Announcing the launch of Photomediations: An Open Book

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We are pleased to announce the launch of Photomediations: An Open Book. 
The project redesigns a coffee-table book as an online experience to 
produce a creative resource that explores the dynamic relationship 
between photography and other media. Photomediations: An Open Book uses 
open (libre) content, drawn from various online repositories (Europeana, 
Wikipedia Commons, Flickr Commons) and tagged with the CC-BY licence and 
other open licences. In this way, the book showcases the possibility of 
the creative reuse of image-based digital resources.

Through a comprehensive introduction and four specially commissioned 
chapters on light, movement, hybridity and networks that include over 
200 images, Photomediations: An Open Book tells a unique story about the 
relationship between photography and other media. The book’s four main 
chapters are followed by three ‘open’ chapters, which will be populated 
with further content over the next 18 months. The three open chapters 
are made up of a social space, an online exhibition and an open reader. 
A version of the reader, featuring academic and curatorial texts on 
photomediations, will be published in a stand-alone book form later in 
2015, in collaboration with Open Humanities Press.

Photomediations: An Open Book’s online form allows for easy sharing of 
its content with educators, students, publishers, museums and galleries, 
as well as any other interested parties. Promoting the socially 
significant issues of ‘open access’, ‘open scholarship’ and ‘open 
education’, the project also explores a low-cost hybrid publishing model 
as an alternative to the increasingly threatened traditional publishing 

Photomediations: An Open Book is a collaboration between academics from 
Goldsmiths, University of London, and Coventry University. It is part of 
Europeana Space, a project funded by the European Union's ICT Policy 
Support Programme under GA n° 621037. It is also a sister project to the 
curated online site Photomediations Machine:

Project team: Professor Joanna Zylinska, Dr Kamila Kuc, Jonathan Shaw, 
Ross Varney, Dr Michael Wamposzyc. Project advisor: Professor Gary Hall.

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