This publication gathers a range of short explorations of the idea of the Digital Public Space. The central vision of the Digital Public Space is to give everyone everywhere unrestricted access to an open resource of culture and knowledge. This vision has emerged from ideas around building platforms for engagement around cultural archives to become something wider, which this publication is seeking to hone and explore.

This is the first publication to look at the emergence of the Digital Public Space. Contributors include some of the people who are working to make the Digital Public Space happen.

The Digital Public Spaces publication has been developed by FutureEverything working with Bill Thompson of the BBC and in association with The Creative Exchange.

Editors: Drew Hemment, Bill Thompson, José Luis de Vicente, Professor Rachel Cooper

Publisher: FutureEverything, 2013

Contributions: Tony Ageh (Controller, Archive Development, BBC);James Bridle (Writer, Artist, Technologist); Neville Brody (Royal College of Art); Jill Cousins (Executive Director, Europeana Foundation); Steve Crossan (Head of Google Cultural Institute);Paula Le Dieu (Mozilla Foundation); Drew Hemment (CEO, FutureEverything / Lancaster University); Andrew Hiskens (State Library of Victoria); Naomi Jacobs (Creative Exchange, Lancaster University); Bill Thompson (BBC, Archive Development / Royal College of Art); Jeremy Myerson (Royal College of Art); Kasia Molga (Artist); Mo McRoberts (BBC, Archive Development); Emma Mulqueeny (Rewired State); Jussi Parikka (Winchester School of Art); Paul Caplan (Winchester School of Art); Aaron Straup Cope(Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum); Marleen Stikker (The Waag Society); Michelle Teran (Artist); Rachel Cooper (Director, Imagination Lancaster, Lancaster University); Charlie Gere(Lancaster University)

About FutureEverything Publications

Each year FutureEverything proposes, develops and responds to particular themes. These themes are provocations, designed to open up a space for debate and practice, made tangible through art and design projects. FutureEverything Publications seek to contribute to an international dialogue around these themes.