Published 01 December 2020
Art theorist, philosopher and Emeritus Professor at Flinders University Donald Brook advocates 'detached contemplation' as the most desirable, appropriate and potentially rewarding response to art.
Art History Librarian at the Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide Margaret Hosking explains the way fees and access are currently worked out for copyright materials in teaching at universities in Australia.
Published December 2009
Floating Life: Contemporary Aboriginal Fibre Art
Curator: Diane Moon
Queensland Art Gallery
1 August – 18 October 2009
Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA : an architectural intervention
Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF), Sydney
3 July – 26 September 2009
Campbelltown Arts Centre Director Lisa Havilah writes about the crucial importance of catalogues to artists. Famous Chinese artist Ai Weiwei had his first international survey exhibition at Campbelltown in partnership with Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation. The incentive for Ai Weiwei was that a 2,000 print run book on his art would be published.
Shelter: On Kindness
Curators: Suzanne Davies with Vanessa Gerrans and Sarah Morris
RMIT Gallery, Melbourne
25 September – 25 October 2009
Bill Morrow, artist and legal expert in copyright law, sets out the current state of play. He says that some form of copyright is here to stay but it is in flux with regard to digital rights and the upcoming introduction of laws providing greater privacy protection.
Freelance writer, author of True Green @ Work and editor Tim Wallace discusses the conflict between new technologies making everything available for free and writers and content creators needing to be paid. He quotes from on a book by Kevin Kelly called New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World: 'The only factor becoming scarce in a world of abundance is human attention.'
Amanda Matulick is the managing editor of the Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT)'s publication Filter magazine, which is hardcopy as well as online at http://filter.anat.org.au. Filter uses open source Creative Commons licensing for its contributors. This means free sharing of information and ideas or as she puts it: "creation for creation's sake".
Copyright lawyer Zoe Rodriguez discusses the implications of digitising works of literature and the contentious Google Book Settlement of 2009.