Inclusiva-net the research branch of MediaLab Prado is a dedicated platform for research, documentation, and circulation of network culture theory.
“Its main study and documentation areas are the processes of social and cultural inclusion of telecommunication networks and their effects in the development of new artistic practices and critical knowledge production.”
The website http://medialab-prado.es/inclusiva-net is a great resource, hosting articles and documentation from the regular Inclusiva-net meetings. Following each meeting Inclusiva-net publish an ebook with papers from leading researchers in the field of network culture theory.
Licenced with Creative Commons the ebooks available in both Spanish and English are free to download and share from – http://medialab-prado.es/article/inclusiva-net_e-books
The earlier conferences focus on the evolution of artistic practices in networked and participatory culture as well as looking at the development of locative media and the emergence of the geo-spatial web.
1st Inclusiva-net Meeting: New art dynamics in Web 2 mode · Madrid, July 2007
2nd Inclusiva-net Meeting: Digital Networks and Physical Space · Madrid, March 2008
3rd Inclusiva-net meeting: NET.ART (SECOND EPOCH). The Evolution of Artistic Creation in the Net-system · Buenos Aires, March 2-6, 2009
The most recent Inclusiva-net meeting 4 which took place in July 2009 explored more broadly peer production under the theme “P2P Networks and Processes” and included a paper and seminar by Michel Bauwens ‘Conditions for the Radicality of the P2P Paradigm’. The paper along with video documentation of the seminar are available at http://medialab-prado.es/article/seminario_bauwens .