10/16/2012

Structuring freedom and openness in GLI.TC/H

GLI.TC/H 2010 - 20111Structuring freedom and openness (full text coming soon).


For Nimk.nl event: THE VALUE OF OPENNESS 
Tuesday October 16th 2012 // Start: 20.30 // Entrance fee: 2,50 Euro 

Thanks to my fellow GLI.TC/H/BOTS, Nick Briz and jon.satrom for critical reading, insights and collaborations. 

Tonight I will participate in "THE VALUE OF OPENNESS" at NIMK (the last debate event!). 
I will speak about GLI.TC/H and the events approach to openness. here is a small abstract, you can expect the full talk online within the coming days. 

 In recent new media art histories, openness has become a ‘hyped’ concept. At the same time, there seems to be no general consensus on what openness does or doesn’t mean; there are many different applications to the term (think open web, open source, open design..); to be ‘open’ means many different things depending on the context in which the term is used.
To declare an event or a festival 'open' is equally problematic. Events such as BYOB, DEAD DROPS and Speedshows are 'open' to different degrees and from different perspectives. You could even say that the concept of an 'openness' has become more and more confused, because of the differences between the ways these events embed their concept of differently into their templates.
GLI.TC/H concepts and ideals are based on the free and open sharing of inspirations and theoretical and technological knowledge and maybe even more so on creative community building (DIT = Do It Together), poking and pushing. The GLI.TC/H happenings aim to bring like-error-minded bug collectors together IRL, to engage/chat/debate, share work/ideas/concerns, foster collaborations and raise the bar on quality of work/thought/writing && endeavors within the glitch art communities.
But how to build such a radically inclusive, fluid, open structure that is yet also a qualitatively pushing event? How to create a festival that is not just a white boxed walled garden that has only one (or some) leaky entrance(s), but a community park that still has a strong statement of purpose?
What do terms like 'free' and 'open' mean to GLI.TC/H and how can they be practiced within the aims and goals that define the structure of the happening?
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