[spectre] Radical Open Access: Experiments in (Post-)Publishing Symposium

Gary Hall mail at garyhall.info
Thu Sep 16 11:03:05 CEST 2021


Janneke Adema, Joanna Zylinska, Danny Snelson Davin Heckman and myself 
will be speaking at the event underneath, organised as part of the 
Post-Publishing programme (https://www.post-publishing.org/) in 
collaboration with Mark Amerika and co. at UC Boulder. There's also a 
Clinic for Open Source Arts in the afternoon which might be of interest. 
All times are in US Mountain Time.

The event website with all the information is here (also copied 
underneath): https://nickoal.github.io/Radical-Open-Access-Symposium/

Cheers, Gary


Radical Open Access: Experiments in (Post-)Publishing Symposium
Friday, 1 October 2021

With the demise of traditional gatekeepers, we are witnessing the rapid 
rise of alternative modes of both scholarly publishing and distribution 
as well as the artistic exhibition of computer generated works of art in 
digital environments. The rise of open access and collaborative 
platforms are in fact blurring the distinctions between publishing as a 
significant force of cultural activity in both contemporary art and 
leading-edge academic venues.

In this context, the symposium will question the current corporatized 
systems of academic publishing and the commercial-driven art museum and 
upmarket gallery systems, as well as serve as a forum to interrogate new 
models of collective action for collaborating on, creating, and sharing 
scholarship and art. This event has been organised in collaboration with 
the Post-Publishing programme (https://www.post-publishing.org) at the 
Centre for Postdigital Cultures (Coventry University, UK), and forms 
part of a series of symposia exploring contemporary approaches to 
experimental publishing.

The Radical Open Access: Experiments in (Post-)Publishing Symposium will 
be a hybrid event, with a mix of remote and onsite participation at the 
University of Colorado Boulder on Friday, 1 October 2021. This event 
will be followed by a “Clinic for Open Source Arts (COSA).”

Light breakfast, refreshments and lunch will be provided. We look 
forward to seeing you there!


The event is free and open to all virtually, with in-person registration 
limited to 25 people for the symposium and 15 for the COSA. Register 
here (url: https://forms.gle/26c1SuDt1pBXwuQWA). Confirmations with zoom 
information with be sent the week of the event.
Schedule (Mountain Time)

     9:00 Catered breakfast [CBIS, Norlin Library]
     9:25 Introductions
     9:30 Keynote: Joanna Zylinska (speaking virtually)
     9:55 Keynote: Gary Hall (speaking virtually)
     10:20 Keynote: Janneke Adema (speaking virtually)
     10:45 Q&A with keynote speakers
     11:15 Presentation: Danny Snelson (speaking in person)
     11:35 Presentation: Davin Heckman (speaking in person)
     11:55 Q&A
     12:15 Catered Lunch [around the corner in N410, Norlin Library]
     12:30-2:30pm Clinic for Open Source Arts [N410, Norlin Library, 
speaking in person]

Speakers and Biographies


Joanna Zylinska is a writer, lecturer, artist, curator, and – according 
to the ImageNet Roulette’s algorithm – a ‘mediatrix’. She is Professor 
of Media Philosophy & Critical Digital Practice in the Department of 
Digital Humanities at King’s College London. The author of many books – 
including The End of Man: A Feminist Counterapocalypse (University of 
Minnesota Press, 2018), Nonhuman Photography (MIT Press, 2017) and 
Minimal Ethics for the Anthropocene (Open Humanities Press, 2014) – she 
is also involved in more experimental and collaborative publishing 
projects, such as Photomediations (Open Humanities Press, 2016). Her own 
art practice involves playing with different kinds of image-based media.

Gary Hall is Professor of Media in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities at 
Coventry University, UK, where he co-directs the Centre for Postdigital 
Cultures, which brings together media theorists, practitioners, 
activists and artists. In 1999 he co-founded the critical theory journal 
Culture Machine, an early champion of open access in the humanities, 
while in 2006 he co-founded Open Humanities Press, the first open access 
publishing house explicitly dedicated to critical and cultural theory. 
Recent publications include The Inhumanist Manifesto (Techne Lab, 2017), 
Pirate Philosophy (MIT Press, 2016) and The Uberfication of the 
University (Minnesota UP, 2016). He is currently completing a monograph 
titled Liberalism Must Be Defeated for Joanna Zylinska’s new 
Media:Art:Write:Now series.

Janneke Adema (she/her) is a cultural and media theorist working in the 
fields of (book) publishing and digital culture. She is an Assistant 
Professor in Digital Media at The Centre for Postdigital Cultures 
(Coventry University). In her research she explores the future of 
scholarly communications and experimental forms of knowledge production, 
where her work incorporates processual and performative publishing, 
radical open access, post-publishing, scholarly poethics, media studies, 
book history, cultural studies, and critical theory. She explores these 
issues in depth in her various publications, but also by supporting a 
variety of scholar-led, not-for-profit publishing projects, including 
the Radical Open Access Collective, Open Humanities Press, ScholarLed, 
and Post Office Press (POP), and the Research England and Arcadia funded 
Community-Led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs (COPIM) 
project, on which she is Co-PI. She has recently published her monograph 
Living Books. Experiments in the Posthumanities (MIT Press, 2021). You 
can follow her research on openreflections.wordpress.com.

Clinic for Open Source Arts

Chris Coleman was born in West Virginia and he received his MFA from 
SUNY Buffalo in New York. His work includes sculptures, videos, creative 
coding and interactive installations. Coleman has had his work in 
exhibitions and festivals in more than 25 countries including Brazil, 
Argentina, Singapore, Finland, the U.A.E., Italy, Germany, France, 
China, the UK, Latvia, and across North America. He currently resides in 
Denver, CO and is a Professor of Emergent Digital Practices and the 
Director of the Clinic for Open Source Arts at the University of Denver.

The Clinic for Open Source Arts will host conversations around open 
source digital tools for creativity. Discussions will include what tools 
are out there, issues around using open source at the University, and 
how educational institutions can be involved in supporting and 
contributing to the open source creative ecosystem.


Danny Snelson is a writer, editor, and archivist working as an Assistant 
Professor in the Department of English at UCLA. His online editorial 
work can be found on PennSound, Eclipse, UbuWeb, and the EPC. He is the 
publisher of Edit Publications and founding editor of the Jacket2 
Reissues project. His books include Apocalypse Reliquary: 1984-2000 
(Monoskop, 2018), Radios (Make Now, 2016), EXE TXT (Gauss PDF, 2015), 
Epic Lyric Poem (Troll Thread, 2014), and Inventory Arousal with James 
Hoff (Bedford Press/Architectural Association, 2011). With Mashinka 
Firunts Hakopian and Avi Alpert, he performs as one-third of the 
academic performance group Research Service. He is currently developing 
a manuscript exploring online collections of art and letters entitled 
The Little Database: A Poetics of Formats. His work across media formats 
may be found at http://dss-edit.com

Davin Heckman is the author of A Small World: Smart Houses and the Dream 
of the Perfect Day (Duke UP, 2008). He is Managing Director of the 
Consortium on Electronic Literature (cellproject.net) and serves on the 
board of the Electronic Literature Organization, electronic book review, 
Rhizomes.net, Hyperrhiz, and other venues for experimental media and 
theory. He is Professor of Mass Communication at Winona State 
University, where he teaches courses on creative digital media 
storytelling and media theory.


College of Media, Communication & Information (CMCI), Practice-Based 
Research and Digital Humanities Group
Intermedia Art, Writing and Performance (IAWP)
Center for Research Data & Digital Scholarship
Coventry University Centre for Post Digital Cultures
Arts & Sciences Support of Education Through Technology (ASSETT)
Research & Innovation Office

Our Organizers at CU Boulder

Mark Amerika, Professor, Intermedia Art, Writing and Performance, CU Boulder
Melissa Cantrell, Assistant Professor and Scholarly Communications 
Librarian, CU Boulder
Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara, Assistant Professor and Digital Scholarship 
Librarian, CU Boulder

Gary Hall
Professor of Media
Director of the Centre for Postdigital Cultures, Faculty of Arts & Humanities, Coventry University:



Book (open access): A Stubborn Fury: How Writing Works in Elitist Britain:

Chapter (open access): ‘Postdigital Politics’, in Cornelia Sollfrank, Shuhsa Niederberger and Felix Stalder, eds, Aesthetics of the Commons:

Video: 'Can We Unlearn Liberal Individualism: Gary Hall in Conversation with Carolina Rito About A Stubborn Fury: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CQiRCib_AU

Podcasts: 'Writing Against Elitism with "A Stubborn Fury"': https://anchor.fm/aposthumanities/episodes/S2E6-Gary-Hall-Writing-against-elitism-with-A-Stubborn-Fury-e166bip

'The Uberfication of the University - with Gary Hall': https://soundcloud.com/user-230862454/the-uberfication-of-the-university

Blog posts: 'Combinatorial Books - Gathering Flowers', with Janneke Adema and Gabriela Méndez Cota: https://copim.pubpub.org/pub/combinatorial-books-gathering-flowers-part-i/release/1

'Pluriversal Socialism - The Very Idea': http://mediatheoryjournal.org/gary-hall-pluriversal-socialism-the-very-idea/

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