FC Forum 2010 (Thanks, Simona!)
The FCForum (Oct 28-31, Barcelona) is an international arena in which to build and coordinate action around issues related to free/libre culture and access to knowledge. The FCForum brings together key organizations and active voices in the spheres of free/libre culture and knowledge, and provides a meeting point where we can find answers to the pressing questions behind the current paradigm shift. Against the powerful lobbies of the copyright industries, the FCForum is a space for the construction of proposals arising from civil society in order to strengthen citizen's positions in the debate around the creation and distribution of art, culture and knowledge in the digital era.
The FCForum, which takes place in tandem with the 3rd oXcars Festival- /the biggest free/libre culture event of all time (a three-day event of international scope in which to organize strategies that encompass different solutions and proposals from around the world, so that they add up and complement each other). It aims to build a shared response to the asymmetrical pressure exerted on governments by the lobbies of a particular sector of the industry. In 2010, a key moment in this historical struggle, it is crucial that there be a discussion based on how to defend and generate new economic models that emerge in the digital era. This will be the main topic of the 2010 FCForum.
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.