Futuro no Presente - Livro Colaborativo Futurity now

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    Between 17 – 23 January 2010 transmediale, together with FLOSS

    Manuals, hosted an experimental Book Sprint focussing on the festival
    theme FUTURITY NOW!. The Book Sprint, an intensive and innovative
    methodology for the rapid development of books saw five people locked
    in a room in Berlin's IMA Design Village for five days to produce a
    book with the sole guiding meme being the title – Collaborative
    Futures. They had to create the concept, write the book, and output
    it to print in 5 days.

    Collaborative Futures was facilitated by Adam Hyde and written by
    Mike Linksvayer, Alan Toner, Marta Peirano, Michael Mandiberg and
    Mushon Zer-Aviv with a number of guests who contributed chapters and
    passages. The process opened up a new and networked discussion
    focusing on a new vocabulary of the forms, media and goals of
    collaborative digital practice. As the transmediale.10 publication
    the Book Sprint was based on an idea by Adam Hyde and Stephen Kovats to enact the festival notion of futurity in the form of a flash
    Aleksandar Erkalovic in part developed and tested the alpha version
    of the 'booki' collaborative platform live and on-site with which
    'Collaborative Futures' was created.

    The contents of the book are now available online, and a special
    limited edition of 200 copies featuring a great cover designed by
    Laleh Torabi will be available for sale during transmediale.10,
    opening next Tuesday Feb 02, at the House of World Cultures in Berlin.

    For an e-pub and pdf version:

    with some great pics and more info on the process at FLOSS Manuals:

    02 - 07 February 2010
    House of World Cultures Berlin
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