Yes, OXCARS (The biggest free/libre event ever) and International Forum on Access to Culture and Knowledge in the Digital Era Organization and Action (FCForum) are back!
(Barcelona & online)
Oxcars: 28 October, 21ºº h Sala Apolo, Nou de la Rambla, 113, Barcelona. Metro: Paral.lel
Fcforum: 28 -31 October, http://www.fcforum.net/10
Like every other year and this one more than ever EXGAE invites everybody to participate in the 3rd oXcars edition, the greatest free culture event of all times, in collaboration with Conservas and Telenoika -also EXGAE members- and this year with the help of Red SOStenible and the social networks.Artists from all the spheres of national and international culture participate in a full surprise gala for demanding that culture stop being a merchandise of the cultural industries lobbies.
In the name of the artists they put obstacles on our access to knowledge even though artist dont support them. The civil society reclaim the lost profit to all knowledge that is being retained and steal from the public use in the name of private benefits. We dont want to nurture generations of cultural parasites, we want a cultural field, alive and productive.
Over 100 artists will contribute on this 100% SGAE-free event (SGAE = Spanish General Society of authors and editors), including the writer José Luis Sampedro, member of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE), the writer Belén Gopegui, and the famous gastroblogger Txaber Allué, as well as At Versaris, Kate Madison, Akram Khan, Ploomba, Koulomek and other surprises that were not going to give away, like an starting appearance of the Pinkertones.
October 28th, 21ºº hrs.- Sala Apolo, Nou de la Rambla, 113, Barcelona Metro: Paral.lel
Tickets for the oxcards: Help bonus already on sale (3,55)
; Or buy them at Calle Sant Pau 58 Bajos Barcelona Monday to Friday 10h to 14h and 17h to 20h Phone 933020630
The FCForum 2010
Citizens will continue to work on the task of conceiving a digital era that is sustainable and benefits everybody. The oXcars will be followed by the 3-day FCForum, the 2nd International Forum on Access to Culture and Knowledge in the Digital Era, which is organised by EXGAE together with the international FCForum platform, in collaboration with Arts Santa Mònica.
The FCForum 2010 will assemble the main organisations and active voices in the world of Culture, free/libre knowledge and the new forms of cultural production and distribution..
Among the more than 50 participants, will be Johanna Blakley, an American researcher on global entertainment with the exciting thesis that the key of the success of the fashion industry is no intellectual property.
Notorious examples of New Cultural Entrepreneurs will come, like the Americans Kickstarter, whose business model is being the facilitators between the artist, fans and producers. Their most recent commercial prodigy: raising 30.000 dollars in 3 days for the production of the documentary about The Pirate Bay, The worlds most resilient bittorrent site.
The former creator of the legendary The Pirate Bay will also come: Magnus Eriksson and Peter Sunde, who recently created Flattr.com, a micropayments system for downloading content that works like an Internet tip jar.
The Germans from Freibank will also come. After the experiences on the famous band Einstürzende Neubauten, they set up a distribution cooperative of copyright.
We will also count with the presence of Peter Jenner, best known as Pink Floyds manager. He also represented artists like T Rex, Ian Dury, Roy Harper and The Clash.
The FCForum is a open space to all citizens, to everybody who is seriously working towards achieving a legal and economically sustainable future. For citizens and for artists. The SGAE has always refused to participate.
Check out the programe: http://2010.fcforum.net/program/
See you there!
How to join the Fcforum online?
OXCARS 2010: http://oxcars10.exgae.net/en/
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