Nominated for the Open Web Award are three projects that critically consider and make use of the potential of the Open Web. They have an online component, implement open and free technology and facilitate participation and collaboration. Drumbeat Project Producer Henrik Moltke represented award partner Mozilla at the jury session.
From 15 October 2010 the nominated works will be made available on the Mozilla Drumbeat Platform for a public vote that will determine the winner of this award.
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.
transmediale and CTM are pleased to welcome five key personalities in the fields of digital art and culture as the jury for the transmediale Award 2011 and, for the first Open Web Award: Curator and media arts researcher Defne Ayas, artist, critic and early internet activist Micz Flor, New York based artist and professor Marisa Olson, installation artist and author Brandon LaBelle, and Amsterdam based author and researcher Matteo Pasquinelli . Drumbeat platform developer Henrik Moltke joins the jury for Open Web Award 2011 selection.
The Booki Mobile takes book making to the next step and will be at transmediale.11 from 1 – 6 February. Here you can make real printed copies of your books! Moreover, Adam Hyde, one of the creators of Booki, will be hosting a workshop on Friday 4 February where you can learn more about Booki.
In this workshop Dmytri Kleiner, creator of Thimbl, the free, Open Source, distributed micro-blogging alternative will talk about how Thimbl came into existence and what makes it different from other social networks. Dmytri will also show preregistered participants how to get webhosts, Internet service-providers or system administrators to provide accounts so that they can use the Thimbl for their own creative practices.
At transmediale.10 the transnational open source team FLOSS Manuals led by Adam Hyde (nz) created one of their legendary Book Sprints (Collaborative Futures), producing a complete publication from scratch in only five days. After this testing of the Booki platform they have now been nominated with Booki itself -- an extensive online platform allowing anyone to create books independently and collaboratively.
Evan Roth (us) is another name you might remember from transmediale.10 as well as a diverse range of projects worldwide. Then nominated for the transmediale Award as one of the F.A.T. Lab members, Roth is now nominated with this solo-project---a software allowing graffiti artists to archive, analyse and process their bodily writing gestures.
The Berlin collective Telekommunisten has created a microblogging platform based, at its core, on a protocol from the 1970s. Thimbl intends to provide us with a single, multipoint web hosting service instead of us having to surf between a variety of social networks, email servers, website hosts etc.
transmediale in collaboration with Mozilla have announced the creation of the new Open Web Award 2011 a special third platform for radical, creative and innovative art works and projects that: > are on the web and about the web > use open and free technology > incite participation and/or collaboration