Nethui Meetup: Generation Open

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Nethui Meetup: Generation Open
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Wednesday 9 July, 2014
5.15 to 6.30pm
Sky City, Auckland.
Room TBD
Over the last four years, New Zealand’s culture and knowledge has become indisputably more open. Schools, universities, libraries, public agencies and artists from across the country are now releasing their work into the commons, for everyone to share and reuse.
The commons in New Zealand is growing. But what does this mean for the next generation of artists, writers, researchers and educators? What are their views on copyright, sharing and reuse? And what can we look forward to in the years ahead?
Join us for a wide-ranging, open conversation on the future of the commons in Aotearoa New Zealand.
We’ll discuss how kiwi culture and knowledge — including textbooks, literature, music and research — is being released for everyone, free of charge, and free of all legal and technical restrictions.
Featuring a panel discussion with special guests:

  • Thomasin Sleigh, Community Manager at DigitalNZ and author of CC-licensed novel Ad Lib, who will talk about open arts and culture.
  • Saiya Guo, BA/LLB (Hons) student at the University of Auckland and Editor-in-Chief of Debris Journal, who will talk about copyright.
  • Cameron McLean, PhD Candidate at the University of Auckland andOpen Science advocate, who will talk about open research.
  • Erika Pearson, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Media, Film, and Communication at the University of Otago and co-author of Media Studies 101 – A Creative Commons Textbook, who will talk about open textbooks.

This meetup will take place after the Nethui conference proceedings on Wednesday 9 July. You don’t need to attend the Nethui conference to attend this meetup, though it is encouraged!
Please RSVP using the form below.

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