July 27th, 2011Innovation
“Over the last twenty years, audiences for museums, galleries, and performing arts institutions have decreased, and the audiences that remain are older and whiter than the overall population. Cultural institutions argue that their programs provide unique cultural and civic value, but increasingly people have turned to other sources for entertainment, learning, and dialogue. They share their artwork, music, and stories with each other on the Web. They participate in politics and volunteer in record numbers. They even read more. But they don’t attend museum exhibits and performances like they used to.”
The text above is a statement from the preface of The Participatory Museum: a book/guide to working with community members and visitors for cultural institutions. All the more alarming is that the statement is actually based on research done by the National Endowment for the Arts on arts attendance in the United States. Nina Simon (also the principal of Museum 2.0) decided to write The Participatory Museum as a practical guide for museums and
other cultural organizations to help them become more connected to and entwined with their community. As she continues in her preface:Tags: book, creative commons, free, nina simon, participate, participation, participatory museum, read, share
December 22nd, 2010Business strategies
Here”s a great article you might be interested in reading. It”s about the development the Web and New Media strategy for the Smithsonian Museums. The strategy was set up in co-creation with a large part of the community and in an open source environment on
a wiki. The Smithsonian also used Twitter and YouTube, organised a 2.0 conference (Keynote speakers were Bran
Ferren of Applied Minds, Inc.; author Clay Shirky; George Oates, founder of the Flickr Commons; and Chris Anderson, author and Editor-in-Chief of Wired) and workshops.
The article gives a good runthrough on the importance of a good (online) strategy, and the benefits of the open process is was created in. The article can be read here. The whole text is licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives. The wiki where the online strategy was formulated can be found here on wikispaces.“The strategy talks about an updated digital experience, a new learning model that helps people with their “lifelong learning journeys,” and the creation of the Smithsonian Commons – ” a new part of our digital presence dedicated to stimulating learning, creation, and innovation through open access to Smithsonian research, collections and communities.”
“Good strategy helps you prioritize tactical decision making. Today, a teenage intern can harness more technology and reach a
larger audience with free cloud-based applications and a little moxie than an army of Unix system administrators could ten years ago. It”s easier to do stuff now, and that makes choosing what you do, and what you don”t do, even more important. Organizations without good strategies tend to pursue disconnected opportunities – short-term successes – that give the illusion of progress, but which aren”t aligned along a strategic path and don”t add up to much in the long run. This is like a junk food diet that feels satisfying at the time but leaves you hungry 30 minutes later and gives you long-term health problems.”
September 29th, 2010Conference
After the videos of Charles Leadbeater at Incubate Festival 2010 and Matt Mason”s keynote at the Incubate Pirate Conference, here is the video for the panel discussion following Matt Mason”s keynote speech at the Incubate Pirate Conference.
The Pirate Conference offered reflection on the comprehensive piracy-program of Incubate Festival and on the value of creation in society. What do artists think about the current state of issues? How can they best react to the current operation of copyright? What strategies, tactics and interventions can be used? How do
we shape creativity and innovation as a society, and what could businesses learn from these tactics?
2nd part of the panel discussion after this break –> Read the rest of this entry »Tags: 2010, atze de vrieze, creative commons, discussion, dj rupture, incubate, ipc10, jiggy djé, matt mason, panel, pictoright, piracy, pirate conference, video
September 15th, 2010Conference
Here”s a quick update on the panel following Matt Mason”s keynote speech at the Incubate Pirate Conference this Friday. Paul Keller will replace Martijn Arnoldus as Creative Commons panel member.
Paul Keller is copyright and social media expert. He is the national project lead for Creative Commons Netherlands, and he coordinates Knowledgeland’s copyright activities through the project Images for the Future. Paul also runs the license framework for the European culture portal Europeana.eu. Finally, and just as excitingly, Paul is the project
manager for Digital Pioneers.
Outside Knowledgeland, Paul is a member of the iCommons board, an international organisation that strives for a free, open access culture, open software and open education.
coordinates the contacts between Creative Commons and collective management organisations and is a member of the advice committee of Virtual Platform.
Tickets for the Incubate Pirate Conference are still available but selling fast. Be quick, pay what you want!Tags: creative commons, incubate, martijn arnoldus, matt mason, panel, paul keller, pay what you want, piracy, pirate conference
September 3rd, 2010Innovation
On September 12, Charles Leadbeater will open the Incubate festival week with a lecture on social innovation and the role the arts can play in this process. Charles Leadbeater is a leading authority on innovation and creativity. He is Tony Blair”s favourite 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 2009Tags: 2.0, arts, avant garde, Charles Leadbeater, creative commons, download, essay, free, incubate, lecture, pdf, social innovation, we-think, web, yhe art of with
August 5th, 2010Social Media
take part in the paneldiscussion at the Pirate Conference on September 17.Tags: creative commons, ehpo, how to, instruction, video, youtube
July 7th, 2010Innovation
/weblog/” target=”_blank”>Institute of Network Cultures Blog posted a very interesting interview with Paul Keller, one of the founders of Creative Commons Netherlands. This is a very interesting read in preparation to our Pirate Conference on September 17. At the conference, Martijn Arnoldus (another member of the Creative Commons Netherlands project)
will also take part in the panel following the keynote speech by Matt Mason.
Copyright law usually makes the distinction between private and public. Private is what I show in my own house, legally defined as people I have personal bonds with, in a close community. A public performance requires permission from the copyright holder, while with a private doesn’t. The internet has of course dramatically enlarged the range of our public. If I look at my flickr collection of pictures, hundreds of thousands of people have looked at them, while it it is still essentially the same collection that started its life in a shoe box on my shelf that maybe 5 people looked at back in the days. You can argue that the private has become global, and as a consequence this public-private distinction doesn’t work well for triggering copyright anymore.
Copyright currently justifies a simple binary transaction. I have cultural goods, you
have money, and we do a proper exchange, or otherwise I’m in violation of copyright. Given that everybody can make copies of pretty much anything, this is clearly not the smartest system for organizing knowledge transfer or the distribution of cultural goods.
Read the full interview at the website of the Institute of Network Cultures.Tags: copyright, creative commons, institute of network cultures, interview, paul keller, pirate conference