I'm here writing you and you don't know me yet. :)
Probably you might have read about my company: nois3lab.
Well my workmate in particular set up the website you may have heard
Now it's time (well you know we're kinda late, but... forget it :P) to
show it proudly to the world.
So we're going to this year italian hackmeeting to have some workshops
Showing why inkscape, why free software, why drupal and so on.
But obviously we wanted to talk about the real topic, which is inkscape.
And we thought: who better that its developer could?
So, here I am: there will be some of you guys who want to come and
take a workshop about the software itself? The roadmap, the status,
It'll be of great pleasure for us all.
Btw this years' saturday session will be focused on free software
graphics, and video with some gimp sessions, some cinelerra's and
Here's the website
and the wiki on which we're planning the meeting
Down here some info about hackmeeting.
The Hackmeeting was born in 1998 as the time and place for Italian and
international digital counterculters, hackers and activists to share
discuss projects and plan strategies on cyber-rights, electronic tools
struggling and alternative views of society. In 10 years it has been
in Florence, Milan, Rome, Catania, Bologna, Genova, Torino, Naples,
Palermo and Parma. Every year it has been participated by hundreds of
people, each one
contributing to the event with debates, projects, software, concerts,
a lot more. This year the hackmeeting is back in Milan, in the
that will be swept away by the 2015 International Exposition projects.
slogan will be: Hack your fear! Build your future!
Hackmeeting is a story twelve years old. Hackmeeting has been born in
1998 and has been hold every year since that date, all over Italy,
from north to south, in Florence, Milan, Rome, Bologna, Turin, Pisa,
Genoa, Naples, Palermo, Catania, Parma. It has gathered nerds, cyber
activists, geeks, techies, but also anyone who cared to subscribe to a
general definition of hacking as changing one's own life to suit one's
own desire, overcoming limit and borders, self-managing tools and
spaces. The Hackmeeting has always focused on open hardware and free
software, on digital countercultures, economies without capital, free
speech against repression, and tried to point out the evolution and
the impact of computers and electronic communication on the
information system and on all of our lives.
Hackmeeting offers workshop, conferences, spontaneous discussion,
cyber art performances, and much more. Each proposed activity, though,
is meant as one of the facet of a philosophical framework based on
sharing, openness, decentralization, free access, human evolution, and
aimed at a political outcome. Hackmeeting is organized by a community
of hackers unique in the world for its desire to funnel the hacker
ethics into political activism, far beyond the limits of the
technological environment. The Hackmeeting community thinks hacking is
a tool to alter reality and society as a whole.
The Hackmeeting is usually a three-days long event and it's completely
self-organized through an open and non-moderated mailing list
) and wiki (http://hackmeeting.org/_wiki/index.php?title=Pagina_principale
), as well as local live meeting in the city which will hold the next
It often takes place in social centers, community spaces, and squats,
to stress the close relationship between hacking and the underground
The first two days are dedicated to workshop, conferences and debates.
The third is usually dedicated to a big plenum, where all the
participants analyse new ideas and possibilities pointed out during
the meeting, sum up all the event and reflects and examines projects
for the next future.
For the first time in 2009 Hackmeeting is going to be splitted in two
parts, to reach as many people as possible: Warm up and Hackmeeting.
Warm up is a series of events which will take place in various
univerisities in Milan (Accademia di belle arti di Brera, Fisica,
Bovisa, Bicocca, Scienze politiche, and Cascina Torchiera), between
june 9th and 18th. They will be open conferences presented by
researchers, experts, activists on ethics and hackers culture issues
as hacking and net art history, open source, fear embedded societies,
security and control, open design e 3D animation, peer to peer
economy, ecohacking (hacker approach to ecology).
The Hackmeeting itself will take place in Sos Fornace, Rho
) from june 19th to 21st: three days of workshops, lan
space, sharing, meetings, discussions on free software, code, net
neutrality, peer to peer and also digital countercultures, economies
without capital, free speech against repression. Dedicated to the
people who have adopted a critical and proactive approach towards the
advancement of new technologies -- which are more and more tied to
social control, the business of war and the commercialization of every
vital space. Three days of workshops, games, parties, debates,
exchanges and most of all, collective learning.
More info at: www.hackmeeting.org
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