Shadow Libraries: UbuWeb in Athens ~ curated by: Ilan Manouach (DAI, 2017) and Kenneth Goldsmith ~ In an age where public libraries are an endangered institution, UbuWeb and other collections run by amateur librarians emerge as new, vital topographies of sharing.

13.03.18 | tag: Athens

Shadow Libraries: UbuWeb in Athens
 

In an age where public libraries are an endangered institution, UbuWeb and other collections run by amateur librarians emerge as new, vital topographies of sharing. This symposium and the related workshops explore the conceptual consistency and the ethics of digital preservation and distribution from the practitioners’ perspective. The invited guests will unpack the thingness of these fragile knowledge infrastructures and discuss how their architecture challenges current norms of intellectual property rights, market concentration and control of access. (Full programme)

Curated by:
Ilan Manouach, Kenneth Goldsmith

 
Guests:
Dušan Barok (Monoskop), Vicki Bennett, David Desrimais,
Craig Dworkin, Kenneth Goldsmith, Dina Kelberman,
Marcell Mars (Public Library), Tom McCarthy, Steve McLaughlin,
Emily Segal, Cornelia Sollfrank, Peter Sunde, Prodromos Tsiavos.

Symposia:
Shadow Libraries
Authoring in the Digital Age

Workshops:
Large-scale digital preservation by Steve McLaughlin
Archiving in Style by David Desrimais
Exquisite Corpse by PEOPLE LIKE US (Vicki Bennett)
RULES! A fun time with Dina Kelberman
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a 24h video marathon
Mirror, an audio-visual performance by Vicki Bennett

Free entrance to all the events, on a strictly first come, first served basis.
The distribution of entrance tickets begins one (1) hour before the event.

March 16th-18th. For press requests write here.