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As we move from a media of interpretation and consumption towards one of configuration and participation what do we need to know and do to exist in these networks? How do we 'make' a network? What should it include? What should it exclude? What tools are needed? How are criticism, community and conversation enabled? How might content and control be distributed? Where and what is the 'work' in network?
FC invites members to participate in a workshop exploring these problems
by developing a new Fibreculture web site. The aim of the
This workshop assumes no prior experience of content management systems,
and allows participants as much design and content control as they wish.
As well as developing participant's skills in a growing area of web publishing,
the workshop will aim to stimulate critical
**Sunday 5 December**: FC WORKSHOP - RMIT Building 24, Level 2, Room 6 (LaTrobe Street, City)
10.00am: introduction & welcome from Fibreculture convenors
10.30: workshop begins
For example, you may propose that the fc site should have an annotated bibliography. This might mean that a section of the site needs to be named, possibly some guidelines considered for how it could be managed, posting or authoring suggestions, design ideas or drafts, etc. The activities that will be done are open, and will complement what you already know (if you're a designer and want to design, then that's what you can do; if you want a blog, then you can start blogging, and so on).
1.30: workshop re-convenes
3.00: afternoon tea
5.00: Workshop ends: presentation of outcomes Work will not be finished, but by the end of the day a general shape for what should be on the fc site will be known, and the parts of the site will have started to be developed.
7.00pm: Drinks/Dinner @ Federation Square/ACMI
9.30am: introduction, outline the form of meeting
10.30: presentation of position papers and discussion
1.00: finish with lunch
The Open Meeting of Fibreculture is a chance to debate the institutional frameworks, systems of affect and modes of articulation which regulate the governance of distributed network culture.
We invite interested members of Fibreculture to contribute to the debate
by posting short position statements. These will be collated by the
You do not need to be attending the meeting to contribute a statement.
Indeed, we anticipate many of the issues will emerge from the list's
The panels will operate around three broad themes and participants are asked to nominate the panel best suited for their paper. The questions posed under these are provocations only: we welcome further interpretations of these themes:
****Models of Distributed Authorship****
How do networks manage IP?
What does collaboration mean in a networked environment?
Who takes responsibility for distributed culture?
How should networks such as Fibreculture be organised?
What systems of governance operate in the network?
Is 'democracy' the most appropriate conceptual framework for understanding the network?
****Economies of Affect****
How is affect imagined, experienced, regulated and articulated in the network?
What cultural, subjective and institutional trajectories shape list culture?
How do we map the relation between intimacy and technology?
Length: 500 words max
Subject Line: POS followed by the panel title. Eg POS: Economies of Affect
Add your name/email address to the end and indicate whether you will be attending the open meeting.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT:
The conference organisers will liaise with posters about the structure
of panels; posters may be asked to develop their statements if certain