FREE STUDIO AND ENVIRONMENT EVENTS
IN MANCHESTER, SAT 12 / SUN 13 MAY
FREE STUDIO /
Sat 12 & Sun 13 May
Futuresonic 2007, Manchester
There is today a grass roots open source movement that is sweeping across Brazil like wild fire and captivating the world’s imagination.
You are invited to a series of talks, informal presentations, films and a workshop coinciding with the initiation of a local Ponto de Cultura (Cultural Hotspot) in Manchester, based on the Brazilian model.
Featuring Claudio Prado (Brazil), the leading figure in the Brazilian movement. He is now in a unique position, working in a very new frontier between government and media activists running the Digital Culture Department of the Ministry of Culture of Brazil. He is the man responsible for Brazil’s involvement in international discussions around digital and open source culture, and all its consequences in IP regulations, cultural production and identity, creative economy and so on. He is also responsible for putting all these concepts into practice, through the Pontos de Cultura project – 600 grassroots cultural centers spread all around the country that receive a digital multimedia production infrastructure and take part in a series of meetings and workshops regarding free and open source software for multimedia production, open licensing, gift economy and similar subjects.
Claudio will be joined by other international open source activists including :
Bronac Ferran (Bricolabs), Cristiano Scabello (Estudio Livre/Brazil), James Wallbank (Access Space/UK), Matthew Edmondson (Open IT Up/UK), Dave Carter (Head of Manchester Digital Development Agency), Vicky Sinclair (Ponto de Cultura – Manchester), Pedro Zaz (Brazcast.tv), Phil Mayer (Fluxo.org), Francesca Bria (Ponto de Cultura- Rome), Dario Biagetti (Cultura Digitale Italia- Italy), Aoife Giles (Photographer from Pontos de Cultura Brazil), MediaShed, UHC.
2pm & 8pm, Saturday 12 May
PRESENTATIONS & WORKSHOP
2pm-4pm Saturday & 12pm-5pm Sunday