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[ecrea] Photomediations: An Open Book

Wed May 06 17:10:27 GMT 2015



We are pleased to announce the launch of Photomediations: An Open Book.
The project redesigns a coffee-table book as an online experience to
produce a creative resource that explores the dynamic relationship
between photography and other media. Photomediations: An Open Book uses
open (libre) content, drawn from various online repositories (Europeana,
Wikipedia Commons, Flickr Commons) and tagged with the CC-BY licence and
other open licences. In this way, the book showcases the possibility of
the creative reuse of image-based digital resources.

Through a comprehensive introduction and four specially commissioned
chapters on light, movement, hybridity and networks that include over
200 images, Photomediations: An Open Book tells a unique story about the
relationship between photography and other media. The book’s four main
chapters are followed by three ‘open’ chapters, which will be populated
with further content over the next 18 months. The three open chapters
are made up of a social space, an online exhibition and an open reader.
A version of the reader, featuring academic and curatorial texts on
photomediations, will be published in a stand-alone book form later in
2015, in collaboration with Open Humanities Press.

Photomediations: An Open Book’s online form allows for easy sharing of
its content with educators, students, publishers, museums and galleries,
as well as any other interested parties. Promoting the socially
significant issues of ‘open access’, ‘open scholarship’ and ‘open
education’, the project also explores a low-cost hybrid publishing model
as an alternative to the increasingly threatened traditional publishing

Photomediations: An Open Book is a collaboration between academics from
Goldsmiths, University of London, and Coventry University. It is part of
Europeana Space, a project funded by the European Union's ICT Policy
Support Programme under GA n° 621037. It is also a sister project to the
curated online site Photomediations Machine:

Project team: Professor Joanna Zylinska, Dr Kamila Kuc, Jonathan Shaw,
Ross Varney, Dr Michael Wamposzyc. Project advisor: Professor Gary Hall.

Visit Photomediations: An Open Book:
Follow us on Twitter: @photomediations
For further enquiries please contact: (j.zylinska /at/

Professor Joanna Zylinska
Department of Media and Communications
Goldsmiths, University of London

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