Copyright and Creative Practice

Copyright and Creative Practice

September 3, 7:30 pm – 11 pm

Copyright and Creative Practice from Jamaica ot the Open Source Movement: A Conversation with Larisa Mann & Karl Fogel

The Change You Want To See Gallery is pleased to host another installment of the Upgrade! NY series on open source as it relates to activism and creative practice. This month we’ll explore how changes in technology and social convention affect music, software, and culture in general.

We’ll start the evening with a conversation between scholar and DJ Larisa Mann, and developer and open source advocate Karl Fogel. Their discussion will examine how Jamaican music has developed in the absence of an effective copyright regime, how technological and social conditions affect the music and musicians, and how this compares to the open source movement of today.

Afterward stick around for a party and DJ set by Larisa Mann (aka DJ Ripley). Ripley was voted “Best Dance DJ of 2008” by the readers of the SF Bay Guardian.

Not in NY? Tune in to a live stream of the discussion at 7:30pm EST at


September 3, 2009


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