Author: Felix Stalder
Title: Open Cultures and the Nature of Networks
Editor: New Media Center_
Editorial series:
This book is published as part of the “The Note Book” project, initiated by New Media in 2005.
Translations: Orfeas Skutelis, Nikolina Knežević, Ákos Gerold
Proof reading, texts in English language: Fiona Thorn
Proof reading, texts in Serbian language: Milica Skutelis, Branka Ćurčić
Design: Predrag Nikolić and
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
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Open Cultures and the Nature of Networks


5 “The Note Book” Project, introduction by
7 Introduction by Felix Stalder


12 The Stuff of Culture
19 Open Source, Open Society?
23 Culture Without Commodities: From Dada to Open Source and Beyond
30 Cultural Innovation Between Copyleft, Creative Commons and Public Domain
45 Sharing and Hoarding: Are the Digital Commons Tragic?
49 The Age of Media Autonomy
56 One-size-doesn’t-fit-all


62 Information Ecology
66 Fragmented Places and Open Societies
71 The Status of Objects in the Space of Flows
79 Global Financial Markets and the Bias of Networks

87 List of Sources
88 Credits for the Illustrations in the Book
89 Biography of the Author and the Editor
91 Production and Support

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