Trebor Scholz (ed.): Learning Through Digital Media: Experiments in Technology and Pedagogy (2011)

29 November 2011, dusan

“The simple yet far-reaching ambition of this collection is to discover how to use digital media for learning on campus and off. It offers a rich selection of methodologies, social practices, and hands-on assignments by leading educators who acknowledge the opportunities created by the confluence of mobile technologies, the World Wide Web, film, video games, TV, comics, and software while also acknowledging recurring challenges.” (from Introduction)

“This publication is the product of a collaboration that started in the fall of 2010 when a total of eighty New School faculty, librarians, students, and staff came together to think about teaching and learning with digital media. These conversations, leading up to the MobilityShifts Summit, inspired this collection of essays, which was rigorously peer-reviewed.

The Open Peer Review process took place on MediaCommons, an all-electronic scholarly publishing network focused on the field of Media Studies developed in partnership with the Institute for the Future of the Book and the NYU Libraries. We received 155 comments by dozens of reviewers. The authors started the review process by reflecting on each other’s texts, followed by invited scholars, and finally, an intensive social media campaign helped to solicit commentary from the public at large.” (from About)

Publisher The Institute for Distributed Creativity, New York, 2011
Creative Commons NoDerivs, Non-Commercial, Attribution, ShareAlike License
ISBN 97806154514480
338 pages

Book website (archived)

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Ruth Catlow, Marc Garrett (eds.): Collaboration and Freedom – The World of Free and Open Source Art (2011)

29 November 2011, dusan

“A collection of artworks, texts and resources about freedom and openness in the arts, in the age of the Internet. Freedom to collaborate – to use, modify and redistribute ideas, artworks, experiences, media and tools. Openness to the ideas and contributions of others, and new ways of organising and making decisions together.

This non exhaustive collection is intended to inspire, inform and enable people to apply peer-to-peer principles for making things and getting organised together. We hope that all art lovers, makers, thinkers, organisers and strategists will find something for them from this set of imaginative, communitarian and dynamic contemporary practices.”

Curated by Ruth Catlow and Marc Garrett
With additional texts by Charlotte Frost and Rob Myers.
Produced by Furtherfield.
Commissioned by Arts Council England for Thinking Digital, in 2011.


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Mary Joyce (ed.): Digital Activism Decoded: The New Mechanics of Change (2010)

26 November 2011, dusan

Citizens around the world are using digital technologies to push for social and political change. Yet, while stories have been published, discussed, extolled, and derided, the underlying mechanics of digital activism are little understood. This new field, its dynamics, practices, misconceptions, and possible futures are presented together for the first time in Digital Activism Decoded.

With contributions by Trebor Scholz, Dan Schultz and Andreas Jungherr, Brannon Cullum, Katharine Brodock, Tom Glaisyer, Anastasia Kavada, Tim Hwang, Steven Murdoch, Dave Karpf, Simon Columbus, Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Sem Devillart, Brian Waniewski

Preface and Introduction by Mary Joyce
Published by International Debate Education Association, New York & Amsterdam, 2010
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License US 3.0
ISBN 9781932716603
240 pages

interview (Richard MacManus, ReadWriteWeb)



Pier Vittorio Aureli: The Project of Autonomy: Politics and Architecture Within and Against Capitalism (2008)

26 November 2011, dusan

“The Project of Autonomy radically rediscusses the concept of autonomy in politics and architecture by tracing a concise and polemical argument about its history in Italy in the 1960s and early 1970s. Architect and educator Pier Vittorio Aureli analyzes the position of the Operaism movement, formed by a group of intellectuals that produced a powerful and rigorous critique of capitalism and its intersections with two of the most radical architectural-urban theories of the day: Aldo Rossi’s redefinition of the architecture of the city and Archizoom’s No-stop City. Readers are introduced to major figures like Mario Tronti and Raniero Panzieri who have previously been little known in the English-speaking world, especially in an architectural context, and to the political motivations behind the theories of Rossi and Archizoom. The book draws on significant new source material, including recent interviews by the author and untranslated documents.”

Publisher Princeton Architectural Press, 2008
Volume 4 of Buell Center/FORuM Project publication
ISBN 1568987943, 9781568987941
88 pages



Terence Dwyer: Composing With Tape Recorders: Musique Concrète For Beginners (1971)

23 November 2011, dusan

Publisher Oxford University Press, 1971
ISBN 0193119129
74 pages

Review: Tony Herrington (The Wire, 2010).

PDF (updated on 2012-7-15)

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