The Aula Exposure: From Friction to Freedom book is ready. The talks and discussions from the Aula event last June, along with selected essays, are now bound in hardcover.
As Jyri Engeström, a co-editor, notes "the central argument of the book is that as different areas of culture start flowing in digital networks, it becomes self-defeating for artists, publishers, labels, and also regular people to insist on control over the distribution of their own creations. Although the fact is simple, its repercussions are only starting to be understood in their full complexity. At Aula, we’ve started referring to these economic, social and legal repercussions as the exposure of art, ideas, and everyday life."
Contributors include John Perry Barlow, Tom Coates, Cory Doctorow, Jyri Engeström, Dan Gillmor, Jim Griffin, J.C. Herz, Joichi Ito, Matt Jones, Alex Nieminen, Jyri Engeström, Abbas Raza, Clay Shirky, Eric Wahlforss, and Kim Weckström.