10penkult. Kode irekiko praktika kulturalen dekalogoa (Booksprint). Liburuaren idazteka = 10penkult. Decálogo de prácticas culturales de código abierto (Booksprint). Redacción del libroLibro

10penkult. Kode irekiko praktika kulturalen dekalogoa (Booksprint). Liburuaren idazteka = 10penkult. Decálogo de prácticas culturales de código abierto (Booksprint). Redacción del libroLibro

From 27 to 31 January, Tabakalera will get involved in a new experiment by organising a BOOK SPRINT, the first one to take place in Spain.

And, what is a Book Sprint?

It involves bringing together a group of people who, by living and working together intensively for 3-5 days, write a collaborative book using a streamlined and facilitated process. This is the challenge facing Tabakalera. 12 people have been invited, from both the Basque Country and other parts of Spain, all of them experts in contemporary culture, free culture, art, technology, new artistic and social practices etc. to come together for five days of intensive work with the aim of writing a book, the "Rules of Open-Source Cultural Practice".

To do this, they will use the digital tool Booki, an online editing platform that facilitates collective writing. This working method has three main objectives­: To produce a book: the result of the process is a book or manual. To produce and share knowledge: the contents are published and shared under free distribution licences. To experience other working methods in collaboration: to learn and enjoy a collective creation process.

The meeting will start this coming Thursday with the arrival of the participants, their presentation and first contact. The work sessions will start on Friday and continue until the following Monday. The aim is to have, after the five days of work, ­a book or manual that can be accessed in digital format and possibly printed in the future. We have collaborated with the ZAWP Creation Factory in Bilbao to organise this activity. Why "Rules of Open-Source Cultural Practice"? Some time ago, talk started of a new cultural paradigm linked to what can be understood as the Internet revolution.

Particularly since the explosion of social media in recent years, there has been an accelerated process of transformation in cultural practices. Now the audience is the user or co-creator; the spaces of production, diffusion and distribution have also started to change and a network of experimental spaces which presents itself as an alternative to the traditional culture and art circuits has started to emerge. Our working and communication habits have been transformed and our way of thinking surely has been as well. And given this fascination and rush, it is necessary to stop, put some things down in writing and share them. Some basic principles that will help us to understand one another and to oil the wheels of the unwieldy machinery that is resisting this transformation. The battles regarding the concept of authorship and copyright, the demands for better access to information and transparency in the handling of public information, the need to increase the capacity for political participation, the questioning of educational systems, the problems affecting the use of public space (physical/digital), the battle for the control of information and us and our bodies... These are just some of the sources of friction in today's society. They are some of the starting points for the debate during this attempt to stimulate reflection and provide a theoretical contribution in the form of a user guide.

Follow it at www.10penkult.cc and #10penkult. The project blog, www.10penkult.cc, will be up from the start of this week. It will contain information on the methodology and on the activity's specific objectives, as well as contributions from numerous people interested in the subject. The activity we are seeing, above all on twitter (using the hashtag #10penkult), regarding the subject is a sign of the interest the project has raised, both due to its novel methodology and the subject it is looking at.

More than 50 people have already provided ideas and concepts via twitter and more than twenty contributions have been sent to us by email­. The period for submitting suggestions and ideas for inclusion in the rules will end today, Wednesday, and starting tomorrow these contributions will be sorted so they can serve as a starting point for the participants in the activity when the time comes to start writing the book. During the days of "isolation" while the book is written, this blog and the social networks will be the process' visible platforms and the place where open debates can be continued.

Organizer : CICC - Tabakalera

Tags : 10penkult, Booksprint, Free Culture



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