Hello world! tour! Second stop: Toulouse

We spent our last weekend in the Fablab Toulouse Conference, the first event of this kind in Toulouse, organized by Artilect.

Although most of the interventions dealt mainly with digital fabrication, we introduced the HelloWorld documentaries project. Indeed, open languages such as Processing, OpenFrameworks and Pure data are devices that allow experimenting, sketching, testing and inventing your own creations, exactly the way machines in a fablab do.

These languages are oriented to individuals as the fablabs, and aim to propitiate creativity thanks to their ease of use and openness. As you surely know, various artists and designers are already working on the relationships between digital fabrication and Processing for example. So this presentation was for us a great chance to see how to describe the connections between this digital world of creative coding with the physical production.

This gathering allowed us to listen to other interesting ongoing projects and experimentations. We also noted the special emphasis on a kind of “green concern” with numerous projects as the green fablab exposed by Tomás Diez, the open hardware farm exposed by NaïoTechnologies or the solar printer realized by Markus Kayser, projects that were gathered in the “Bio-FabLab & Green Alternative” part of the program. And this was really interesting to us since we work closely with digital fabrication 🙂

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Hello world tour! First stop: Granada

Last weekend, we had the chance to participate in the Campus Party Milenio, a huge meeting that gathered, during 3 days, 600 participants all involved in digital culture from a humanist perspective. People from all around the world were here in Granada and exchanged experiences and built new possible collaborations.

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As we were selected among the 15 projects of the “Creativity and social media” section we could present Hello world! to the audience and to the jury who had to select the project that most fit in their objectives. So, after our really short presentation (5 minutes), and after listening some very good projects like Deborah Hustic’s, Maxence Parache’s and others, we waited for the jury’s decision and…, at the end, we won!

We won the price in the section of “creativity and social media”. It has been a big surprise and an excellent news: that will really help us!!!

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Hello_world !, the three documentaries for open programming will be in Ars Electronica

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The 3rd of September, we’ll be in Ars Eletronica, one of the most important festivals of digital arts, to present the project « hello_world ! , three documentaries for open programming » in the framework of Scenes and structures.
The project, conceived by Ultra-lab, began in June with the collaboration of Raúl Alaejos, one of the two directors of the “Arduino documentary”, and aims to go on with the divulgation of the use of free culture in creative and training environments, focusing on three programming languages:
Processing, OpenFrameworks and Pure data.
After the first round of interviews, the project keeps going on with the premiere of the introductory video of the documentaries in this presentation.

Hello_world ! Presentation, Saturday 3th of Septembre, 8.30 p.m., Ars Electronica Center, Seminar room

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