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Nita Mocanu on Mon, 14 Aug 2006 10:29:46 +0200 (CEST)

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Salut, daca stiti pe cineva care ar putea fi interesata va rog dati acest anunt mai departe,
 prezentat de Fundatia WAITS in colaborare cu D Media (www.dmedia.ro) si H.arta 
 DATA :: luni 4 - vineri 8 septembrie 2006 
 LOC :: Casa Tineretului, str.Aries nr. 19, Timisoara 
 TIMP :: 10:00 - 20:00 
 organizatori din lumea intreaga:: un colectiv international de femei 
 dedicat tehnologiei si culturii libere 
 5 zile si nopti de carnaval intr-ale schimbului de experienta si 
 aptitudini. Organizat de femei - dedicat femeilor. 
 - spatiu experimental de invatare numai pentru femei. 
 - discutii despre gen si tehnologie; 
 - etica "fa-o-chiar-tu" (*DIY); cultura si impartasire de cunostinte; 
 - free open source software; 
 - informatia libera; 
 - producerea si folosirea informatiei la modul distractiv. 
 cateva din ateliere:: 
 - computer hardware: se face bucatele si apoi se reasambleaza 
 - Linux: se invata bazele acestui sistem 
 - FLOSS: ce este si cum il poti folosi 
 - HTML: codare manuala pentru site-uri web 
 - alte limbaje de scripting : Perl, Python, Java, Ruby, etc 
 - computerele ca instrumente pentru creatie: UpStage, Keyworx, streaming 
 audio si video 
 - prezentare despre Creative Commons 
 - atelier de lucru manual din lemn 
 - "Bar Cocktail Creativ " 
 Pe parcursul carnavalului se vor putea prezenta si productiile personale.
 - atelierele sunt in engleza; 
 - traducatoare in limba romana sunt calduros invitate 
 info si program la ::                                                    http://eclectictechcarnival.org/ 
     info {AT} eclectictechcarnival.org 
 pt. Romania - Nita Mocanu :     nitamocanu {AT} yahoo.com 
 ::::::::: inscrieri pina in 20 AUGUST 2006 ::::::::: 
 Pentru persoanele din alte orase care doresc sa participe putem gasi 
 cazare pe la prietenii nostri din Timisoara , in cazul in care nu au 
 destui bani sa plateasca hotel. Dar dorim sa stim din timp cate persoane 
 doresc ajutor. 
 Vom reveni cu noi informatii despre cum evolueaza lucrurile. 
 numai bine 
 nita & h.arta 
 *DIY = continut autolegitimat, productie - publicare - distributie in 
 afara main stream-ului. A fi parte a unui grup socio-cultural, direct 
 implicat in productia propriului sau continut si distributia lui.   



Eclectic Tech Carnival 2006, a carnival of exchanging 


skills, ideas and art. By women and for women.

/etc2006, 4-8 September, Timisoara, Romania




Since 2001, the network of women who help organize the 

clectic TechCarnival or /etc has grown both far and wide. 

We are geographically some-what diverse and we have varied 

experiences and expertise in computing, technology, art 

and activism. We are an eclectic bunch. Since the northern 

summer of 2002, we (or some subset there of) have successfully organized 

an annual Eclectic Tech Carnival.


To connect, to network in real life. The global village 

has come at the price of community. We are interested in 

tech things and like to play with it. We know there are 

other women who are also interested. There is little 

opportunity for us to get together. And there is even 

less open space for women to learn new skills. It is 

especially hard for those with little resources to make 

a start.

We want to change that!

We want to help women feel confident enough to 'hack' 

their own way into northern and male domination of digital 


We can do it!

We want to help women learn to use Free/Libre and 

Open Source Software.


Why the name /etc?


Well, /etc is a directory of the linux file system. In 

this directory called /etc (short for etcetera) are all 

the important configuration files for your computer and 

its networking (hostname, hosts, networks). We asked 

ourselves, "If we were part of the linux file system, 

what would we be?" The /etc directory seemed the best 

place for a carnival of ideas and then the name Eclectic 

Tech Carnival or /etc for short was born.




All people involved work as volunteers. We rely on 

donations and accept them with glee ;-) In 2004, we 

received funding from HIVOS for the /etc in Belgrade. 

In 2005 we received funds from Mamacash and HIVOS. This 

year NCDO and hopefully also Global Fonds for Women will 

help out too. 

The project is a collective action. We think computers and 

technology are not only vital tools in today's world, but 

also a lot of fun. We want it to be fun for those who come 

to the carnival. If you would like to come to the carnival 

or to facilitate a workshop, please contact us or fill out 

our registration form. 

www.eclectictechcarnival.org (subscriptions till 20 August)

By using and teaching others to use Free/Libre and Open 

Source Software we have more freedom and control over our 

work and projects in whatever we do, be it activism, art 

or technology or a combination thereof. "Free and Open 

Source" basically means that the code that makes up 

software or applications is not kept secret. Users and 

programmers have access to the "source code". This allows 

the community of users to adapt, modify and improve the 

software itself - sometimes at an astonishing rate.

We believe that to be independent of the experts and so 

called authority figures you need to be autodidactic and 

DIY. Fixing your bicycle, car, computer. In fact women are 

already very technical. They use sewing machines, weave, 

spin and knit (it was weaving that lead to the first 

computer programs).

There will be communication barriers, a good metaphor for 

ICT. We willbecome Information and Communication Teachers 

in order to break these barriers.

By asking what women want and what they have to offer we 

strive to beinclusive. Please contact us if you are 

interested in the carnival.

It will be okay to break things.

It will be exhausting.

Come join us!


/etc2006 Romania and Partners


The fifth Eclectic Tech Carnival will take place in 

Timisoara, Romania, in collaboration with h.arta 

(a group of three artists) and D Media (NGO for 

independent media).

Other participating organizations and individuals are 

Feramenta (women's hackers collective in Italy), 

SysterServer (web hosting and learning server project 

run by an international group of women), Gender Changer 

Academy (locally based computer hardware training for 

women by women), Creative Catalyst by Helen Varley 

Jamieson (NZ) (playwright, writer, web developer, cyber 

former) and SisterO by Nancy Mauro-Flude (AT) 

(performing artist and associated researcher at 

Institute Network Cultures [INC])
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