Deptford.TV Diaries II - Pirate Strategies
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
Wark and others stated already in 2003: 'can tactical media anticipate,
rather than be merely reactive?' By calling for a strategic approach to
media production and distribution, the intention is to overcome some of
the structural paradoxes inherent to 'alternative' or 'oppositional'
media, especially since much of the free / open culture dissemination on
the Internet has become the new "mainstream" in itself (think of the
casual defiance of copyright played out relentlessly and on a mass scale
with file-sharing, social networking, and everyday media consumption).
This book is a compilation of theoretical underpinnings, local
narratives and written documentation not only of the local Deptford.TV
project but of phenomena relating to this new situation of 'strategic
Contributors: Adnan Hadzi, Jonas Andersson, Ben Gidley, Duncan Reekie,
Brianne Selman, Neil Gordon-Orr, Alison Rooke, Gesche Wuerfel, the
University of Openness, Jamie King, Armin Medosch, Rasmus Fleischer,
andrea rota, Bitnik Mediengruppe, Sven Koenig, Jo Walsh, Rufus Pollock,
Platoniq, The People Speak, Zoe Young, Mick Fuzz, Denis Jaromil Rojo,
Lennaart van Oldenborgh