[artinfo] OPEN SOURCE CITY - last call
ewen at altern.org
ewen at altern.org
Thu Apr 1 14:19:28 CEST 2004
OPEN SOURCE CITY
Call for interests
[TCM nr.02 - FR]
· 7-16 May, 2004 in Strasbourg : OPEN SOURCE CITY
The festival "Open Source City" is organised by the Syndicat Potentiel,
with Université Tangente and Ellipse.
OPEN SOURCE CITY is a 10 days event bringing artists, cartographers,
architects, programmers, activists, occultists, psychogeographers,
autonomous astronauts, researchers, doctors, sociologists and urbanists
together to draw an « open source » map of the european city of Strasbourg.
The festival will focus on historical maps, psychogeography, politics and
religion ; Europe institutions and local specificities ; tactical media and
„cyberguerillas‰ techniques, locative tools and wifi maps ; urbanism and
city politics. The festival will finish on the Saturday 15, with
presentations, panels and music.
"Open source city : collaborative mapping" workshop
The « Trans-Cultural Mapping » program stops in Strasbourg for the "Open
source city : collaborative mapping" workshop. The Strasbourg TCM workshop
will follow the 5th RAM workshop entitled "Open Source Media Architecture"
that will take place from May 4th to 9th, 2004 in Riga, Latvia, organised
by the RIXC. Open Source ideas -- that has its origins in the scientific
and computer programming communities, where research is shared within a
network for the common advancement of the field -- will be used and
extended in both events. An exhibition will be set up and modified until
the final version that will stay in Syndicat Potentiel space one month
after the festival. The Strasbourg results will be presented in Riga for
the Art+Communication Festival organised by the RIXC in october 2004 as a
cloture of the TCM program.
In addition to the local projects that relate to urbanism, history and
long-term actions, we‚re specifically looking for mapping techniques projects :
- GPS, mobile tech and locative tools
- wifi mappers and sniffers
- mapping softwares developers
- tactical media and „cyberguerillas‰ techniques
Psychogeography, interventions, artist presentations, lectures that address
the « Open Source City » idea are also welcome.
Due to a limited budget, we can afford transports and accommodations only
for a list of selected participants established by Syndicat Potentiel,
Université Tangente and Ellipse. We can provide official letters for people
who want to apply for their own travel grants and help as much as we can
for people really interested.
Before submitting a proposal, please take a look at the type of projects
developed by Université Tangente :
DEADLINE : APRIL 5
proposals : 20 lines describing your project and a short bio.
Please come with your personal equipment if you need some and specify if :
limited number of participants in the audience ; specific period during the
10 days of the festival ; inside/outside actions ; time needed ; etc.
Contact : Ewen Chardronnet <ewen at tiscali.fr>
Answer by 10 APRIL
The « Trans-Cultural Mapping » program is a European Union Culture 2000
program for 2004 in the special event section for the celebration of the
European enlargment. The lead organisation is the Center For New Media
Culture, RIXC from Riga (Latvia) and co-organised with K at 2 (Latvia),
Projekt Atol (Slovenia), Piknik Frequency (Finland), TEKS (Norway), LORNA
(Iceland), Ellipse (France).
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