[okfn-discuss] Fwd: OpenHere conference in Dublin 28/6 - 1/7

Laura Newman laura.newman at okfn.org
Fri Jun 15 12:55:24 UTC 2012

Hi all,

See below for details of 'OpenHere', a conference in Dublin about the
digital commons.

Kind regards,

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From: <ralph at ralphborland.net>
Date: Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 6:08 PM
Subject: OpenHere conference in Dublin 28/6 - 1/7
To: info at okfn.org

Hi, I wondered if you or your community might be interested in a conference
we're holding in Dublin at the end of June looking at the concept of a
'digital commons' from a multitude of perspectives.



OpenHere: 28 June - 1 July in Dublin, Ireland

See http://openhere.data.ie/

CTVR / The Telecommunications Research Centre, in collaboration with the
Dublin Art and Technology Association (D.A.T.A) present Open Here, a four
day festival that addresses social, technological and cultural issues
surrounding the notion of the digital commons.

What does it mean to be open today?

If we speak of ?the commons? today as a general phenomenon, this has a lot
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 culture 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

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 take the form of talks, presentations, workshops, discussions
and screenings. It will be held in The Science Gallery and in CTVR
headquarters in Trinity College Dublin and runs from June 28th to July 1st,

Laura Newman
Community Coordinator
Open Knowledge Foundation
Skype: lauranewmanonskype
Twitter: @Newmanlk
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