New York City October 10-16, 2011 www.mobilityshifts.


Publishing Disruptions:
Extra-Institutional Publishing Tools
Friday, October 14, 1:30 p.m. Theresa Lang Student and Community Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor
To address what Geert Lovink calls the ‘sublime stagnation’ of academic publishing, this panel will present new platforms and tools for authors interested in publishing outside of traditional academic infrastructures and in exploring more open formats and licenses. This panel demonstrates that in addition to being practical instruments, new methods of publishing can provide a proactive critique of existing institutions and information channels. The panel will focus on how scholars and educators can work with producers beyond academe to develop tools suitable to their needs, and to consider the political importance of these alliances. The discussion will therefore consider ‘open’ vs. proprietary publishing flows, including software and the legal instruments that shape the life of a text. Panelists will share information on how scholars can engage with programmers, designers, artists, and IT administrators. Morgan Currie (University Amsterdam/Institute of Network Cultures) Sam Gould (Red 76/School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston/Institute of Contemporary Art at the Maine College of Art) Amanda Hickman (Document Cloud) Adam Hyde (FLOSS Manuals) Simon Worthington (Mute Publishing)

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