Distributive Production

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= goes further than merely collaborative production because it allows others to produce as well, using the same code and its instructions


"If livecoding is one of the most emblematic artistic manifestations of FLOSS, hacklabs have become one of its most emblematic social forms. Whilst they may not occupy identical trajectories, they nevertheless overlap and compliment one another in many significant ways, and central to this is their shared principle of ‘enabling the possibility of production by others’. This is an issue of distribution, not simply distribution at the level of product, in the way of piece of software can be easily distributed for example, but at the level of practice. The practice itself is inherently distributive, for it integrates the distribution of the knowledge of how to produce into that which it produces. Whilst this allows for possibilities of collaborative production, it should be seen as distinct from collaboration in itself. For whereas a practice that is collaborative coheres the production of many under a single goal, thereby directing the disposition of their labour, a practice that is distributive enables the disposition of labour by others under their own direction. This is facilitated in the output of production as notation, as code that not only creates a product, but enters into an active life beyond its initial implementation." (http://www.metamute.org/en/All-Problems-of-Notation-Will-be-Solved-by-the-Masses)

This can be achieved through Notational Production


  1. Livecoding
  2. Hacklabs

More Information

  1. Notational Production
  2. The OSE Specifications are a set of principles to insure efficient distributive production