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KOP (launched by Shu Lea Cheang, Armin Medosch, Yukiko Shikata in 2001) is conceived as an experimental online floating work space that explores the free sharing of digital content - often condemned as piracy - as the net's ultimate art form. The originally sponsored project by Taiwan Acer Corporation's Digital Arts Center premiered at Ars Electronica 2002. Claiming itself as a floating kingdom adrift in the codified open source / open sea, KOP dropped its anchor at ISEA2002 (Nagoya), DEAF2003 (V2, Rotterdam) with "LOG" project and at FACT, Liverpool, UK in 2003 with a new commission "BURN" and a booklet publication "DIVE", and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (Game Scene, San Francisco, 2004). KOP continues its participatory practices with its commons edition in 2004-2005.



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