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Taking Back LA: Free Culture & DIY

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USC Free Culture is hosting a panel discussion this evening on reinvigorating Los Angeles' open space. What we can do with artistic expression, do-it-yourself technology and the public domain to preserve and enhance LA's 500 square miles of diverse culture before our greatest spaces are swallowed up by thinly veiled corporate interests? What type of “knowledge ecology” is possible in a city devoted to fame, celebrity and image?

USC's Taper Hall, Rm 301
3501 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, CA 90089
April 10, 5-6:30 pm. (Free Admission)

USC Free Culture hosted a panel in March titled Intellectual Property Rights and The Modern University, check out an audio recording here.

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List of tonight's panelists after the jump.


Jerry Del Colliano, Clinical Professor Music Industry & Recording Arts Thornton School of Music, Founder of Inside Radio.
B.J. Dodge: Adjunct Professor USC School of Theatre. Faculty Coordinator and Director for California Institute of the Arts' Community Arts Partnership Youth Theater Workshop at Plaza de la Raza in Lincoln Heights.
Janet Owen - Adjunct Professor of Public Art Studies, USC School of Fine Art. Curator of Exhibitions with the newly established Studio For Social Sculpture, based in Los Angeles. Previously she was Co-Director of Raid Projects, an LA exhibition and curatorial organization, and Founding Director of the AIM international festival of time-based media.
Nelson Pavlosky: Co-Founder, Free Culture - An International Student Movement.

Previously: USC Group Fined For Using 'Free Speech Zone'

photo by freecultureNYU via flickr.