About still/open

still/open will be as a series of free two-day workshops in Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane, each accompanied by a public evening forum. Facilitators will work with 15 artists, scientists, writers and developers in each city to introduce open source modes of thinking and resources for collaborative and distributed development; to provide hands on experience; and to initiate local networks and projects.

still/open focuses on both the practice and theory of open source which can be applied through networked art and software development, print and online publishing, and in the scientific arena where the open science movement encourages a collaborative environment in which science can be pursued by anyone who is inspired to discover something new about the natural world.

Lab Facilitators are publisher and media artist Alessandro Ludovico (Italy) editor in chief of the online and print publication Neural; free software hacker and new media activist Andy Nicholson (Australia) who is part of the Engage Media collective; and interdisciplinary artist and researcher Beatriz da Costa (USA), who works with open science.

FREE Public Forum Dates:

Melbourne: 5th September 2007, 6pm, Digital Harbour
Perth: 10th September 2007, 6pm, The Bakery ARTRAGE Complex
Brisbane: 14th September 2007, 6pm, Judith Wright Centre

Workshop dates:

Melbourne: 6th, 7th September 2007, Digital Harbour
Perth: 11th, 12th September 2007, The Bakery ARTRAGE Complex
Brisbane: 15th, 16th September 2007, QUT Creative Industries Precinc

Please note pre-registration is not required for the forums.