FADfest Barcelona Desing Festival
James Bridle

James Bridle

Metaphors considered harmful

Ele Carpenter

Ele Carpenter

Open Source Embroidery & Embroidery Digital Commons: participatory production and distribution

Alfons Cornella

Alfons Cornella

Why the world will be co- or will not be

Javier de la Cueva

Javier de la Cueva

Design: Licenses, Copyright and New Formulas

Tomas Díez

Tomas Díez

Fab Lab Network: distributed and collective intelligence

Alastair Fuad-Luke

Alastair Fuad-Luke

Pause, reflect, activate, impact: Co-designing consensus and dissensus for positive societal impacts

Marcos García

Marcos García

MediaLab Prado: Citizens’ labs for the collaborative prototype

Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico

Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico

REFF. A global fake institution for the systematic reinvention of reality by AOS – Art is Open Source

Ronen Kadushin

Ronen Kadushin

Open Design: Products in a networked culture

Ignasi Labastida

Ignasi Labastida

Design: Licenses, Copyright and New Formulas

Aitor Méndez

Aitor Méndez

The politics of language in graphic design: distributed graphic art

Santiago Orós

Santiago Orós

Design: Licenses, Copyright and New Formulas

Renny Ramakers

Renny Ramakers

Droog – Design For Download

Laurence Rassel

Laurence Rassel

Combinatory arts, a collective working platform

Zoe Romano

Zoe Romano

OpenWear.org: from open source branding to collaborative clothing

Mario Sol Muntañola

Mario Sol Muntañola

Design: Licenses, Copyright and New Formulas

Pieter Jan Stappers

Pieter Jan Stappers

Researcher, facilitator, co-creator: new roles for designers and others

José Luis de Vicente

José Luis de Vicente

Design: Licenses, Copyright and New Formulas

Gregory Vincent

Gregory Vincent

Sponsume: Crowdfunding for creative minds

Victor Viña

Victor Viña

DIY in context: From bricolaje to jugaad

Embroidered Digital Commons: Ubiquity

The ‘Embroidered Digital Commons’ is an artwork faciltiated by Ele Carpenter as part of the Open Source Embroidery project, utilising social and digital connectivity. This distributed embroidery aims to collectively stitch terms from: “A Concise Lexicon of/for the Digital Commons” written by the Raqs Media Collective, as a practical way of close-reading and discusing the text and it’s current meaning. Each term is chosen in relation to the specific context of its production through group workshops, conferences and events. The terms of the lexicon are: Access, Bandwidth, Code, Data, Ensemble, Fractal, Gift, Heterogeneous, Iteration, Kernal, Liminal, Meme, Nodes, Orbit, Portability, Quotidian, Rescension, Site, Tools, Ubiquity, Vector, Web, Xenophilly, Yarn, and Zone.

As part of the conference, attendees took part in the embroidery of the term:

 

“Ubiquity: Everywhere-ness. The capacity to be in more than one site. The simple fact of heterogeneous situation, a feature of the way in which clusters of memes, packets of data, orbit and remain extant in several nodal points within a system. The propensity of a meme towards ubiquity increases with every iteration, for once spoken, it always already exists again and elsewhere. It begins to exist and be active (even if dormantly) in the person spoken to as well as in the speaker. Stories, and the kernels of ideas travel in this way. A rescension, when in orbit, crosses the paths of its variants. The zone where two orbits intersect is usually the site of an active transaction and transfer of meanings. Each rescension, carries into its own trajectory memes from its companion. In this way, through the encounters between rescensions, ideas spread, travel and tend towards ubiquity. That which is everywhere is difficult to censor, that which is everywhere has no lack of allies. To be ubiquitous is to be present and dispersed in ‘no-des’. Sometimes, ubiquity is the only effective answer to censorship and isolation.”

 

Click here for further information on the Embroidered Digital Commons artwork.

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop powered by BAU, School of Design
Special thanks to Isabel Pacho and Sara Rubio for their support and enthusiasm helping with the workshop.