The book “Open Cultures and the Nature of Networks” by Felix Stalder speaks upon contemporary aspects of cultural production and consumption, ranging from the de-centering of authorship, which moves away from individuals to groups, networks or communities, to the blurring of the line between artists and their audiences, the organization of cultural industries, the adaptation of intellectual property law, the future development of technology, the status of a work of art itself and the other processes inspired by movement for Free and Open Source Software. The book contains his 11 essays writen in last eight years. More about the book and its free download at: http://www.kuda.org/kudaread_oc.htm

Felix Stalder is researcher, writer and lecturer in media economy at the Academy of Art and Design, Zurich and a managing partner of Openflows (www.openflows.org), an international network enterprise focusing on research and development of Open Source technology and culture. More about Felix's work at: http://felix.openflows.org

This book is published as part of the "The Note Book" project, initiated by New Media Center_kuda.org in 2005.

Editor: New Media Center_ kuda.org
Editorial series: kuda.read
Translations: Orfeas Skutelis, Nikolina Kneževic, Ákos Gerold
Proof reading, texts in English language: Fiona Thorn
Proof reading, texts in Serbian language: Milica Skutelis, Branka Curcic
Design: Predrag Nikolic and kuda.org
Lithography and Print: Futura, Novi Sad
Print run: 500
Leading publisher and local distribution: Futura publikacije Novi Sad, Serbia and Montenegro
ISBN 86-7188-049-4
Co-publisher: Sarajevo Center for Contemporary Art (SCCA)
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Co-publisher and the main distributor: Revolver - Archiv für aktuelle Kunst, Frankfurt am Main
ISBN 3-86588-211-0

Order the book from Revolver: http://revolver-books.de/w3NoM.php?nodeId=675

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