Living text: two collective approaches
Readers and writers of Codes of Conduct and the bootleg library
Simon Browne will introduce his project *bootleg library*, a particular, situated social infrastructure that operates from the understanding that the library is a collection of texts and readers. A reciprocal, self-reflexive relationship between the texts the readers produce, and the readers produced by the collection drives the sociability of the library. The bootleg library celebrates idiosyncrasy, and resists the singularity of the text. A bootleg is an unauthorised copy of a source publication; bootlegging is a strategy by which texts acquire multiplicity of form and informal distribution methods, representing readers and connecting them with each other.
Rita Graça will guide us into the possibilities of Codes of Conduct, user guidelines, and other informal documents to manage online hate. Community rules are not only written files but labour intensive routines that imply human effort and affection. This project shares the experience of users and custodians, it comments on existing documents and celebrates the networks of care generated together.