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Open Source: A Guide to Free Culture with Electric Literature, Man Bartlett, and Maria Popova


Wednesday Jan 23, 2013 (7pm)


Housing Works Bookstore Cafe (Venue Partner)

126 Crosby St




Housing Works Bookstore Cafe says…

 Join a panel of experts in free culture for a frank discussion on the future of art and how to survive when you’re giving it away for free. Moderated by Maria Popova of, the panel includes Halimah Marcus and Benjamin Samuel, both editors at Electric Literature, and Man Bartlett, an artist who uses the blogging platform Tumblr to showcase his artwork.

Maria Popova runs, a blog that comments on all things popular culture, sometimes riffing on current events but always transcending them with a particular brand of smart commentary.

Halimah Marcus and Benjamin Samuel are editors of the literary magazine Electric Literature, a magazine defined by both its taste and its innovations with projects like Recommended Reading where short stories are recommended every week and access given for free.

Man Bartlett is a artist in multiple mediums who is active in both his online and physical communities. He allows access to his work through his popular Tumblr hosted blog.