Open Platforms for Creativity and Collaboration

Programmable Media I

March 2007

Supported by New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Pace Digital Gallery

Programmable Media I: Open Platforms for Creativity and Collaboration, a one day symposium held on March 2, 2007 at Pace University (and in Second Life), explored two forms of current practice. First, the creation of original software to create tools and services for creative and social use, such as a freely available 3-D drawing tool and musical instrument, or a public commons meta layer conceived as a continuous public space for collaboration. Second, the creation of original work using the tools available within open platforms such as Second Life and MySpace to build community and raise awareness.