Deptford.TV Diaries II: Pirate Strategies (2008)

9 February 2009, dusan

“This reader problematises the notion of ‘tactical media’. As McKenzie Wark and others stated already in 2003: ‘can tactical media anticipate, rather than be merely reactive?’ By calling for a strategic approach to media production and distribution, the intention is to overcome some of the structural paradoxes inherent to ‘alternative’ or ‘oppositional’ media, especially since much of the free / open culture dissemination on the Internet has become the new “mainstream” in itself (think of the casual defiance of copyright played out relentlessly and on a mass scale with file-sharing, social networking, and everyday media consumption).

The book is a compilation of theoretical underpinnings, local narratives and written documentation not only of the Deptford.TV project but of phenomena relating to this new situation of ‘strategic media’.”

Keywords: alternative media, strategic media, documentary filmmaking, piracy, file-sharing, digitization, media distribution, local regeneration, urban change.
Steal This Film, YouTube, copyleft, object code, Pirate Bay, Lewisham, Guanxi, Lawrence Lessig, Critical Art Ensemble, Facebook, Pepys estate, Armin Medosch, remix culture, Found footage, Linux, Node.London, Debian Social Contract, Jonas Andersson, Cory Doctorow

Publisher OWN, SPC Media Lab, Deckspace, London, 2008
Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0 License
ISBN 9781906496111
171 pages



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