Wednesday – Thursday & Friday 13, 14 & 15 November @ WORM

3 day Workshop: Willem de Kooning Academie: “What is free culture” with Master Media Design & Communication alumni Eleanor Greenhalgh and David Young as leaders

What is ‘free culture’? During the workshop we will make a critical foray into the ‘free culture movement’, attempting to map the relationships between people that make up free culture projects. By researching specific case-studies, we will take a critical look at the diversity of transactions taking place in communities from Flickr to Debian development, from YouTube remixes to communal religious movements.

We will ask questions such as: is there still such a thing as a ‘free culture movement’? Is it defined by a specific type of interaction? What models and metaphors are available to make sense of these interactions, and what are the limits of such models? By looking in depth at the relationships characterising ‘open’ communities, we will find new ways to theorize and map them.

Location: Worm
Address: Boomgaardsstraat 71
3012 XA Rotterdam

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