be held next year at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington DC. She has received grants from the Anonymous Was a Woman foundation, and the Wellcome Trust (UK), and currently serves as Arts Editor for the journal Cultural Politics.
Patrick May is Director of Technology at Rhizome, and a programmer, organizer, and artist. May previously served as Software Engineer at SourceMedia, a financial publishing firm. He is also the founder of Open Ground, an artist collective and former exhibition space in Brooklyn. Widely recognized for his work with open source development, Patrick has spoken on Ruby at various national and international conferences.
Daniel Mayer is a Wikipedia pioneer. Currently, their Chief Financial Officer of the Wikimedia Foundation, Mayer was the most active contributer on the site from early 2002 to 2004, making considerable contributions to the encyclopedic online resource. Mayer also serves on several Wikipedia committee including the English Wikipedia Arbitration Committee and the Fundraising Committee for the Foundation.
Laura Quilter has worked in the field of information management for almost 15 years, first as a librarian and now as a cyber- and copyright attorney. She is currently Associate Counsel on the "Free Expression Policy Project", at NYU's Brennan Center for Justice. At the Brennan Center, Laura is coordinating the development of the Fair Use Network, educating consumers about their fair use and free expression rights and organizing legal defense resources for fair use. Quilter is also a non-resident fellow with the Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic, at the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. During her fellowship, she counseled public interest and consumer rights clients, and supervised students in client counseling, on a variety of science and technology law, intellectual property, speech, and privacy matters. Her interests may be broadly expressed as the effect of information policy on science, technology, free expression, and access to knowledge.
Christiane Paul is the Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the director of Intelligent Agent, a service organization dedicated to digital art. She has written extensively on new media arts and her book Digital Art (part of the World of Art Series by Thames & Hudson, UK) was published in July 2003. She teaches as an adjunct in the MFA computer arts department at the School of Visual Arts in New York and the Digital+Media Department of the Rhode Island School of Design and has lectured internationally on art and technology. At the Whitney Museum, she curated the show "Data Dynamics" (2001); the net art selection for the 2002 Whitney Biennial; the online exhibition "CODeDOC" (2002) for artport, the Whitney Museum's online portal to Internet art for which she is responsible; as well as "Follow Through" by Scott Paterson and Jennifer Crowe (2005). Other curatorial work includes "Second Natures" (Eli & Edythe Broad Art Center, UCLA, LA, 2006); the blackbox at ARCO art fair, Madrid (2006); "The Passage of Mirage" (Chelsea Art Museum, New York, 2004); "Evident Traces" (Ciberarts Festival Bilbao, 2004); "eVolution -- the art of living systems" (Art Interactive, Boston, 2004); "CODeDOC II" (Ars Electronica, 2003); the New York Digital Salon's 10th anniversary exhibition (NYC, 2003); "Mapping Transitions" at the University of Boulder, Colorado (2002); "Re-Media" (Fotofest, Houston, Texas, 2002); and a net art selection for "Evo1" (Gallery L, Moscow, October 2001).
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