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stevphen shukaitis on Thu, 17 Nov 2005 08:27:32 +0100 (CET)


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<nettime-ann> [ann] Hacklab: Technology, Creativity, Social Organisation


CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS, INTERVENTIONS AND COLLABORATION:
________________________________________________________

Hacklab: Technology, Creativity, Social Organisation
A weekend gathering for collaborative and creative reflection
February 3/4/5 =E2=80=93 2006
Institute for Advanced Studies
Lancaster University, North West England.
http://lists.aktivix.org/mailman/listinfo/knowledgelab
http://knowledgelab.pbwiki.com
(knowledgelab.org.uk coming soon)
(see also http://www.hacklab.org.uk)

You are happily invited to the =E2=80=9CHacklab=E2=80=9D, which is a
foll=
ow-up event
to (sadly titled?) =E2=80=9CMaking Global Civil Society=E2=80=9D (the
fun=
ders liked
it) that took place in Lancaster, November 4/5/6. It is hosted at and
wit=
h
the support of the Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS) at Lancaster
University. Since the gathering will be defined by those who get
involved in preparing it, the lists below are merely suggestions.

The plan is to experiment with formats and settings, looking for
helpful, creative moments. Suggestions so far include smaller groups,
wit=
h
intimate, intense, and longer discussions about a particular topic. For
instance, 10-12 people in a room for 3-4 hours, discussing a human
rights
article in relation to social movements, a question, some
concept, whatever - and, for example, write a declaration, compile a CD,
or?? based on note taking and audio recordings.

The ideal is to go beyond conventions.

To play and to experiment there wil also be themed spaces (hacklab setup
with alt/DIY media intros/hands-on stuff) - suggest something!

We imagine talks and discussions about things like:

*technology and social organisation, such as novel
=E2=80=9Cmanagement=E2=
=80=9D and
organisation within free software projects or hacklabs, as well as DIY
media

*freedom of information & communication and related social, political,
or
cultural movements

*digital divides and tribal connections

* nanotechnology and genetic modification: resistance and/or
democratisation?

* sustainable/renewable/alternative (hippie) technologies

* anarchism, cryptography, privacy and identity in cyberspace

*free hardware?

*the EU Software Patent Directive (swpat.ffii.org) as enclosure

*feminism and information technology

*primitivism (as a technology?)

*organic composition in music and elsewhere?

*psychedelic technologies

Additionally, we hope to create spaces for hands-on workshops, get in
touch if you have skills to share:

*how to use Free Software for everyday purposes, like emailing
(Thunderbird, Evolution), web surfing (Firefox), text writing
(OpenOffice.org) and photo manipulations (GIMP) etc.

*installation of GNU/Linux operating systems (to
=E2=80=9Cdual-boot=E2=80=
=9D with or
to replace M$ Windows)

*using the command line interface: the basics

*learning (to write) code: from sys-admin scripts to wherever your
skills
may take you

*system security, privacy, encryption, set up a =E2=80=9Csafe=E2=80=9D
co=
mputer
network
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