- Pilot Coordinator: GOLDSMITHS
- Participant: COVUNI
What would an elegant coffee-table book look line online?
The Pilot will explore this question by producing a creative multi-platform resource, called an ‘open book’, about the dynamic relationship between photography and other media. Titled Photomediations: An Open Book, the resource will use open content, drawn from Europeana and other online repositories, and run on open software.
The ‘open book’ will include several chapters – such as Photography and Time, Becoming Media or The Ecology of Images – containing visual and textual material on different aspects of photomedia. They will followed by two ‘open’ chapters: an online exhibition and a discussion forum. A call for works to artists from Europe and beyond will be issued to participate in the exhibition.
The Pilot has two main goals:
- to popularise the availability of online image-based resources by making extensive use of material that uses CC-BY Licence or similar open licences
- to devise an alternative business model for using ‘open and hybrid publishing’ with regard to digital image-based heritage and sharing it with others: educators, students, publishers, museums and galleries and digital heritage organisations.
The Pilot will be tested in an ‘open class’ with tutors and students, and a hackathon to be held in Athens. The findings will be presented at an international symposium.
Photomediations Machine, http://photomediationsmachine.net/, online open space curated by Prof. Joanna Zylinska (the pilot leader) – which will act as a sister project to this pilot