Concepts & Paradigms

Defining the idea

What is  open source studio: virtual studio space situated in the public space of the global information culture where knowledge is shared & distributed openly and collaboratively.

Some overall concepts & paradigms:

  • virtual studio space for studio-based teaching & event-making
  • integrating online space for critical writing, creation, art-making, documentation
  • focus on process, documentation of process, process as integral to artistic expression and idea-creation
  • live space for creative dialogue, presentation, play, and performance
  • collective forms of narrative, sharing, aggregation
  • the space encourages the fluid, improvisatory nature of the artistic process
  • a “studio of the future” that embraces the network as a medium of creative expression and new pedagogy
  • crosses disciplinary, institutional, cultural, and geographic boundaries
  • based on the need for free experimentation
  • a many-to-many exchange of knowledge amplified by the potentialities of the network
  • challenging propriety forms of intellectual property to embrace the idea of distributed knowledge
  • engage in “publishing” as both an immediate action of creative thinking and an archival system of retrieval
  • embracing the idea of peer-to-peer cultural production to produce a “cultural record” and databased knowledge system
  • erase boundaries of public and provide to participate in the global information society in an exchange with colleagues and participatory readers and audiences
  • the visceral experience of the virtual: creating an immersive experience as a medium for net-based studio
  • participants as authors: meaning that authoring space as a designed medium for creative medium stimulates authorial ownership, rather than creating work in documents. Participants become more invested in the practice of writing as central to their artistic practice.
  • all media types are and associative hyperlinks are integrated into the writing process in the form of the “hyperessay”
  • OSS encourages the sketchbook to be a published document, a critical window into the artist’s thinking and aesthetic evolution, an essential element of the work itself