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


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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
http://www.spring-alpha.org/documents/module_03/svs_proposal.pdf/

Links http://wwww.yourmachines.org/
http://www.spring-alpha.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. 
http://pzwart.wdka.hro.nl/

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



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