More aaaaaaa: Sean Dockray in conversation, Housmans, London, Tuesday 8 December 2015, 10.30 a.m.–1.00 p.m.

More aaaaaa: Sean Dockray in conversation
Tuesday 8 December, 10.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.
Housmans Bookshop, Peace House, 5 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, London N1 9DX

raven_1Share this letter – read it in public – leave it in the printer. Share your writing – digitise a book – upload your files. Don’t let our knowledge be crushed. Care for the libraries – care for the metadata – care for the backup. Water the flowers – clean the volcanoes.
– Collective Letter in Solidarity with Library Genesis and Sci-Hub, 30 November 2015

Please join us for a conversation with  artist, writer and architect programmer Sean Dockray who will discuss the recently published Letter of Solidarity with Library Genesis and Sci-Hub (of which he is a signatory) and his experiences of digital public librarianship, alongside revisiting the future of (including its upcoming open-mic internet-radio project).

Sean Dockray is founding director of the Los Angeles non-profit Telic Arts Exchange, and architect of autonomous knowledge-sharing platforms The Public School and His writing and research considers the physical infrastructure of the sharing economy, online education, the militarisation of universities, property within ‘the cloud’ and book scanning.

Currently based in Melbourne, Dockray joins us on a brief visit to the UK. Following his presentation there will be an informal Q&A, with questions from students of the MRes Art: Theory and Philosophy course at CSM, and the audience. The event will be recorded and transcribed into an interview to be published at the Three Letter Words site in the following weeks.

This event is free but spaces are limited and booking is essential.

Please email to book a place, informing us if you need wheelchair access.

This is a Three Letter Words event in collaboration with Housmans Bookshop and the ‘Publishing/Writing’ module, MRes Art: Theory and Philosophy, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London.

Housmans Bookshop is arguably London’s oldest radical bookshop – running since October 1945, with its roots in the Peace Pledge Union bookshop of 1936. It is not-for-profit and specialises in secondhand and new radical literature – books, pamphlets, newsletters and magazines.

* ‘More a’s?’ ­was Dockray’s response to a question about the future for aaaaarg from Morgan Currie, ‘Small is Beautiful: a discussion with AAAARG architect Sean Dockray’, Masters of Media [blog], University of Amsterdam, 5 January 2010