[PD] [PD-announce] Fwd: Pd workshops + open source symposium in Los Angeles
hans at eds.org
Wed Jan 24 04:43:18 CET 2007
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> From: reas / ucla <reas at ucla.edu>
> Date: January 23, 2007 7:41:38 AM EST
> Subject: O P E N @ UCLA
> The schedule for OPEN is locked and the website promoting the event
> is now live. Please help get the word out. Please send the
> announcement (below) to your internal department email lists,
> friends, and other
> relevant lists.
> The event is free and open for all. We're encouraging people to
> register so we can judge attendance and provide wireless access. UC
> faculty and graduate students will have priority for the workshops
> because space is
> I'm very excited about the program and I look forward to seeing you
> soon. I'll be sending an email about tech checks, parking, and
> other details on the week of the event.
> If you have any questions or concerns about the event, please let me
> know via email or phone (+1 310 382 6007).
> O P E N
> UC Digital Arts Research Network
> Open Source Sound, Image, and Electronics
> 9,10 February 2007
> @ EDA, Broad Arts Center, UCLA
> A gathering for open source users, advocates, and developers.
> Symposium (Friday):
> Cory Doctorow - USC, Boing Boing
> Greg Niemeyer - UC Berkeley
> David Cuartielles - Arduino.cc, K3 Malmo
> Beatriz da Costa - UC Irvine
> Xavier Amatriain - UC Santa Barbara, MATi, CREATE
> Michael Zbyszynski - UC Berkeley, CNMAT
> Ben Fry - Processing.org, Carnegie Mellon
> Robert Nideffer - UC Irvine
> Workshops (Saturday):
> Processing - Ben Fry
> Arduino - David Cuartielles
> PD - August Black
> The event is free and open to the public.
> For more information visit:
> Please register here:
> All lectures take place in the EDA, Broad Art Center, 240 Charles E.
> Young Drive, Room 1250 Los Angeles, CA 90095
> Directions: http://dma.ucla.edu/info/directions.php
> Also, in association with O P E N:
> Regents' Lecturer: Nicholas Negroponte
> Eliminating Poverty by Learning Learning
> February 8, 2007, 6:00pm
> Common practice in bridging the so-called "digital divide" in
> nations is to build computer labs in schools and teach children
> WORD and
> EXCEL thirty minutes a week. This is misguided. Children should not
> learn productivity software suited for office workers. They should
> make things, they should communicate, they should explore the
> Internet. In short, they should learn learning, which includes the
> passion to learn.
> The One Laptop per Child project is guided by the belief that you can
> eliminate poverty with education. It aims to engage children in
> their own education as well as peer-to-peer learning, by equipping
> every child with a connected laptop with features you have never
> dreamed of. By doing this globally, at a very large scale, and as a
> non-profit association, the birth of the $100 laptop is feasible.
> At least six countries, three continents and five million children
> will be involved in the launch.
> O P E N is a joint program of the UC Digital Arts Research
> Network and the Design | Media Arts department at UCLA.
> NYC mailing list
> NYC at arduino.cc
"[W]e have invented the technology to eliminate scarcity, but we are
deliberately throwing it away to benefit those who profit from
scarcity." -John Gilmore
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