TAKEAWAY: Festival of do it your self Media
Finally a geek workshop for non geeks. Would love to go but i’m afraid with SXSW in the same month this could be a little problematic. Not directly related, i have seen this book in Berlin and it looked quite interesting.
A silent revolution is taking place. More and more people are transforming themselves from media consumers to producers – using the new tools, software and technologies now at their disposal.
From the expanding realm of free and open source software (FLOSS), to peer-to-peer (P2P) distribution and ‘pervasive’ mobile and locative technologies, the possibilities exist as never before to create and disseminate our opinions and experiences through our own media.
TAKEAWAY, the Festival of do it your self Media, will help you to understand what it’s all about and how to take part in the revolution.
Learn – how to make your own mark in new media: create a blog, videolog or podcast; install and use free operating systems; learn about free software; explore ideas for distributing and marketing your work – and how to get paid for it.
Talk – to those who are making the tools and those who are finding new and innovative ways to use them.
Listen – to lectures and panel discussions which will introduce concepts of Free Software, Open Source and the Peer-to-Peer approach in interactive design, learning and teaching.
Discuss – the implications of ‘free’ and P2P culture, changes in the way we create culture and art, and how we will be able to live, and learn, in the new media environment.
29-31 March 2006: @ DANA Centre, Science Museum, 165 Queen’s Gate, South Kensington, London.