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an additive selection of resources relating to themes at the root of Shadowshop: informal economies, creative labor, open source, dark matter, culture as souvenir, and alternative distribution networks


"Heart of Darkness: A Journey into the Dark Matter of the Art World," by Gregory Sholette, 2002. Online PDF resource
"Escape Attempts," preface to "Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object from 1966 - 1972" by Lucy LIppard. Online Google book resource.
"Postface," by Lucy Lippard, included in "Conceptual Art: A Critical Anthology," edited by Alexander Alberro and Blake Stimson. Online Google book resource.
"Postproduction: Culture as Screenplay: How Art Reprograms the World," by Nicolas Bourriaud. Online PDF resource
"The Souvenir," from "The Artificial Kingdom" by Celeste Olalquiaga, 1998. Online text resource
"Abstract Hacktivism: The Making of a Hacker Culture," by Otto von Busch and Karl Palmas. Online PDF resource
"You Say Illegal, I Say Legitimate: Entrepreneurship in the Informal Economy," by Justin W. Webb, Laszlo Tihanyi, R. Duane Ireland, David G. Sirmon, 2009. Online PDF resource
"The Boom is Over. Long Live Art!" Holland Cotter, The New York Times, February 12, 2009, online resource.
"T.A.Z.: The Temporary Autonomous Zone: Poetic Terrorism," Hakim Bey, online resource
"The Importance of Being Lazy," by Marina van Zuylen, published in Cabinet Magazine, 2003. Online text resource.


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Creative Commons


"RIP: A Remix Manifesto," documentary film by Brett Gaylord, 2009.
"The Story of Stuff," documentary film by Annie Leonard