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Open Source in Collaborative Arts Praxis

Margarita Benitez and Markus Vogl work within a collaborative art praxis called //benitez_vogl. //benitez_vogl concentrates on open source projects such as the development of the open source loom, interactive installations and applications and co-configuration tools.
For this particular presentation we propose a brief breakdown on how our collaborations’ work and to inform about 3 of our current projects:
OSLOOM (short for OPEN SOURCE LOOM) is a project aimed at creating an open source electromechanical thread-controlled floor loom that will be computer controlled.
S.A.R.A. is an interactive software application (App) written for mobile computing devices, that creates its own sounds and visuals based on the camera recorded video input. The App will be available for download at no cost under creative commons agreements.
Coded :: Fashion is a project at the intersection of new media and fashion design. It investigates the role of the designer and consumer.

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  1. What are the advantages and disadvantages of a collaborative art praxis?
  2. How can open source fit into one's arts praxis?
  3. How to fund open source projects?
  4. Licensing, copyright and Intellectual property.
  5. The changing role of producers and consumers.



Margarita Benitez, artist, //benitez_vogl

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