August 30th, 2010Conference
Xandra Schutte, hoofdredacteur van De Groene Amsterdammer, zal dagvoorzitter zijn op de Incubate Pirate Conference op 17 september. Schutte is sinds 2008 werkzaam bij De Groene Amsterdammer. Eerder werkte ze als hoofdredacteur bij Vrij Nederland en als uitgever bij Uitgeverij Meulenhoff.
Eind 2009 publiceerde De Groene Amsterdammer een artikel over (internet)piraterij, dat we middels deze weg nogmaals onder de aandacht willen brengen. Het artikel gaat naast het downloaden uit ‘illegale’ bron vooral over de achtergrond van deze vorm van piraterij. Hierbij komen o.a. de onderwerpen Vrije en open gemeenschapscultuur, Privatisering van land, Openbare ruimte
en Coöperatieve creatie aan bod. Het artikel laat zien dat er meer schuilgaat achter het up- en downloaden; dat het bijvoorbeeld ook gezien kan worden als een boodschap tegen de cultuurindustrie als het
gaat om het uitbuiten en privatiseren van eeuwenoude gemeenschapscultuur.
“Het Romeinse recht onderscheidde verschillende eigendomsvormen, waaronder res publica (staatseigendom), res privata (privé-eigendom) en res communes (eigendom van niemand, de commons). De geschiedenis leert dat als de laatste niet tegen de eerste twee wordt verdedigd zij onherroepelijk het onderspit delft. ‘Dingen in het gemeen bezeten, worden van elkeen vergeten’, luidt niet voor niets een oud gezegde.Tags: dagvoorzitter, groene amsterdammer, hydra, internet, many headed, open cultuur, openbare ruimte, piracy, pirate conference, privatisering, veelkoppig, xandra schutte
De eerste, klassieke aanval op de commons was onderdeel van het door Marx beschreven proces van ‘oorspronkelijke’ of ‘primitieve accumulatie’, dat de weg vrij maakte voor het ontstaan van het industriële kapitalisme. In de moderne maatschappij is de strijd om de commons terug van weggeweest. Het neoliberalisme poogt de winstmarges op te vijzelen en nieuwe markten aan te boren door een praktijk die omschreven kan worden als ‘accumulatie door onteigening’. De term is van David Harvey. Het onteigenen van gemeenschappelijk bezit is volgens de bekende geograaf niet iets eenmaligs, behorend tot het verleden, maar een praktijk van alledag. Dus wordt gemeengoed als de lucht, bossen, het klimaat of drinkwater meer dan ooit bedreigd door verstatelijking of privatisering. De openbare ruimte staat onder druk van zowel overheidsregelgeving als commercialisering. En het gaat verder. Vrije tijd wordt duur betaalde leisure. Ook het leven zelf blijft niet gevrijwaard van commerciële belangstelling. Genetisch erfgoed van mens, dier en natuur wordt gepatenteerd en geprivatiseerd. Dat medicijnen die het verschil uitmaken tussen leven en dood eigendom zijn van farmaceutische bedrijven wordt reeds lang als normaal ervaren. Met de kredietcrisis is duidelijk geworden dat zelfs het laatste gemeengoed, de toekomst, niet gespaard wordt voor ‘commodificering’. De schulden die staten nu maken, leggen beslag op de publieke middelen van volgende generaties. Niet voor niets sprak Marx al over de publieke schuld als ‘een van de krachtigste hefbomen van de oorspronkelijke accumulatie’.”
August 27th, 2010Innovation
and re-enactment? Xavier and Mårten will discuss three different subjects within the context of piracy: dance/ownership, theatre/war-machine, and invention/art.
Mårten Spångberg (1968) lives and works in Stockholm as essayist, performance critic, dramaturg and choreographer. For the discussion at the Pirate Conference, Mårten wrote an article as an introduction to his views on piracy:
Piracy And Desire, Lack Is Strategic
One can think of two kinds of breaks with the confinements proposed by the law. Prison break, a breach with a conventional and continuous imprisonment without exception results in the subject always looking over his shoulder waiting for the law to catch up. The subject will inevitably return to his original imprisonment where he also will feel relief. The prison break operates on the basis of breaking through and leaving a trace, whereas a clean break implies a shift of discourse, i.e. the prison guard will not even know that the subject has disappeared out of the field of vision. The result is identical, but after a clean break the subject will continuously look over his shoulder hoping that at least somebody will appear. A clean break implies sovereignty, a lonely place without anybody to gossip with.
Piracy can be considered as simple prison break, a crossing of a conventional restriction in order to get away with some or other thing, or simply obtaining value. It can also be understood as a clean break, especially considering digital media where a copy is not destabilizing value. Is it however possible to instead consider piracy not only as strategic endeavor, but rather as operations either on structural or tactical levels? We would like to understand piracy as concept, as a heterogeneous huddle of incompatible connections raising questions that cannot be answered within our present predicament or as a cluster of mutating lines carrying the potentiality of ungrounding established capacities of dualist-based discourse.
The language apparatuses that define present political contexts have over the past twenty-five years lost its deterritorializing agency, i.e. any political emergence or social movement can but be canonized due the dominant discourse of Western representational democracy, hence the multiplicity has made itself invincible. As long as tomorrow is designated by yesterday’s idioms, difference can only operate on levels of degree, in particular in a reality where capitalism has become omnipresent.Tags: article, choreography, copyright, dance, incubate, marten spangberg, ownership, piracy, pirate conference, theatre, xavier le roy
August 24th, 2010Innovation
We are more than pleased to announce that
Roy van Dalm will moderate the panel after Charles Leadbeater”s keynote speech at De NWE Vorst on September 12. Roy van Dalm helps cities and regions define economic and cultural strategies. Through workshops, seminars and dialogue tables Roy guides city and regional authorities,
cultural institutions and development boards in defining an authentic and competitive identity.
Roy worked with the Richard Florida Creativity Group for 3 years. Currently he is working with Charles Landry on the roll out of an in-depth creativity index for cities. Roy van Dalm is a senior lecturer at HAN University of Applied Sciences, a research fellow of ARCCI and guest lecturer at over
10 universities and academies.
Roy”s knowledge is based on over 15 years of work as an economic research journalist. With a team of seven Roy van Dalm worked on profiling 80 European cities for the weekly Slimme Steden (Smart Cities) series in Het Financieele Dagblad – the leading Dutch economic newspaper. 50 cities were selected for the bestselling book Slimme Steden.
The panel will consist of of experts from the fields of arts, economy and politics. Panelmembers are: Charles Leadbeater, Prof. dr. Wim van de Donk, Dick Rijken, Wout Withagen and Bas van Heur. You can get tickets for this event at the Incubate website (Dayticket Charles Leadbeater). Let us know you will be attending at LinkedIn.Tags: Charles Leadbeater, keynote, lecture, linkedin, moderator, NWE Vorst, panel, richard florida, roy van dalm, social innovation, speech
August 23rd, 2010Innovation
rg/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/image3-630×420.png” alt=”" width=”500″ height=”333″ />After the success of his book The Pirate”s Dilemma, Matt Mason is of course talking all over the world about innovation in the cultural scene, youth cultures and how to compete with pirates. Here are some interesting videos on some of his talks, in preparation to his keynote speech at the Incubate Pirate Conference on September 17. First off, here”s a great promotional clip for his book, which is a great introduction in the subject of his book, if you haven”t read it yet:
Remember, you can still get a digital copy of the book via the Pirate”s Dilemma website, and you”re able to name your own price for it. Next is a video of a speech Matt gave at the Deutscher Trendtag last year. In this presentation, he discusses the topics of his book. Entitled The Pirate’s Dilemma: How Youth Culture Is Reinventing Capitalism, he talks about how underground cultures have brought on the
most innovative ideas, which later often have been adopted by many businesses. He also explains how to compete with piracy, stating that it not only has negative effects but that pirates sometimes also create solutions that literally change people”s lives. Again, his conclusion is very clear and
clever: if you want to beat pirates, copy them: Tags: book, deutscher trendtag, download, free, matt mason, piracy, pirate's dilemma, presentation, speech, video
Hi there. Here is a nice update on our Pirate Conference on
September 17: the time schedule for this day is now official and you can view it below or download it in a pdf file. This will be a most interesting day with subjects/developments within copyright and piracy being covered from different backgrounds. We”re very curious about your opinion on the program, let us know in the comments.
In other related news: we”ll have Flat Fee Coffee available
at the Pirate Conference for all of you. For 7 euros, you can get as much coffee as you cialis without prescription want during this day, and you”ll also receive a free Incubate mug to take home with you!
While you”re at it, take look at the backchannel that Freshheads made for the Pirate Conference. You can send updates using Twitter with hashtag #ipc10 for this. The backchannel will be beamed in the main room of Midi Theater.
If you will be attending the Pirate Conference, we would advise you to buy a Pay What You Want ticket in pre sale, because we expect the event to be sold out. See you September 17!Tags: bachkchannel, flat fee coffee, free mug, freshheads, incubate, pay what you want, pirate conference, tickets, time schedule
Innovation is a keyword at
w.incubate.org/2010/” target=”_blank”>Incubate. Therefore Incubate and BKKC will organize the Incubate Innovation Lecture 2010, which will take place in De NWE Vorst on September 12. We’re very honored that Charles Leadbeater will hold this year’s lecture.
Charles Leadbeater is a leading authority on innovation and creativity. He is Tony Blair”s favorite corporate thinker. He has advised companies, cities and governments on innovation strategy and drew on that experience in writing his latest book We-think: the power of mass creativity. This book charts the rise of mass, participative approaches to innovation from science and open source software, to computer games and political campaigning.
In 2005 Charles was ranked by management consultancy Accenture as one of the top management thinkers in the world. He advised a wide range of organizations including the BBC, Vodafone, Microsoft, Ericsson, Channel Four Television and the Royal Shakespeare Company. As an associate editor of the Independent he helped Helen Fielding devise Bridget Jones”s Diary. He wrote the first British report on the rise of social entrepreneurship, which has since become a global movement. His report on the potential for the web to generate social change led to the creation of the Social Innovation Camp movement.
Brabant Stad has the ambition to become cultural capital in 2018. To become cultural capital, cities also have to invest in innovation. Whereas, for instance, the Eindhoven region emphasizes technological innovations, Tilburg wants to invest more in social innovation as part
of this ambition.
The web is creating a more open, participative and collaborative approach to culture. In his keynote, Mr. Leadbeater will focus on the role the arts can play in this social innovation process. What’s the role of a changing arts practice in a changing society?
After Charles’ keynote lecture, a panel of experts from the fields of arts, economy and politics will take place. The panelists in the discussion are Wim van de Donk, Dick Rijken, Bas van Heur and Wout Withagen.Tags: Charles Leadbeater, incubate, lecture, panel, social innovation, we-think
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Here is a very interesting talk by Hank Shocklee which serves as great introduction material for the Incubate Pirate Conference. At the Red Bull Music Academy, Hank Shocklee talks about how The Bomb Squad founded their sample-collage production methods in the 1980s, and about making Public Enemy”s It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back. Here, you can hear Hank talk about more technical stuff; how they would go around the studio, putting all sorts of different found sounds together, without even being able to digitally edit their works. He goes on talking a little bit about maintaining full creative control while signed to a major, the role of Chuck D within these sample-heavy productions, the difference
between digital and analog sound, and what Hank looks for in sounds that he re-uses in his own productions.
“I remember mixing a bunch of records and we were just bringing people that were out in the lobby to help us, like make our mutes, you know? I mean, one time, Fab 5 Freddy was happening to hang out in the studio: “Yo, Freddy, come on,” run in the studio and we would all grab like three faders or something each. And we needed to do like a mute way, you want a mute at all the instrumentation and just have the vocal in there and then come back on. You have to wait for that part of the song going by and then everybody goes: “OK, one, two…” and everybody had the beat on, the same beat the same time because the minute you
got somebody coming a little late or a little early, that whole take has got to get done over. So everything has got to get started over again. So the process of making records back then was very much a team method. This is why we had the Bomb Squad, because everybody at the time had to have a specific function and a specific duty. And especially from the things we were doing with records, combing through records, finding the right sound or the right part or the right drumbreak or the right turnaround or the right horn hit or the right tambourine loop or the right spoken word piece, the right bass piece. That’s hours amongst hours on top of hours of combing through the records.”
In relation to this talk, you can download the full sample set that The Bomb Squad used for the production of It Takes a Nation of Millions… via this page. Make sure to catch Hank Shocklee at the Incubate Pirate Conference if you want to hear more about his productions and his views on copyright and piracy. Tickets are still available for Pay What You Want right here.Tags: download, hank shocklee, music academy, nation of millions, production, public enemy, red bull, sample set, samples, video
Piracy in the arts is the overarching theme
especially investigated at the Pirate Conference on Friday September 17. Tickets
for the conference are sold seperately from the festival tickets through incubate-innovation.org and you determine the ticket price. Arrr!
Charles Leadbeater will open Incubate 2010 with a keynote speech on Sunday September 12. Charles Leadbeater is a British author and former advisor to Tony Blair. His most recent book, We-think, explores the new phenomenon of mass creativity exemplified by web sites such as YouTube, Wikipedia and MySpace. Check out a brief overview of the basic ideas in this book in the clip below and after that see the man himself explain how the sharing of content and knowledge by plain people leads to bigger ideas and innovations than contemporary major companies are capable of.Tags: Charles Leadbeater, incubate, piracy, social innovation, speech
take part in the paneldiscussion at the Pirate Conference on September 17.Tags: creative commons, ehpo, how to, instruction, video, youtube
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Last year, when Matt Mason”s book
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contains four short clips in which Matt mason describes and explains the Pirate”s Dilemma. He goes on to talk a little bit about youth cultures, his favourite pirates, and putting up a digital version of the book for Pay What You Want on his site: “10% of the people who downloaded the book, paid up to 5 dollars for it. And what was really interesting about that, was that it didn”t affect
physical book sales negatively at all. When we first did it, we got so much press about doing the download, that actually physical book sales went up because more people were interested in the book.”
Watch the full interview here:Tags: frank meeuwsen, interview, matt mason, piracy, piraterij, the incredible adventure, the pirate's dilemma, video, vimeo