(cc)alpsSalon: open everything with Michel Bauwens

11.09.2009, 7:30 pm
In cooperation with net culture lab, Österreichische Computergesellschaft,
Creative Commons Austria
RaumD, qdk, quartier 21, MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

In autumn 2009 the (cc)alpsSalon in collaboration with the netculturelab shows the bigger picture behind free culture. Openness, whether it is open design or open innovation, it all sums up in open everything, representing the core and the ethos behind projects of this kind.

Open everything can be described as the sum of it's pieces. Platforms, blueprints, applications, media collections – although it is hard to show what emerges from this ethos, the (cc)alpsSalon launches the first attempt by providing an online mind map in order to encourage everyone to contribute in order to make open everything understandable as it is – the seed for collaboration of various people to create something bigger. Openness makes it possible.

Just a few people are able to give an satisfying answer to the question what open everything actually is, the overview in the mind map provides the base for the actual explanation. The (cc)alpsSalon therefore invited MICHEL BAUWENS to answer this question, giving an overview on the past and recent
development of this idea, showing the potential for everyone providing and using open materials, sources, designs – simply everything.

One of the most impressive realisations of this ethos is open source ecology (OSE), a project that aims to create an open source community focused on sustainability, ecological responsibility and freedom for the individual. FRANZ NAHRADA will give an insight on what this innovative idea is all about
and will thereby show, how the concept of open everything can be realised within communities, which are willing to live openness, every day.

Society is shaped by many factors, culture and technologies are some of the most critical ones. The technological side of open everything provides the base for a culture of “makers” which marks a shift from mass production to self made or self designed products. This do it yourself (DIY) culture is dependant on improvement by sharing experiences and ideas. RALF SCHLATTERBECK shows us, how this community is working and benefiting from the ethos of open everything.

The (cc)alpsSalon invites everyone who is looking for new inputs that makes exchange beneficial, collaboration easier and innovation possible. See you in Autumn 2009 - Vienna.