What is often called ‘digital piracy’ is nowadays a mundane and everyday activity. As such, piracy is a commonplace disorder within the order of information capitalism; it is both created by the ubiquitous orders of information capitalism and suppressed by those orders. In the myriad points of view of its participants piracy represents an order which is implicit within contemporary life, which we will call ‘pirarchy’.
The attached chapter entitled ‘Piracy is Normal, Piracy is Boring: systemic disruption as everyday life’ by Francesca da Rimini and Jonathan Marshall was written for the book Piracy: Leakages from Modernity edited by Martin Fredriksson and James Arvanitakis (Litwin Press, USA, forthcoming 2012, http://litwinbooks.com/piracy.php).
Deptford.TV is an audio-visual documentation of the urban change of Deptford (south-east London) in collaboration with SPC.org media lab, Bitnik.org, Boundless.coop, Liquid Culture and Goldsmiths College.
Introduction 0.1. 13
Local strategies 1. 17
Pirate heterotopias 1.1. 19
A century of the moving image in Deptford and New Cross 1.2. 37
Deptford? Regeneration? 1.3. 49
Mobilising knowledge 1.4. 56
Walking the Olympic Sacrifice Zone 1.5. 61
Economic strategies 2. 65
The future doesn’t care about your bank balance... 2.1. 66
Paid in full 2.2. 73
Re ‘Paid in full’ 2.3. 98
The fantasy of cultural control, and the crisis of distribution 2.4. 101
Whose economy, which sustainability? 2.5. 109
Technological strategies 3. 121
Download finished 3.1. 122
Componentisation and Open Data 3.2. 125
Atomisation vs. community? 3.3. 129
The collaborative gameshow: Who wants to be? 3.4. 133
The Transmission metadata standard 3.5. 140
Social strategies 4. 145
Piracy & privacy 4.1. 147
The documentation of everything 4.2. 152 Involve me, and I will understand 4.3. 155
Deptford.TV diaries II: Pirate Strategies
Deptford.TV is an audio-visual documentation of the urban change of
Deptford (south-east London) in collaboration with SPC.org media lab,
Bitnik.org, Boundless.coop, Liquid Culture and Goldsmiths College.
The unedited as well as edited media content is being made available on
the Deptford.TV database and distributed over the Boundless.coop
wireless network. The media is licensed through open content licenses
such as Creative Commons and the GNU general public license.
This reader problematises the notion of 'tactical media'. As McKenzie
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