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01 Sep 2010
US, New York
A Windowfarm is a hydroponic system. Hydroponics is a technique of growing plants in water containing dissolved nutrients, without the use of soil. Its a DIY farming system for urban dweller's windows.

Food / Open Source / Sustainability
25 Jan 2010
April 15-17 201
France, Rennes
"Passionate individuals and non-profit organizations from the region of Rennes, Brittany, France invite you to participate in the first Breizh Entropy Congress. This inter-disciplinary event focuses on free (as in freedom) creations and culture.

Through a meeting fostering open-mindedness, exchange of ideas and learning, we hope to show solutions to technical, social and political problems, and celebrate free, reclaimed and creative art and technology.

We happily welcome entropy, as a means to break artificial boundaries between disciplines and find unexpected ways of doing things that promote liberalization, sharing and reclaiming of technologies that traditionnally belonged to the realm of corporations and well-funded academic labs."

Call for proposals

Free / Open Source / Symposium / Conference
19 Nov 2008
Global
Ten major natural history museum libraries, botanical libraries, and research institutions have joined to form the Biodiversity Heritage Library Project. The group is developing a strategy and operational plan to digitize the published literature of biodiversity held in their respective collections. This literature will be available through a global “biodiversity commons.”

Free / Open Source / Virtual Soil
27 Apr 2008
An Introduction to Information Design
John Emerson, collector of inspiring notes on design and the public interest, wrote and designed a booklet to introduce advocacy organizations to basic principles and techniques of information design. It’s full of examples of interesting design from groups around the world in a variety of media and forms. It has tips, excercises, and even recommended Free Software packages to help polish up your graphics.

The booklet is Creative Commons licensed and fully downloadable.

Blogs / Books / Free / Open Source
27 Feb 2008
Århus, Denmark
The culture that we all create should not be owned or privatized by corporations. The instrumentalisation of art and culture for economic gain is an invasion of our life worlds that needs to be addressed and countered. We will produce with lust for life and dance on the graves of the bloodsuckers from the creative class and the experience economy.

With: Sine Bang (DK), Kayle Brandon (UK), Kristine Briede (Latvia), Adams & Itso, Field Work (DK), Groupwork/Students from the Art Academies (DK), Andreas Wegner (D/AUS), Henrik Moltke (DK), Amy Balkin (US), YNKB (DK)
Curated by Field Work; Lise Skou and Nis Rømer

Art + Activism / Exhibitions / Free / Open Source / Public Projects
21 Feb 2008
Belgium
"Constant is a non-profit association for art and media, based and active in Brussels since 1997. Constant works in the fields of open source, free software, cyber-feminism, social interaction and participation, copyleft and copyright alternatives, the conditions of cultural work.

Constant develops radio works, electronic music, database projects.Constant functions as a networked laboratory for a group of artists, designers and researchers. We generate reflection on network culture through the creation of art projects, networks, and interdisciplinary collaborations. Networks and links between cultural producers shed new light on the conditions of work, and make analysing the transfer of digital information necessary."

Art + Activism / Open Source / Organizations / Virtual Soil
20 Dec 2007
Anywhere
A wiki for sharing information about free and open source art software!

Open Source
11 Dec 2007
- a documentary about the current state of copyright and culture
Global
I went to see this film the other night and it is absolutely not to be missed, can also be seen online:
"Good Copy, Bad Copy" is a terrific new documentary about copyright and culture, directed by Andreas Johnsen, Ralf Christensen, and Henrik Moltke. It features interviews with Danger Mouse, Girl Talk, Siva Vaidhyanathan, Lawrence Lessig, and many others with various perspectives on copyright.

Free / Open Source
24 Nov 2007
Anywhere
Formed in 2000 by scientists and physicians, PLoS is a non-profit organization committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource.

"PLoS publishes peer-reviewed, open access scientific and medical journals that include original research as well as timely feature articles. All PLoS articles are immediately freely accessible online, are deposited in the free public archive PubMed Central, and can be redistributed and reused according to the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License."

Articles / Free / Open Source / Organizations
15 Nov 2007
Information visualization toolkit
Anywhere
Prefuse is a set of software tools for creating rich interactive data visualizations. The original prefuse toolkit provides a visualization framework for the Java programming language. The prefuse flare toolkit provides visualization and animation tools for ActionScript and the Adobe Flash Player.

via They Rule.

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by Corinne Matesich

Browsing the contents of a new acquaintance's bookshelves is a common impulse. I do it all the time, sizing pe...
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For the Garage festival 09 Free Soil have conducted a site specific research project investigating the environment of the Baltic Sea.

We created an alternative archive of political and historical events that have occurred in the Baltic Sea region, especially Stralsund and linked these with the sea’s responses. The impact of Industrialisation, population growth and political changes has resulted in climatic and environmental changes recorded in the sea. Nature retaliates by creating new forms, one of the most significant being the spread and growth of toxic Blue Green Algae or “phytoplankton”

Images: wooden sewerage pipe from Stralsund. &
Portrait of William Lindley the designer of the first sewerage system in Stralsund, algae on paper.
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Link of the Week:  
Interview with Fritz Haeg by Nato Thompson

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