Workshop #LibreObjet @ RealizeBXL

Design September: Workshop Libre Objet

This weekend (21/09 > 22/09/2013), for Brussels Design September, Mathieu Gabiot, Martin Lévêque, Raphaël Bastide and myself are organising a 2 days workshop to teach designers about free licences applied to product design.

We will introduce our 16 participants to the licenses available and will experience them by modifying and building a libre piece of furniture created by Mathieu.

This is the first workshop from the new collective called Libre Objet. Unfortunatly we no longer have room in Brussels for any other participant. But another one is open in Mons for “Quinzaine Numérique” in the beginning of October.

You are still invited to pay us a visit if you wish at RealizeBXL.

#CLIfe : Command-Line Interface for everything

 
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Command-Line Interface for everything

What? Command-Line? Yes. Exactly. That thing with the computer where you see characters flying by just like when Neo found out about the Matrix. It seems cryptic and magic, doesn’t it? People doing this can only do illegal things for sure. Not.

The console, where all those commands happened to be typed, has been around since computers have monitors. And they still exist in modern computing. They come really handy for a lot of things and especially when the graphical interface is going bad or not even there at all.

#CLIfe is a workshop organized by Michael Murtaugh and I to teach you the basis of command-line manipulation, show you how useful (lifesaving?) this can be and have some fun with it. For the more advanced users, the workshop is oriented to CLI experimentations and knowledge sharing. Isn’t CLI a lifestyle afterall?

When? Where?

Saturday, 19 October 2013
Begin(14:00) -> End(18:00)
Variable
80, rue Gallait
Schaerbeek

BYOD = Bring Your Own Device.
All Operating Systems welcome.

(Yes, that means you too, Billies and Appelsientjes).

Need some motivations to come?

You want to resize 1000 jpegs and watermark them in one go.
You want to stop worrying every time your software publisher changes (the order of) the icons.
You think "sudo" is a martial art.
You want to post to Facebook/Twitter/Identica/Tumblr/Wordpress/Blogger without a browser.
You want to know your network settings without making 5 clicks.
You think that plumbing is a computer skill.
Christian Clavier is your DJ name.
You're ready to take the red pill.
You are a poet.

Don’t bring your mouse.

Paranoid Android #CoverTuesday

Update : Thanks to a comment by Sébastien, I’ve found out that this pianist seems to have taken inspiration from Brad Mehldau. Cover of cover of cover…

While searching for song covers for this weekly #CoverTuesday, I often end up watching total strangers covering famous songs in different ways. Most of the time, it’s not quite good. Sometimes, I even feel pity for them. But this one, although not perfect, had something special in his interpretation. Something touching, I believe. So here is Frankie Simon covering Radiohead’s Paranoid Android.

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Libre Graphics Meeting 2013 : Day 4

#LGM13 : Day 4

Last day of the Libre Graphics Meeting at Medialab Prado

Storified by Juego· Sat, Apr 13 2013 16:59:28

open source design. Braybrooke
Last day, for me, started with the Inkscape related talks. There were talks before that, but woke up late.

Tavmjong Bah talked about the coming features in 0.49. And he told me, in one to one conversation, that it could be released in 3 months.

After that, Xavi Manzanaresdid presented an “Imago sonification” performance where he uses inkscape as a tool to create live sounds. The drawing are interpreted by a Pure Data patch and turned into sound. Really interesting experiment regarding live music together with “veejaying”.

#Inkscape Live drawing picked up by to generate sound. Performance by @Txa yfrog.com/oboacdrj ᔥ@lacolaborativaJulien Deswaef
Last talk of LGM was an inspiring one by Manufactura Indepedente. Ana Isabel Carvalho and Ricardo Lafuente talked about font design, encouraging “release early, release often” practices and DIY type foundries. They should open their new type foundry today called “Oxshark fontworks” with brand new libre fonts. And I’m glad to know, we’ll work together for the next two weeks at Interactivos?13.
Discusión de clausura de . Hablamos sobre el futuro del propio encuentro. pic.twitter.com/nH3WEeP1Thmedialabprado
The LGM seems to always end up by a group discussion about the next one. This was also the chance to warmly applause Femke Snelting and Monica Cachafeiro, both of them ran this event with a professional, caring and open hand. Everything ran smoothly thanks to them and their supporting theam.
Closing discussion . Se me cae la lagrimita y toooMonica cachafeiro
Cierre de libre graphics meeting Pagola
In the afternoon, it seems everyone was going for a nap or chilling in the sun. Still you could hear discussions around free culture and future projects, but the whole scene was quieter and lots of people were saying goodbye.

The remaining pack was invited by Basurama for an improvised trash potluck after party. It was again, an interesting experience having to cross over half of Madrid to find their place. But it was worth it.

Happening NOW instagram.com/p/YD-dQpwgRh/Alexei Vanyashin
#lgm13 Vanyashin
Well, that’s it. A first and an incredible LGM for me. This free culture crowd is my tribe. And this is our pow-wow.