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matthew fuller on Mon, 14 Feb 2005 11:32:43 +0100 (CET)

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[Nettime-nl] PZI public lecture: Simon Yuill

Public Lecture: Simon Yuill

"Social Versioning Systems"

Date: Wednesday 23rd February
Time: 17.00hrs
Venue: Collegezaal, Overblaak 85, Rotterdam
Travel: NS / Metro Station, Blaak, tram 1
Entry: free, all welcome

Simon Yuill is an artist and programmer based in Glasgow. He is 
currently working on a long-term project, spring_alpha, a free 
software sim-society game based upon a series of utopian images by 
the artist Chad McCail. Within spring_alpha, social change is linked 
to changes in the fabric of the simulation code. The task of 
re-imagining society also means reimagining the software.

During his research fellowship at Media Design Research at PZI, Simon 
Yuill is developing a 'Social Versioning System', a project using 
information design to open up the way issues in and changes to such 
code can be visualised and made available to game-players, developers 
and programmers.

Simon's talk will contextualise such work and also link to: software 
art; social software; free software; social art practices; software 
as culture

A short description of the 'Social Versioning System' project can be found at

Links http://wwww.yourmachines.org/

Simon Yuill is currently Research Fellow at Media Design Research, 
Piet Zwart Institute, the centre for postgraduate research and 
education of the Willem de Kooning Academy Hogeschool Rotterdam. 

The development of spring_alpha has also been supported by the 
Netherlands Institute for Media Art. http://www.montevideo.nl/

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