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<nettime-ann> Environment and Free-Media events, 12-13 May
Drew Hemment on Tue, 8 May 2007 16:15:35 +0200 (CEST)


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<nettime-ann> Environment and Free-Media events, 12-13 May


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ENVIRONMENT 2.0 AND FREE STUDIO EVENTS
IN MANCHESTER, SAT 12 / SUN 13 MAY

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ENVIRONMENT 2.0
Sat 12 May
Futuresonic 2007
Manchester

http://www.futuresonic.com/07/environmenttalks.html

The heat has been rising, and now the world is waking up to realities of climate change, long predicted but until now too easy to ignore. The religious zeal on both sides of the debate has left many rooted to the spot. Luckily there are a lot of bright sparks out there, a thousand points of light, wanting to multiply, link up and create a path.

More and more people are engaging in the environment and climate change, in creative and often unexpected ways. People are taking positive steps on ground level, showing how in addition to cutting air miles, there are imaginative ways in which you can make a difference.

Eric Paulos from Intel Research, plans to provide mobile phones with new "super-senses" so that you and I can join together to monitor environmental change. Stef van Dongen unveils a masterplan to take eco-clubbing to the world, including an electricity-generating dancefloor, whereby the more people dance, the more energy they produce. An email has been circulating about the carbon footprint of avatars in the Second Life virtual world. Shaun Fensom, Chair of Manchester Digital and founder of Poptel, will unpick such half truths and question "how green is the internet". With Steve Connor, co-founder of Creative Concern.

The Environment 2.0 conference talks launches a new international initiative seeking to explore the sustainability of future arts and culture. Futuresonic is working with Manchester Tyndall Centre and Creative Concern to minimise the environmental impact of the Futuresonic festival and also to explore broader issues connecting Futuresonic's interest in social technologies with the renewed urgency surrounding climate change.

CONFERENCE SESSION
10.30pm-12.30pm, Saturday 12 May
Followed by a Network Meeting for Environment 2.0.

Full details
http://www.futuresonic.com/07/environmenttalks.html

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FREE STUDIO /
CULTURAL HOTSPOTS
Sat 12 & Sun 13 May
Futuresonic 2007, Manchester

http://www.futuresonic.com/07/freestudio.html

There is today a grass roots open source movement that is sweeping across Brazil like wild fire and captivating the world's imagination.

You are invited to a series of talks, informal presentations, films and a workshop coinciding with the initiation of a local Ponto de Cultura (Cultural Hotspot) in Manchester, based on the Brazilian model.

Featuring Claudio Prado (Brazil), the leading figure in the Brazilian movement. He is now in a unique position, working in a very new frontier between government and media activists running the Digital Culture Department of the Ministry of Culture of Brazil. He is the man responsible for Brazil's involvement in international discussions around digital and open source culture, and all its consequences in IP regulations, cultural production and identity, creative economy and so on. He is also responsible for putting all these concepts into practice, through the Pontos de Cultura project - 600 grassroots cultural centers spread all around the country that receive a digital multimedia production infrastructure and take part in a series of meetings and workshops regarding free and open source software for multimedia production, open licensing, gift economy and similar subjects.

Claudio will be joined by other international open source activists including :
Bronac Ferran (Bricolabs), Cristiano Scabello (Estudio Livre/Brazil), James Wallbank (Access Space/UK), Matthew Edmondson (Open IT Up/UK), Dave Carter (Head of Manchester Digital Development Agency), Vicky Sinclair (Ponto de Cultura - Manchester), Pedro Zaz (Brazcast.tv), Phil Mayer (Fluxo.org), Francesca Bria (Ponto de Cultura- Rome), Dario Biagetti (Cultura Digitale Italia- Italy), Aoife Giles (Photographer from Pontos de Cultura Brazil), MediaShed, UHC.


CONFERENCE SESSIONS
2pm & 8pm, Saturday 12 May
PRESENTATIONS & WORKSHOP
2pm-4pm Saturday & 12pm-5pm Sunday

Full details
http://www.futuresonic.com/07/freestudio.html

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A part of FUTURESONIC 2007
http://www.futuresonic.com



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