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Eric Kluitenberg on Sat, 30 Oct 2010 14:01:40 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> Economies of the Commons 2: Paying the costs of making things free - Conference, seminar and public programs, Amsterdam & Hilversum 11 - 13 November 2010

Economies of the Commons 2
Paying the costs of making things free

International conference, seminar and public evening programs

Amsterdam & Hilversum
November 11 =E2=80=93 13, 2010

Economies of the Commons 2  is a critical examination of the economics of on=
-line public domain and open access resources of  information, knowledge, an=
d media (the =E2=80=98digital commons=E2=80=99).  The past 10 years have see=
n the rise of a variety of such open content resources attracting millions o=
f users, sometimes on a daily basis. The impact of projects such as Wikipedi=
a, Images of the Future, and Europeana testify to the vibrancy of the new di=
gital public domain.  No longer left to the exclusive domains of digital =E2=
=80=98insiders=E2=80=99, open content resources are rapidly becoming widely u=
sed and highly popular.

While protagonists of open content praise its low-cost accessibility and col=
laborative structures, critics claim it undermines the established =E2=80=9C=
gate keeping=E2=80=9D functions of authors, the academy, and professional in=
stitutions while lacking a reliable business model of its own. Economies  of=
 the Commons 2 provides a timely and crucial analysis of sustainable economi=
c models that can promote and safeguard the online public domain. We want to=
 find out what the new hybrid solutions are for archiving, access and reuse o=
f on-line content that can both create viable markets and serve the public i=
nterest in a competitive global 21st century information economy.

Economies of the Commons 2 consists of an international seminar on Open Vide=
o hosted by the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision on November 11 in=
 Hilversum, a two day international conference and two public evening progra=
ms on November 12 and 13 at De Balie, centre for culture and politics in Ams=
terdam. The event builds upon the successful Economies of the Commons confer=
ence organised in April  2008.

Confirmed speakers include:

Charlotte Hess (Syracuse University - Keynote), Ben Moskowitz (Open Video Al=
liance), Simona Levi (Free Culture Forum), Bas Savenije (Royal Library The H=
ague), Michael Edson (Smithsonian Commons), Yann Moulier Boutang (Multitudes=
), Peter B. Kaufman (Intelligent Television), Harry Verwayen (Europeana), Ja=
mes Boyle (Duke University), Rufus Pollock (Open Knowledge Foundation), Jeff=
 Ubois (DTN), Sandra Fauconnier (NIMK), Volker Grassmuck (USP Sao Paulo), Dy=
mitri Kleiner (Telekommunisten), Jaromil (NIMK Artlab), Marco Sachy (Erasmus=
 University Rotterdam), Nathaniel Tkacz (Melbourne University), Dolf Veenvli=
et (Blender), Michael Dale (Open Media for Wikipedia), Lucie Guibault (Unive=
rsity of Amsterdam), a.o.

Images for the Future Consortium / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Visio=
n / De Balie / Institute of Network Cultures University of Amsterdam, Depart=
ment of New Media

For detailed program information check our website:

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