Hackernote: Day 1: How open source software has upended art Attend

Speaker:
Gene Kogan
Scheduled at:
November 29, 2012, 6:00 pm
Hall:
Tutorial Area 1
Track:
Hackernote
Type:
Talk
The open source movement has challenged longstanding assumptions about
art practice. Communities of programmers and makers have collaborated
online to create mature software development kits such as Processing and
OpenFrameworks, as well as websites like Instructables.com where users
can document and share their process. The rapid digitization of the
blueprints for creative projects have greatly lowered the barrier to
getting started.

These new tools and practices have greatly influenced the workflows that
artists, designers, and technologists operate with, and have upended
traditional notions of authorship and copyright. Techniques manipulating
existing digital content have inspired much debate over legitimacy and
authenticity. This talk will critically examine this new outlook and
attempt to resolve some practical issues.

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