I currently work as a senior lecturer at the Willem de Kooning Academie and the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, where I teach, research and advice on the development of free and open source practices within art and design education. I am also a PhD candidate at the Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London, researching the creative misunderstandings between art, politics and the law within free culture.
This interest in free software and open source software derived cultural areas is not new. For more than a decade I have contributed to several projects that relate, in a way or another, to the topic of free culture in its broadest interpretation. In that sense, I am as much interested in the narrow techno-legal implementation of free culture, as in its roots and its cultural diffusion and defusion, as we can witness it today through the increasing popularity of terms such as “freedom” and “openness.”
Practically speaking I have been involved in “make art,” a festival for artists using and writing free software; “Puredyne‚” a live GNU/Linux distribution for media art; “FLOSS+Art,” the first collection of essays on FLOSS and media art; “Naked on Pluto,” a free software Facebook game about privacy and communication mediation within proprietary and commercial social network software. My latest collaboration is the “SKOR Codex,” a public domain dedicated publication documenting the life at a disappearing art institution in the Netherlands.
I am always up for talking about free culture and the impact of free software and open source software on art and design practices. Feel free to contact me!