[iDC] Art, Lifestyle & Globalisation

Andreas Schiffler aschiffler at www2.ferzkopp.net
Sat Mar 31 14:09:45 EDT 2007

> On 3/28/07, *dew.harrison at rgu.ac.uk <mailto:dew.harrison at rgu.ac.uk>* 
> <dew.harrison at rgu.ac.uk <mailto:dew.harrison at rgu.ac.uk>> wrote:
>     > How do the principals and aesthetics of open source and
>     democratic media sit alongside corporate products (iPod etc)?

Wow, that is nice "blend" of words ...

I'd like to respond - being a proponent, creator and user of open 
source: the software. But I feel the strong need to ask the author (or 
anyone else really) to give this question a bit more direction.

Let me dissect for a start; we can then reassemble in a response. 
Principles of open source? Aesthetics of open source? Open source equals 
media? Democratic media? OSS moving in parallel with corporate products? 
Or on a collision course? Friends of foes? Is OSS changing, or it just 
IS? What makes the iPod so special that is used as an example for 
"corporate"? Its design aesthetics? Being a global or lifestyle product?

Bye, Andreas

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