<CPOV> Economies of the Commons 2

nathaniel tkacz tkaczn at unimelb.edu.au
Tue Nov 2 00:15:27 CET 2010

Hi All - some on this list might be interested in this upcoming event.

A  N  N  O  U  N  C  E  M  E  N  T

Economies of the Commons 2
Paying the costs of making things free

International conference, seminar and public evening programs

Amsterdam & Hilversum
November 11 ? 13, 2010

Economies of the Commons 2  is a critical examination of the economics of
on-line public domain and open access resources of  information, knowledge,
and media (the ?digital commons?).  The past 10 years have seen the rise of
a variety of such open content resources attracting millions of users,
sometimes on a daily basis. The impact of projects such as Wikipedia, Images
of the Future, and Europeana testify to the vibrancy of the new digital
public domain.  No longer left to the exclusive domains of digital
?insiders?, open content resources are rapidly becoming widely used and
highly popular.

While protagonists of open content praise its low-cost accessibility and
collaborative structures, critics claim it undermines the established ?gate
keeping? functions of authors, the academy, and professional institutions
while lacking a reliable business model of its own. Economies  of the
Commons 2 provides a timely and crucial analysis of sustainable economic
models that can promote and safeguard the online public domain. We want to
find out what the new hybrid solutions are for archiving, access and reuse
of on-line content that can both create viable markets and serve the public
interest in a competitive global 21st century information economy.

Economies of the Commons 2 consists of an international seminar on Open
Video hosted by the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision on November
11 in Hilversum, a two day international conference and two public evening
programs on November 12 and 13 at De Balie, centre for culture and politics
in Amsterdam. The event builds upon the successful Economies of the Commons
conference organised in April  2008.

Confirmed speakers include:

Charlotte Hess (Syracuse University - Keynote), Ben Moskowitz (Open Video
Alliance), Simona Levi (Free Culture Forum), Bas Savenije (Royal Library The
Hague), Michael Edson (Smithsonian Commons), Yann Moulier Boutang
(Multitudes), Peter B. Kaufman (Intelligent Television), Harry Verwayen
(Europeana), James Boyle (Duke University), Rufus Pollock (Open Knowledge
Foundation), Jeff Ubois (DTN), Sandra Fauconnier (NIMK), Volker Grassmuck
(USP Sao Paulo), Dymitri Kleiner (Telekommunisten), Jaromil (NIMK Artlab),
Marco Sachy (Erasmus University Rotterdam), Nathaniel Tkacz (Melbourne
University), Dolf Veenvliet (Blender), Michael Dale (Open Media for
Wikipedia), Lucie Guibault (University of Amsterdam), a.o.

Images for the Future Consortium / Netherlands Institute for Sound and
Vision / De Balie / Institute of Network Cultures University of Amsterdam,
Department of New Media

For detailed program information check our website:

Nate Tkacz

School of Culture and Communication
University of Melbourne

Twitter: http://twitter.com/__nate__
Homepage: www.nathanieltkacz.net
Current project: http://networkcultures.org/wpmu/cpov/about-2/
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