“The Open Future” – MCD 68, a special issue curated by Digicult

I come back to blogging after two months of silence due to an enormous amount of work. Many things happened. As a start, the MCD special issue we curated with Digicult on open source, p2p and innovative practices is out (both in paper and digital version).

“The open future” faces the recent transformations in five different fields, thanks to the work of five curators (Bertram Niessen, Marco Mancuso and Claudia D’Alonzo, Sabina Barcucci, Elena Biserna and Alessandro Delfanti). French Ministry of Culture and Communication funded the publication.
I’m not very happy of their online index, so here is a more precise one:

INTRODUCTION (By Bertram Niessen)

INFORMATION ABOUT DIGICULT (EDITORS/CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS //DIGICULT)

INTERNET & SOCIETY SECTION (curated by Bertram Niessen)
FROM INDIVIDUAL CREATIVITY TO COLLECTIVE INNOVATION (Bertram Niessen)
TOWARDS CREATIVE MASS? (Adam Arvidsson)
DIGITAL MEDIA & NEW FORMS OF ACTIVISM: INTERVIEW WITH MICHEL BAUWENS AND GEERT LOVINK (Bertram Niessen)
THE COPYRIGHT PARADOX: INTERVIEW WITH PHILIPPE AIGRAIN (Bertram Niessen)

VIDEO & AUDIO-VIDEO (curated by Claudia D’Alonzo & Marco Mancuso)
AUDIOVISUALS ON THE NET (Claudia D’Alonzo & Marco Mancuso)
HOW TO SEE 1,000,000 IMAGES? (Lev Manovich)
UBUWEB, VIDEO ARCHIVES IN THE DIGITAL AGE: INTERVIEW WITH KENNETH GOLDSMITH (Claudia D’Alonzo & Marco Mancuso)
IF THINGS COULD TALK: CONVERSATION WITH HUGUES SWEENEY (Sonia Campanini & Luciano Palumbo)

SOUND & MUSIC (curated by Elena Biserna)

SOUND & MUSIC IN THE OPEN (Elena Biserna)
POST-APOCALYPTIC MUSIC. WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED? (Joanna Demers)
DISSECTING THE AUTHOR: MATTIN (Elena Biserna)
DECONSTRUCTION IN NOISE: JULIEN OTTAVI / APO33 (Pasquale Napolitano)

DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE (curated by Sabina Barcucci)

DREAMS AND DRIFTS IN THE DIGITAL ARCHITECTURE (Sabina Barcucci)
TUNEABLE MATERIALITY (Norbert Palz)
THE ARCHITECT AND THE COLLABORATIVE TURN: INTERVIEW WITH DANIEL DENDRA (Sabina Barcucci)
DIGITAL SOUP: A DIALOGUE WITH MARC FORNES OF THEVERYMANY (Sabina Barcucci)

ART & SCIENCE (curated by Alessandro Delfanti)
THE ART OF FREE AND OPEN SCIENCE (Alessandro Delfanti)
BIOTECHNOLOGY IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST (Critical Art Ensamble)
HACKTERIA : INTERVIEW WITH MARC DUSSEILLER (Sara Tocchetti)
ART, SCIENCE AND POLITICS: BIO-HACKING WITH LA PAILLASSE (Eric Deibel)

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