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Opening (for one night only): 12 June 2012, 4.30–9.00pm
Living Space Internet Café
1 Coral Street
London SE1 7BE

Public Access is an exhibition of Internet-based works by a group of artists originating from the Americas. The exhibition is presented as a ‘Speed Show’, which has become popular exhibition format in the US, but is the first of its kind in the UK. Conceived by artist Aram Bartholl in 2010, a speed show entails creating a gallery private view for browser based Internet art in a public cyber-café for one night. The exhibition format is free and can be applied by anyone, anywhere, any time.

Artists:
Eduardo Navas
Jon Rafman
Parker Ito
Double Happiness
Geraldine Juárez
River of the Net
Natalie Bookchin
Kristin Lucas
Caleb Larsen
Gustavo Romano
B.Troemel and J.Vingiano

With contributions of: Kenneth Goldsmith, Marialaura Ghidini, Marc Garrett
Curated by Rachel Falconer, Ruth Hogan, Augustina Matuseviciute and Youna Shin from the Curating Contemporary Art programme at the Royal College of Art.

http://public-access.org.uk/
http://speedshow.net/

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I was helping out recently with the final touches of the spanish version of a very cool research (really!) that focus on copyright enforcement, piracy and copy cultures: Media Piracy in Emerging Economies:

“By locating piracy within histories of non-elite media practices, we have tried to avoid definitions of piracy as theft or crime and focus instead on how pirate practices weave into existing social relations while at the same time transforming them.”

So language is power and when it comes to naming phenomena related to culture, internet and copying, the struggle over language has resulted in interesting misuses that has led to labels like pirates, whom i salute!

Those who want to control the way our culture propagate started a very vicious trend years ago by referring to the very normalized practice of copyright infringement as “theft”. There have been many attempts to explain why this is not the case. Many. At this point most people know (even supreme courts!) that infringement does not equal theft — yet there is lot of stuff that makes your eyes bleed and end up distorting the debate.

ENFORCE! is a corrective bookmarklet that force your webpage to refer to copyright infringement, copying, monopoly and culture by its proper names.

*Drag the bookmarklet to your browser toolbar and enforce at all times needed!

ENFORCE!
Test ENFORCE! on this classic Lorem Ipsum:

You wouldn’t steal a car.
You wouldn’t steal a handbag.
You wouldn’t steal a mobile phone.
You wouldn’t steal a DVD.
Downloading pirated films is stealing.
Stealing is against the law.
Piracy: It’s a crime.

Steal the disciplinary code.

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Playlist

1.Terminal- Com Truise
2.Transparency (How to Dress Well Rework) – d’Eon
3.Castles in the Grave – John Maus Demos
4.With Every Heartbeat (Nacey Bootleg)- Ludens Screw
5.I’ll Take Care Of You – Gil Scott-Heron And Jamie xx
6.A handsome stranger called death – Com Truise Remix
7.Ingen Tror På Kärlek - Anton Kristiansson
8.SPOOK x JERKBOW x TOLD YA
9.Flightwave – Com Truise
10.MindKilla – Gang Gang Dance
11.Fatima AlQadiri – Muslim Trance
12.Child Soldier – Oneohtrix Point Never
13.Supersymmetry – Laurel Halo

Download (mp3 108 MB)
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Posted on December 25, 2011

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You might remember i got kicked out of a MAFIAA hearing in Mexico just for tweeting about a secret copyright trade agreement called ACTA. Boing Boing and TechDirt have fun details about it.

Lots of people have been involved in the fight against this insane legal weapon designed behind closed doors to protect the 1%. Unfortunately the United States and 7 other countries already sign it. México has pulled out for the moment and Europe still could do something to smash ACTA, once and for all.

Our friends at La Quadrature du Net in France released an awesome video that already have more than 500K views on the tube. You may share it, copy it and remix it.

Got it? Do something. Internet is for the 99%.

More at http://lqdn.fr/acta.

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