Libre Graphics Meeting 2013: day 2

#LGM13 Day 2

Second day of Libre Graphics Meeting 2013 at Medialab Prado

Storified by Juego· Thu, Apr 11 2013 14:59:10

Following yesterday’s report, this is still a personal point of view of the event (with the help of others through social media)
#LGM13 Day2. Interactivos’?13 Projects Presentation // Dia2. Preseantación de Proyectos de Interactivos’?13.Jennifer Dopazo
Morning presentations are about Interactivos?13 open workshop that will start on monday, right after the LGM. The Interactivos? serie has been started by Medialab Prado in 2006 and is focusing on collaborative prototyping. 9 projects have been selected this year.
First project to be presented is the “Freedom of Speech Project“.
Freedom of Speech Project (@freedomspeechpr) presenting at . Dopazo
I’m amazed how much every spanish project or presentation proposed at LGM is talking about “crisis”, “street protest”, “resistance” or “public voice” in a broad sense and is in a real urge to come with “new tools” to build upon this “renewed citizenship”.

Second presentation, was my proposition “Design with Git“.

@xuv @medialabprado Desing with DIG crónica dibujada
I’m delighted it has been selected for Interactivos?13. And here’s an encouraging comment I received (with many other verbal ones).
#Git for designers? Yes, please! //¿Git para diseñadores? Si, por favor! . Streaming streaming.medialab-prado.esJennifer Dopazo
So many great projects have been presented and I’ll be happy to watch them grow for the next two weeks but “Makea Tu Vida” really got my attention. It looks like a great initiative to encourage the creation and sharing of open source product designs. Really intrigued by what they will come up with and I think you should check them too.
El Recetario by online collaborative repository of designs and manuals. Sipos
The afternoon started with interesting lightning talks around scribus improvements and OSP new tools in the making.
The rest of the  afternoon was spent hoping in and out of the auditorium, mostly chatting outside in the sun with the wonderful people attending LGM, of course talking about creation and free culture. An amazing crowd that is.

The journey ended with the talk “Internet and parasites”. Deep and tough stuff to close the day.

Chris Kelty is talking about the possibilities of F/LOSS as parasite (in a good way!) at . Damn fine stuff.ginger coons
See you tomorrow.

Libre Graphics Meeting 2013: Day 1

#LGM13 Day 1

Libre Graphics Meeting 2013 opens at Medialab Prado, Madrid.

Edité par Juego· Wed, Apr 10 2013 16:04:11

During 4 days, starting this 10 April 2013, the Libre Graphics Meeting will gather around 300 people to speak, share, work and exchange ideas around free culture and the (future) tools that make it happend. As a participant, speaker and open source furniture creator, here’s a personal point of view of the event.
@melindasipos: Opening talk by Femke Snelting, Laura Fernandez and @marcosgcm Sipos
Great introduction talk by Femke, Laura and Marcos with a room packed with people. It’s at this point of time that I realize how much work these three persons and their teams have put to make something like this happend. And suddenly, the open source hardware furniture in the cafeteria makes so much sense.
#lgm13 Libre Graphic Meeting starts during @medialabprado opening at madrid merino
Femke, @marcosgcm y Laura presentando el evento.ía G. Perulero
The first talk is about the media facade of the Medialab Prado and the web app that has been put together by to push interactive animations on it. The application uses Processingjs for the creative coding side and encourage designers from all over the world to submit their work to be displayed during the 4 days. Of course, this will raise the question of what is allowed to be displayed on a public building at a size of 15m wide.
Sergio Galán presenta : cómo programar la fachada de @medialabprado de forma disribuida.ía G. Perulero
#lgm13 ohhhhhhhhhhhlarural
Another talk that I found inspiring is about Pycessing, by Brendan Howell. Pycessing is a very young Processing-like IDE written in Python. It’s been used by only a few people and Brendan uses it to teach coding but it’s spreading the love for Python in a Processing way. Which is just cool. Brendan has got me tempted.
#Pycessing in
I was also impressed by the last talk of the day about Fontforge and the dedication, improvement and energy Ben Martin puts into it. Definitly a project to watch closely in the next months. And obviously, I was not the only one impressed by it.
Fontforge collaborative (DOOM) mode sounds amazing! by @davelab6 ël Bastide
Tomorow, presentations start at 10am CEST so I better go to sleep.
You can follow the @medialabprado talks here Lombraña Glez
La pantalla de Led de @medialabprado Di Siena