Text-Swap Party

The Reading Room -

Ended 16 March 2014
Free
The Reading Room

Text-Swap Party
: Part of 'Free Text' Project by Stephanie Syjuco, in collaboration with The Reading Room, Bangkok
Sun. March 16, from 4-7pm

We know the everyone has e-books and articles on their subjects of interest on their personal computers collecting for reading pleasure, for work, or for future use; and gathering from various sources - from websites and file sharing sites, received directly from authors, or personal DIY scanned copy. 

The Reading Room invites you to dig in and summon text files from your personal digital treasure chest and join us in "Text-Swap Party" on Sunday March 16, from 4-7pm. You are asked to bring your own thumbdrive and computer to share your text files - anything from arts and culture, literature, sociopolitic, history, fiction, comics; from serious to entertaining materials; and in Thai and English.

'Text-Swap Party' is part of an ongoing project, FREE TEXT, by Stephanie Syjuco, in collaboration with The Reading Room, Bangkok, exhibited at the Bangkok Art and Culture Center. It consists of arrays of printed flyers that function as analogue “file sharing” sites. Each flyer advertises the URL of a digital text dealing with the issues of copyright, open source culture, contemporary arts and culture, theory, and politics. Viewers are invited to tear off tabs from the flyers, take them home, and type in the URL to download their own copy of text -- many of which have been illegally uploaded by anonymous file sharers around the world. By inviting the public to participate in this work it also implicates them as pirates in their own right, creating a problematic yet critical look at what it means to access this information illicitly.

* For our part, The Reading Room will prepare all 118 text files included in FREE TEXT project to share with the participants of Text-Swap Party
** Please make sure that you run Anti-Virus program through your thumb drive and computer beforehand.

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2 Silom Soi 19, Bangkok, Thailand 10500

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