Open Wide workshop @ LiWoLi


I gave a workshop on authorship at the LiWoLi festival called 'Open Wide', with support from the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam. We looked at the idea of attribution, and how conventional ideas about autonomous authorship are maintained in open or semi-open licensing schemes such as the Creative Commons.

The CC 'attribution' button was the starting-point of our discussion. Deconstructing this image visually led into debates about what an author is, and how we might conceptualize authorship in new ways. Suggestions arising from the group included: the author as a void or spiritual emptiness; authorship as a surreal communion or 'other way of being'; an author with his protective boundaries broken.

Audio

Thanks to Dave Young for documentation.

 

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