The Stuff of Culture: The Materiality of the Digital, Felix Stalder


Felix Stalder is researcher, writer and lecturer in media economy at the Academy of Art and Design, Zurich and a managing partner of Openflows (, an international network enterprise focusing on research and development of Open Source technology and culture.

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Felix Stalder, Vienna/Zurich

The lecture is initiated by publishing of the book “Open Cultures and the Nature of Networks” by Felix Stalder, at the end of 2005. The book 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. More about the book and its free download at:

Editor: New Media Center_
Editorial series:
This book is published as part of the "The Note Book" project, initiated by New Media in 2005.
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
Free download of the book in PDF at: english.pdf

After the lecture, the concert of Novi Sad based group took place in the Museum of Contemporary Art. Concert of Novi Sad based rock group, which is publishing its music under the Creative Commons license and by that enables free use, copying, sampling and re-distribution of heir work. Ragman:

The next, public debate took place in Belgrade based O3one Gallery, on the theme "The Stuff of Culture: The Materiality of the Digital" where participants were: Felix Stalder, Vienna/Zurich, Marcell Mars, Zagreb and, Novi Sad. Felix Stalder's lecture in Belgrade are part of the festival “Zoom to Fit”, which is dedicated to visit of Richard Stallman and to the idea of Free Software (GNU/Linux), which will be held from 6 – 12. March in Gallery O3on and in “Dom omladine”, in organization of groups Free Software Network and Full program and additional information, pls find at: i Part of the festival were two lectures held by Richard Stallman. Richard Stallman (alias RMS) is the founder of the free software movement, the GNU project, and the Free Software Foundation. An acclaimed programmer, his major accomplishments include Emacs (and the later GNU Emacs), the GNU C Compiler, and the GNU Debugger. He is also the author of the GNU General Public License (GNU GPL or GPL), the most widely-used free software license, which pioneered the concept of the copyleft.