Posts tagged Intellectual Property
In October 2011 Gavin Artz presented at the 5th World Summit on Arts and Culture held in Melbourne, Australia. Gavin gave this international policy forum an insight into what is needed if we are to develop strong, cross-disciplinary research between the arts & sciences.
The Australian National University have provided an excellent review of the session which included an extended panel discsussion. Moderated by Pia Waugh (ICT Policy Advisor, Office of The Hon Senator Kate Lundy), the panel also comprised Erica Seccombe (Visual artist and PhD candidate ANU School of Art), Tim Senden (Professor, ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Australia).
By Gavin Artz – September 21st 2011
Originally Published: Proceedings of ISEA2011 – Istanbul (to be published).
For the past two years I have been working with The Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) to develop and test a model for working commercially with creativity, a model where artists aren’t diminished in their creative work, but are able to generate a broad range of revenue from their activity. This Ancillary IPs hypothesis theorises that, despite myths to the contrary, artist regularly work in trans-disciplinary teams and this way of working is analogues to the entrepreneurial team found in business. The hypothesis predicts that if this trans-disciplinary team is recognised while the relationships and commercialisation processes are managed within specific criteria, artists can successfully commercialise intellectual property embed in their artwork while enhancing their artistic output. More >
By Gavin Artz – August 12th 2011
Originally Published: ANAT Filter Magazine
The continuing economic uncertainty we are experiencing sets the stage for an interesting international experiment; one you wouldn’t deliberately engineer, but informative because of its far-reaching impact. In retrospect, the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) was not so global – in Australia there was an initial, short-lived impact which was devastating for some, but ultimately not economically significant for the country. In contrast, Europe and North America are still experiencing ongoing collapse and austerity. This contrast makes it possible to test where arts and culture fit in the hierarchy of need in modern capitalist-based democracies. More >
Based on that sense of ‘figuring out how to do it ourselves’, Renew Adelaide ran the User Generated Cities Forum as part of the 2011 Format Festival. On Saturday 19th of February 2011, two panels were run – one focusing on new ideas, new methods and new systems of organisation, and another looking at what role cities play in helping and hindering their success. Gavin Artz spoke on culture and business.
By Gavin Artz – July 5th 2010
Originally published in Filter Magazine
“The future has already arrived. It’s just not evenly distributed yet.” William Gibson
This quote reflects what it is like to view the world through the work of ANAT, where we assist creative practitioners to develop the new ground where art, science, technology, culture, community and commerce meet in harmony. Looking back over six years of Filter Magazine you can see how creative practitioners working with science and technology not only foretell what will be the significant themes of research, but how we will be engaging with it culturally. More >
creative3 empowered individuals and organisations alike to harness the power of three – creativity, investment and enterprise – to build a successful creative business, through practical learnings and applications.
Focused on showcasing the combined power of these three key elements, the new generation eventplaced particular emphasis on the areas of film and television, new media, design, and music.
An interview with Gavin Artz by the CIIC – March 17th 2010
Originally published by the CIIC
Collaboration is at the heart of innovation – an area very close to Gavin’s heart, in his role at ANAT, an Adelaide-based organisation that represents those people with a creative passion for emerging technologies.
“There are scientists and artists who are currently innovating and developing intellectual property in order to create and do what they do. However, this needs to be recognised in order to enable future innovation,” Gavin says.
By Gavin Artz- February 5th 2010
Origonally published on Mission Models Money
What is the future for the economies of developed counties? Corporations continually exhibit a lack of leadership and strategic thinking when it comes to the type of society and economy we desire (or even they desire). Strategy for them seems to be limited to short-term gains for a company within an industry, disallowing an expansive future not only for those companies, but also for society. Creative practitioners and the cultural sector have a more encompassing view of what it means to be citizen and have a greater propensity for this larger vision for our future. We often take this greater vision from creative practitioners for granted and we also tend marginalise the enormous impact that creativity has had economically. There is an untapped breadth of leadership for the future of society and the economy that is bound up in creative practitioners and the cultural sector. More >
By Gavin Artz- January 22nd 2010
Origonally published on Mission Models Money
“if I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses”
- Henry Ford.
Commercialisation of intellectual property by creative practitioners has gone mostly unnoticed by the mainstream economy. Artsactive have a small catalogue of patents that have been derived from creative practice, but as a standard revenue stream it is poorly explored. At the Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) we work with artists who are at the very forefront of science and emerging technology. It was noticed that through the processes encouraged by ANAT, artists were creating intellectual property when they encountered a technical roadblock in their work. They created code, machinery or processes in their endeavours to over come problems in achieving their creative vision. These AncillaryIPs (Artz 2008) had been mostly overlooked More >
By Gavin Artz- January 14th 2010
Originally published on Mission Models Money
“No culture can live, if it attempts to be exclusive.”
- Mohandas Gandhi
As CEO of the Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) I have experienced artists going through the patent process, rapid prototyping, engaging in scientific research and producing new applications in digital media. There is a myth about those involved in creative practice, that they are not interested in business. There is a difference though between not wanting to be a businessperson and not wanting to be involved in business. Many creative practitioners are interested in engaging with business, being commercial, but they want to pursue their creative vision and not spend a majority of there time focused on business outcomes. We have a creative core in our societies that are some of our lowest income earners (Throsby & Hollister 2003); that seems absurd when we are told the economy relies on people creatively resolving problems. More >
By Gavin Artz -November 25th 2009
Originally published in Filter Magazine.
We have a problem. Artists consistently average annual salaries that place them in the low income bracket (Throsby & Hollister 2003). Despite decades of development through funding and the gradual professionalisation of artist support organisations, like the Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT), we have seen little improvement in financial outcomes for artist. This is a huge failing of our current way of conceiving of the arts. We see the arts as creative endeavours isolated from the world, both commercial and social, where strong individual voices within a critical art-world dialogue are more important than cultural or economic outcomes (Brooks 2008). More >
October 3rd 2009
By Gavin Artz – August 24th 2009
Originally published for ISEA 2009
The Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) has been working with art, science and technology for 21 years. It has only been relatively recent that the innovation potential of the arts, particularly those working with technology, has been understood. Myths relating to artists not wishing to be commercial and the active marginalising of the arts in intellectual property (IP) development has meant that the arts are overlooked as a source for commercially viable IP. Through my work at ANAT I have experienced artists going through the patent process, rapid prototyping, engaging in scientific research and producing new applications in digital media. More >
Gavin Artz spoke to an audience of IP and commercialisation professionals at the 3rd Annual IP Management in Practice Conference 16th – 18th of March 2009. There was strong interest from university based commercilisation agencies that have a mandate to commercialise IP in the arts, but before Ancillary IPs had model to guide them.
By Gavin Artz – August 4th 2008
Originally published Music Forum. Journal of the Music Council of Australia
Vol. 15 No. 4, August – October 2009. ISSN 1327-9300
If art were a part of our living culture would we recognize it as art?
In the digital age one of the biggest conundrums for business is how to find successful models for generating revenue from digital activity. Facebook doesn’t generate as much revenue as its value would suggest it should and digital business is finding it has a commodity that is highly valued in a cultural and social sense, but consumers are not willing to put any commercial value on it (Oreskovic, 2009). Those artists whose practise is in digital media would probably be able to relate to this problem. More >
By Gavin Artz – July 9th 2008
Originally published by CHASS
This brief paper was inspired by a presentation In April 2008 where, as the General Manager of the Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT), I addressed a CHASS workshop on Art and Innovation. After the presentation it became apparent that ANAT, in some ways, had been charting its own course in answering the question of the best way to get innovation from creative pursuit. ANAT had been using internal models that had been developed to help guide the organisation and these models were not being used outside of ANAT. One of the main concepts that highlighted a point of difference was a concept I had developed of Ancillary IPs. More >
March 31st 2008
At CHASS’s 2008 The Arts, and the Innovation Agenda Workshop Ancillary IPs gets its first mention by Gavin Artz in a presentation on how commercial outcomes can be developed from artistic practice without diminishing the artist‘s creative vision. Although only a small part of the presentation it struck a cord with academics and artists in the audience.