Open Source Approach

Open source thinking is critical to the OSS networked practice of art, research, and pedagogy. For many, “open source” is a challenge to proprietary forms of thinking, an activist position: creativity and innovation for the betterment of the common good. Collaborative thinking is fundamental to the quality of a productive social environment, and in the context of arts education, it emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of the media culture we participate in today. With OSS, the open source approach is a commitment to using online technologies to teach in new open ways, to advance modes of collective arts education inconceivable without the Internet, for students to participate in a global information culture, enhancing the notion that an educational community stands to benefit when the learning process is open and transparent.