November 27, 2006 - Vera List Center for Art and Politics - talks on the Public Domain
November 27, 2006

talks on the Public Domain

Astrodome Radio and Hurricane-Affected LPFMs
A six watt micro-radio station broadcasts from an Airstream trailer in the parking lot outside the New Orleans Astrodome.
Image courtesy: Prometheus Radio Project

This years cycle of talks on the Public Domain continues on

Wednesday, November 29, 2006, 6:30 PM
Radio Communities: The Other Side of the Electronic Divide

Monday, December 4, 2006, 6:30 PM
Open Source: On the Line

The New School
55 West 13th Street
New York City

www.nsu.newschool.edu/vlc/

Wednesday, November 29, 2006, 6:30 PM Radio Communities: The Other Side of the Electronic Divide
The New School
55 West 13th Street
New York City

Radio has reemerged as one of the most accessible media. Cheap, omnipresent, and now low-tech, it is transforming the way we think of geography and public place in locations as disparate as Oaxaca, Beirut, and the Lower East Side. Radio has gained additional prominence and validity in politically charged situations which demand anonymity of dissenting citizens. What political, cultural and humanitarian goals can be served exclusively by this medium? How does radio function as a tool for shared information? This panel will discuss the ability of airwaves to keep the world connected near and far when other technology fails.
Panelists:
Khin Phyu Htway, student, The New School; Voice of America, Burmese service
William H. Siemering, President, Developing Radio Partners
Pete Tridish, Prometheus Radio Project
Gregory Whitehead, artist
Moderator:
Stephanie Guyer-Stevens, Producer, Outer Voices

Monday, December 4, 2006, 6:30 PM Open Source: On the Line
The New School
55 West 13th Street
New York City

Artists and technologists mine the promising aesthetic and political possibilities afforded by different open source systems, a powerful concept that is revolutionizing human interaction. In the open source concept, something given for free becomes, thanks to its ubiquity and utility, valuable and even indispensable. Panelists examine sites like Wikipedia and Digg.com, as well as p2p networks and social networking sites. They also explore offline artwork, arts institutions and businesses that have sought to adopt open source models and current challenges to its continuation such as net neutrality.
Panelists:
Cory Arcangel, artist
Joy Garnett, artist
Daniel Mayer, Co-founder, Wikipedia
Laura Quilter, Founder, Fair Use Network
Moderator:
Christiane Paul, Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts, The Whitney Museum of American Art

Co-sponsored by Rhizome.org.

For further information, contact kuonic@newschool.edu

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