Open Web Book Sprint

Open Web Book Sprint

The Book Sprinters with their accomplished work at the .CHB
The Book Sprinters with their accomplished work at the .CHB

The 2011 Open Web Book Sprint, the follow-up to the 2010 Collaborative Futures Book Sprint, took place at the Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (.CHB), between 17 and 21 January 2011, in the lead up to transmediale.11. During this time six sprinters – Michelle  Thorne, Christopher Lee Adams, Jon Phillips, Alejandra Perez, Mick Fuzz and Barry Threw – were 'locked' into a room at .CHB to produce an entire book from scratch. This year's sprint was also facilitated by Adam Hyde from FLOSS Manuals, with a book that intends to define the contours of what an Open Web should and could be, and why it is essential for guaranteeing our own cultural expression and freedoms.

The Web was meant to be Everything.

 

The Internet as a whole has now assumed an unparalleled role globally as THE technology of global commerce and communication. The World Wide Web however, from its very inception was designed to be a free and open medium through which human knowledge is created, accessed and exchanged. But, that Web is in danger of coming to a close ...

 

The 2011 Open Web Book Sprint, the follow-up to the 2010 Collaborative Futures Book Sprint, took place at the Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (.CHB), between 17 and 21 January 2011, in the lead up to transmediale.11. During this time six sprinters – Michelle  Thorne, Christopher Lee Adams, Jon Phillips, Alejandra Perez, Mick Fuzz and Barry Threw – were 'locked' into a room at .CHB to produce an entire book from scratch. This year's sprint was also facilitated by Adam Hyde from FLOSS Manuals, with a book that intends to define the contours of what an Open Web should and could be, and why it is essential for guaranteeing our own cultural expression and freedoms.

 
An Open Web, published with a limited run as the transmediale.11 parcours 4 edition, the book will be available for sale at the festival, or afterwards as an e-pub online via flossmanuals.net or lulu.com.

Published under a creative commons license CC-BY-SA
You can also edit this book at: booki.flossmanuals.net/an-open-web

 

On 4 February, 12:00–15:00 you can meet Adam and the sprinters at the Booki Workshop & Booki Mobile event in the Open Zone.

 

A cooperation between transmediale.11 and FLOSS Manuals together with .CHB

 

 

 

 

 

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