Make it shareable – Bits of my talk at Interactivos 2015

  At the beginning of December 2015 I was in Madrid for “Objects in common” seminar session at Medialab Prado. Here’s the summary of my talk and below the slides: Open source projects are focused on involving a community of users and engaging them in different ways. It’s not only a matter of uploading a file, or some code. The process of sharing is a complex effort of internal and external communication: it’s about understanding the immaterial value that can be exchanged among the people participating but also the limits and obstacles you encounter on your path of growth. In the last 10 years, the debate around open source has been growing in unexpected areas of the socalled “creative industries”. From software, code and computer’s operating systems (like Linux), open source moved to content creation, knowledge, art, journalism, photography, music. Thanks to the power of the web and the accessibility of personal computers and mobile phones connected to it, it

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The Journal of Design Strategies on Alternative Fashion Systems

Pascale Gatzen and Otto von Busch  are the Guest Editors of The Journal of Design Strategies Volume 7  titled Alternative Fashion Systems and containing the edited transcript of the presentation I gave at Parsons 3 years ago: “From Open Source Branding to Collaborative Clothing”. The following article is the letter from the editors, opening the Volume: