Open Art - co-hosted open space session notes
I co-hosted an Open Space session with @alijacs (on twitter). We ran the session as an interactive, collaborative discussion session and expanded the definition of Open Art to include culture, design and other creative activities in order to include the interests and perspectives of the participants.
These are the notes from that session (not necessarily in the original order and not expressive of the entirety of the discourse):
- industrial design
- geeky/arty continuum
- one off contributions vs ongoing support
- distribution mediums
- new models of making $$$
Generic open source platform for open, collaborative art
Flat structure - artists, designers, dws (digital workstation)
Cooperative - exchange artist talents
Useful places + ideas about organizational structure: iwantmyname, Loomio
Do we need a culture shift?
We can't pay our bills if we're always accepting others' use of our work without compensation as 'good exposure'.
#Overheard "No one would ask a surgeon to operate for exposure"
People need to appreciate/learn to appreciate art: time/expertise/effort
Invite the public to see the 'backstage' view
Waiting and paying vs Illegal downloading
Some artists may actively encourage others to access their work through providing USB access to live show recordings, art exhibition data etc.
Can we have fair use without copyright?
The artist is only one element - need to consider downstream effects: employees, recording engineers, distribution and retail impacts etc.
What about artists who don't rely on digital formats? Live experience value
Game of Thrones:
#1 in Spain through illegal downloads though never released there (access creating new markets)
Early release of new season episodes - marketing ploy?
Culture, pirating, impatience, immediate gratification, 'everyone' can get it (in theory) vs personal choice to wait for official release, principles, creatives refraining from illegal downloads as a form of 'do unto others'
What does respect for artists look like?
What is the future?
Future of machine automation: human creativity and ingenuity will set us apart, potential increase in value, 'premium product/service'