As privatisation of educational structures progresses, the Academy assumes corporate and business mind-set, while we assist to a shift of the educational mission in society from inclusive to exclusive. The inﬂuential play of industries has permeated most academical disciplines, in particular regarding the adoption of technologies. The choice of educators has become biased by logics of short term proﬁt, rather than Solid Knowledge.
Notions are rapidly becoming universally available. Heuristic, maieutic and infrastructure functions provided by Academies are best satisﬁed by the global action of free software communities horizontally sharing methods, experiences, working implementations, on distributed and versioned R&D platforms.
As components can be combined and redistributed, copied and modiﬁed (GNU GPL) students learn a knowledge that is durable, free from “intellectual properties ” restricting their rights to produce and redistribute creations. This situation will provide an advantage for new generations, as it does for developing countries.
Jaromil1 is a developer and media artist inspired by the GNU free software movement: he follows the ideal of creating FOSS for freedom of expression, to let people communicate, freed from consumerist speculations and the need for expensive hardware.
Related essays: J. Bosma on net-art2 , A. Broeckmann on software art3 , N. Emmenegger on Virtual Borders and Migrant Cyber-Tactics4 , F. Cramer on Digital code and literary text5 .
Among open source software he created and maintains are: MuSE6 (for running a web radio), FreeJ7 (for vee-jay and real-time video manipulation), HasciiCam8 (ASCII video streaming) and dyne:bolic9 (eﬃcient live-CD widely employed for media production and broadcasting). These creations are redis-tributed by the Free Software Foundation10 and several other educational institutions worldwide.
Based in Amsterdam, Jaromil is currently active on FOSS R&D for the NIMK`,11 , adjunct lecturer (year 2008/09) for the Media Design MA at PZwart / WDKA12 in Rotterdam and the Digital Environment Design MA at NABA13 in Milano. Jaromil is a featured artist in CODeDOC II14 (Whitney Museum Artport), Read_Me 2.315 (runme.org16 software art), negotiations 200317 (Toronto CA), I LOVE YOU18 (MAK Frankfurt), Netarts19 (Machida Tokyo), Rhizome20 , Data Browser 0221 (engineering culture), Crosstalks22 (Vrĳe Universiteit Brussel) and in several other publications23
- 1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Search?search=Jaromil
- 2. http://www.medienkunstnetz.de/themes/public_sphere_s/media_spaces/
- 3. http://runtimeart.mi2.hr/TextAndreasBroeckmann
- 4. http://www.republicart.net/art/concept/airerev_en.htm
- 5. http://cramer.plaintext.cc/essays/digital_code_and_literary_text/digital...
- 6. http://muse.dyne.org
- 7. http://freej.dyne.org
- 8. http://ascii.dyne.org
- 9. http://dynebolic.org
- 10. http://www.fsf.org/
- 11. http://www.nimk.nl
- 12. http://pzwart.wdka.hro.nl/mdma/staﬀ/
- 13. http://www.master-naba-d3d.net/
- 14. http://www.aec.at/en/festival/programm/codedoc.asp
- 15. http://www.m-cult.org/read_me
- 16. http://www.runme.org/feature/read/+forkbombsh/+47/
- 17. http://rhizome.org/discuss/view/8978
- 18. http://www.digitalcraft.org/iloveyou/
- 19. http://www.netarts.org/mcmogatk/2003/
- 20. http://rhizome.org/query.rhiz?words=jaromil&submit.x=0&submit.y=0
- 21. http://www.data-browser.net/02/
- 22. http://crosstalks.vub.ac.be/
- 23. http://books.google.com/books?q=jaromil+dyne