Wed., January 30th: Do-It-Yourself Publishing
A hack day where different members of the publishing community can come together to showcase their projects from across the spectrum of open source tools and platforms used in publishing. Some areas of interest are: eReader modding, the social book, collaborative writing like Etherpad and collaborative publishing, fonts and DTP tools, graphic design tool kits, open standards, mobile reading, app making and machine reading and writing, to name just a few. As this is a DIY Publishing day, it is also DIY in its format, on each day of the workshop we collectively select a number of projects to work on and then hack away over the course of the day. The program will conclude with a workshop on hybrid digital-analog publishing at Kotti-Shop.
12:00-16:00 Workshops at HKW, Lower foyer
+ Consent to Print
(Eleanor Greenhalgh & Dave Young, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam): An experiment on how to create publications collaboratively without following the usual consensus models, but allowing for dissent.
+ Spam Publishing
(Andre Castro & Silvio Lorusso, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam): How to create writing and hybrid media publications from your junk mail folder.
+ Make your own e-book in the epub format
(Florian Cramer, Creating 010, Rotterdam): A crash course requiring no prior knowledge except some HTML skills, followed by a look into experimental stuff like computer-generated ebooks.
17:00-20:00 Workshop at Kotti-Shop, Adalbertstr. 4, 10999 Berlin
+ ANABLOG (Pt. 1)
(Annette Knol, Kotti-Shop): Copyroboter Stencil Print Workshop. Anablog mixes analog print methods (risograph) with digital publishing. An experiment in print production informed by blogs, web aesthetics & digital media. Or reversed, an experiment in blogging on paper. No prior print knowledge required. Material fee for participants: 5-8â
Thurs., January 31st: ÂPublishing and the University - Open Access and Open Learning
A day of critical reflection on the state of the university: As the walls around universitiesâ repositories of knowledge crumble and fall, who will be the new learners and the new gatekeepers?
Research communities have been advocating public access to research material via Open Access publishing models for over a decade, with only slow steps forward. Similarly, with the use of Creative Commons and Open Education Resources, educators have been adding to the ambitions of global universal education and the easy reuse of learning material over this same long decade.
12:00-18:00 Workshop at HKW Lower Foyer
Hosted by Simon Worthington, MUTE PublishingÂ
The year 2012 welcomed the âAcademic Springâ where academics went on strike against corporate publishers, and at the same time a wealth of Web 2.0 online learning platforms have sprung up. Both of these phenomena point to an accelerated pace of change to a critical mass with a confluence of forces at play: the maturity of the net and social media, financial crisis, stifling greedy corporate publishers and the failings of the universities to adapt to a changing net.
A battle is underway. As reimagining the university is feverishly played out, venture capitalists look for easy pickings as they integrate themselves even further into the public purse, and Open Culture advocates look to open up learning.
Contributions to the workshop come from Mute magazine that recently collaborated on a research paper on open education with Coventry University, titled Weâre All Game-Changers Now: A Media Study of Open Education.
Friday, February 1st: Indy Publishers - New Readers/New Economy
A day dedicated to round-table demos and discussions to explore possible futures for the indie publisher; how to move to multi-platform publishing, embrace open publishing, the social book and new economic models.
12:00-18:00 Workshop at HKW Foyer
Hosted by the Hybrid Publishing Consortium, a research group from Leuphana University of LÃneburg, dedicated to "open source infrastructure for publishingâ grouping together the many technical and social processes that can benefit academic and independent publishers. the consortium is a meeting point for the many stakeholders in open access academic and independent publishing: authors, readers, publishers and technologists.
The Hybrid Publishing Consortium is working on a project in early stages of development exploring the idea of an âIndie Portalââa multi-platform system and open IPR business model for independent publishers aimed at bypassing online digital book distribution monopolies.
Saturday, February 2nd: Home Libraries
Either you are a bookworm (collector), a non-stop downloader of PDFs, or you have your own paperspace library. Maybe one day you will realize everyone else has a library of some sort and that among them, there are people with your same interests, who have great books you have never read or even seen before. So if you are either into borrowing tomes or creating shared folders, creating your shared Home Library can improve your reading life a lot. This workshop invites you to learn how to quickly digitize books and share them with whomever you want all over the world. Afterwards, you will look at your (virtual/physical) shelves like never before.
12:00-18:00 Workshop at HKW Foyer
Presentation Cyber Libraries by Nenad RomiÄ (aka Marcell Mars):
Â In the catalog of History the Public Library is listed in the category of phenomena that we humans are most proud of. Along with the free public education, public health care, scientific method, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Wikipedia, Free Software... Â (Marcell Mars)