Call for Papers and Presentations : Free and Open Source Software Panel Session at CAA 2011

Deadline Extended: May 24, 2010

Fight the Power: Open Source, Free Software, and Critical Digital Practice

We invite proposals for papers and presentations for a panel on creative Free/Open Source Software at the College Art Association Conference in New York, February 9-12, 2011.

Digital technology has become a standard tool for artists working in both new media and traditional forms, just as it has become enmeshed in ever aspect of contemporary life. The Free/Open Source Software movement has recently emerged as an alternative model to the traditional software industry. This panel explores the use of Free Software in the studio and the classroom. What possibilities can it open for students, and how does it impact our teaching? How does it fit into professional creative work? Can the ideas behind “open source” be applied to other forms of collabo-
ration? This panel seeks papers and presentations addressing the use of open source software in studio practice and pedagogy, the state of the art in free creative software, and the nature of cultural production in a digital society.

Please submit proposals and queries to

Ben Chang

For the full conference call for participation, visit

All participants in the conference must be members of CAA. For more information, visit