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New book cover approved

Works · August 21st, 2008 ·

We’re currently finishing the layout of a new book: FLOSS+Art
Here is a preview of the cover, designed with Inkscape using the “clone tile” function. Font is Not-Courier Sans…

FLOSS+Art critically reflects on the growing relationship between Free Software ideology, open content and digital art. It provides a view onto the social, political and economic myths and realities linked to this phenomenon.

Topics include: digital art licensing,
copying and distributing under open content models,
the influence of FLOSS on digital art practices,
the use of free software to produce art and
the art of producing free software,
FLOSS as an embedded political message in digital art,
paradoxes and limitations of open licenses for digital art,
FLOSS as a way to quote and embed other artworks in
the making of new works, definitions and manifestos
for a free software art…

With contributions from:

Fabianne Balvedi
Florian Cramer
Sher Doruff
Nancy Mauro Flude
Olga Goriunova
Dave Griffiths
Ross Harley
Martin Howse
Shahee Ilyas
Ricardo Lafuente
Ivan Monroy Lopez
Thor Magnusson
Alex McLean
Rob Myers
Alejandra Maria Perez Nuñez
Eleonora Oreggia
Julien Ottavi
Michael van Schaik
Femke Snelting
Pedro Soler
Hans Christoph Steiner
Prodromos Tsiavos
Simon Yuill

Compiled and edited by Aymeric Mansoux and Marloes de Valk

This publication is made possible with support from:
– the Digital Research Unit at the University of Huddersfield
– Piet Zwart Institute, the Willem de Kooning Academy
– Constant
– OpenMute
– GOTO10

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  • 1. sammy

    Aug 22, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    Looks interesting. Will the book be available through normal bookstores ? And/or through OSP ?

  • 2. Femke

    Aug 27, 2008 at 10:57 am

    Hello Sammy,

    I don’t think you’ll find it at fnac soon 😉 but the book will be published via Open Mute http://www.openmute.org/ and the texts available at http://people.makeart.goto10.org/



  • 3. andy fitzsimon

    Oct 20, 2008 at 9:15 am

    Thanks for the Info Femke!
    Congrats everyone.

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