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Workshop Up Pen Down

News · October 9th, 2015 · · No Comments

Up Pen Down – Huppe Plume Tonne is a workshop linking typography and performance. It is a collaboration between OSP and choreographer Adva Zakai, and you are invited to participate!

The workshop will take place Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th of October in the Balsamine theatre, Brussels. On the 25th the doors will be open to the public from 16:00 onwards.

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OSP and the students of ÉSAD Grenoble Valence getting ready to draw letterforms.

In Up Pen Down – Huppe Plume Tonne the participants blow up the scale of the movements of both drawing (down) and non-drawing (up). Uprooting both the forms produced and the movements required, the workshop is meant both for performers and designers.

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Seymour Papert taught mathematics through drawing instructions children would give to the computer, other children, or in this case—to a drawing robot.

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The DIN typeface is specified through drawing instructions: defined by its stroke rather than its contour.

Up pen down – Huppe Plume Tonne takes inspiration from the work of the English mathematician Seymour Papert, who tried to create an embodied understanding of mathematics through his LOGO language. Papert created a language, understood both by humans and computers, that describes drawings not in an absolute cartesian grid, but from the perspective of the person that is drawing. LOGO prefigures similar languages that use drawing instructions to communicate between computers and early drawing devices. Up Pen Down – Huppe Plume Tonne builds on the research effectuated by OSP with the students of the ÉSAD Grenoble Valence in 2012-2013.

For Up Pen Down – Huppe Plume Tonne, OSP collaborates with Adva Zakai, Brussels-based choreographer and performer. Adva’s recent work explores how body and language are perceived through each other. Just as much as the body seems to recede under its textual interpretation, our very understanding of text becomes more embodied.

The first day of the workshop will be Saturday 24th of October from 10:00 to 17:30. Sunday the 25th the workshop starts again at 10:00 also. From 16:00 onwards the doors will be open for the public.

Address:

Théâtre la Balsamine
Avenue Félix Marchal 1
1030 Bruxelles

Up Pen Down – Huppe Plume Tonne is part of the Festival des Arts Numériques and made possible by the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.

A new home for OSP

News · October 6th, 2015 · · No Comments

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In what might be a some-what surprising move (even to ourselves) OSP has taken up offices in the World Trade Center.

Do not hesitate to pass by! Send us a mail, and we will meet you in the lobby! Or write us a letter at:

Avenue Roi Albert II / Koning Albert II laan 30, Box n°8
World Trade Center – Tower 1
1000 Brussels

Up Pen Down — Huppe plume tonne

Conversations · Education · Live · News · Print Party · Workshop · August 7th, 2015 · · No Comments

Announcing Up Pen Down — Huppe plume tonne

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a workshop and preformance during the Quinzaine Numérique 2015:

specifics of the workshop are on their way, but for now, here is the introduction text:

En 2012, OSP (Open Source Publishing) construit un workshop de plusieurs mois avec des étudiants de l’École Supérieure d’Art et Design de Valence. La proposition au centre des tables s’intéresse en détail au «trait», dans le sens de «chemin» (path en anglais) par opposition et en dialogue avec la notion de forme. Si ce point de départ offre plusieurs perspectives — celles du dessin, de la typographie, de la cartographie — ce «chemin» pose aussi la question des outils et en particulier des outils numériques, et de leur relation avec le langage visuel.

Il y a trois ans donc, des étudiants en design graphique, en typographie et nous-mêmes sont amenés par le trait à la performance. Aujourd’hui, nous allons réitérer l’expérience en modifiant le chemin de l’apprentissage. Nous proposons un workshop d’expérimentation permettant deux approches :
– pour les participants avec une expérience graphique, s’intéresser à produire du lettrage par des mouvements à échelle du corps;
– pour les participants avec une expérience chorégraphique, s’intéresser à la manière spécifique par lequel le dessin (down) et le non-dessin (up) questionne le mouvement et ses différentes échelles;

Nous chercherons à nous intéresser spécifiquement à une série de questions, et aux spécificités qui y répondent.

La chorégraphe et danseuse Adva Zakaï nous accompagnera dans ce travail de débroussaillage. Son travail de recherche fondé sur l’hypothèse que le corps mute progressivement en texte numérique, et que le numérique mute en retour au contact intime des corps.

OSP in 2014

News · July 13th, 2015 · · No Comments

Last February, OSP officially became an asbl/vzw: a Belgian association with no lucrative purposes. We are trying to get more structured and this goes through making precise activity reports. Here is the one for 2014 : OSP2014.pdf.

Relearn 2015

Live · News · June 28th, 2015 · · No Comments

Relearn is back for 2015!

We’re very happy to see the summer school continue and morph into a new being again this year, with a new set of people taking care of the organization. Quick recap: OSP set up the first edition of Relearn in 2013. In 2014, Relearn was a jointed venture with all the Variable labs taking part, just before we had to vacate the house. This time, there are no immediate ties between the organizers, yet there is a very solid body of exciting and able people taking care of this summer’s school.

This year, we go to Zinneke, to broaden our horizons.

You can read all about the selected tracks on relearn.be/2015/ and peruse through the archives for /2014/ and /2013/

!Applications close on the 1st of July!

See you there?

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OSP in 2014

News · July 13th, 2015 · · No Comments

Last February, OSP officially became an asbl/vzw: a Belgian association with no lucrative purposes. We are trying to get more structured and this goes through making precise activity reports. Here is the one for 2014 : OSP2014.pdf.

Relearn 2015

Live · News · June 28th, 2015 · Tags: · · · · · · · No Comments

Relearn is back for 2015! We’re very happy to see the summer school continue and morph into a new being again this year, with a new set of people taking care of the organization. Quick recap: OSP set up the first edition of Relearn in 2013. In 2014, Relearn was a jointed venture with all […]

ASBL Print party outcome

News · June 5th, 2015 · · No Comments

When you mix travel stories with non profit association elation, within the zero boundary format of a print party, what do you get? We came up with a mix of different things we wanted to share and show, and mixed them in with some more down to earth writing extracted from our Statutes. One article […]

Article III: Goal, social object, field of action

News · June 5th, 2015 · · No Comments

This is an extract from our association statutes. Links at the end of the page. The association OSP has as its main goal to propagate Free and Open Source culture in Brussels and internationally. More specifically, OSP asbl aims to stimulate the social movements of Free Culture and Free Software in the field of graphic […]

OSP ASBL VZW Celebration Print Party

News · May 28th, 2015 · · No Comments

We are happy to announce an OSP ASBL/VZW* celebration evening and Print Party. Back from our yearly travel to the Libre Graphics Meeting, full of Toronto stories, and soon to be tattooed with a VAT number, OSP welcomes you in their transit tavern. Join us in cutting, plotting and browsing recent works. Come to celebrate […]

HTML sauce cocktail

News · March 19th, 2015 · · No Comments

We just finished a great workshop week @HEAR Strasbourg on the topic of printing HTML. Printing HTML is not a new idea, but in the last few years we’ve been compiling sets of tools and scripts to properly use HTML as a base for proper layout. This idea has taken on several flavors over different […]

Conférence @ HEAR Strasbourg

News · March 10th, 2015 · · No Comments

Ramène ta fraise! We’re currently giving a html2print workshop @HEAR in Strasbourg that we’re punctuating with a conference presentation of OSP’s work tomorrow evening in the main hall @18:00. Come on over, ramène ta fraise! Results of the html2print workshop on their way and in construction, for now know that we’re reactivated automatic frog so […]

Laidout

News · March 5th, 2015 · · No Comments

Tom Lechner Our description of the first encounter we had with Tom would probably be similar to the one of any of the two hundred people, sitting in the audience of the Libre Graphics Meeting in Brussels, back in May 2010.   The Libre Graphics Meeting is an annual meeting for users and developers of […]

OSP @ Princesse!

Conversations · News · OSP Public Meets · September 29th, 2014 · Tags: · · · · No Comments

Since the early days, OSP has changed form over and over, from asking simple questions right through to organizing week-long workshops to share answers its members have found. There have been a fair amount of turning points in the past, and some of the biggest ones have happened over the last few years. The Variable […]

Hachures Tournures Balsamine Print Party

News · OSP Public Meets · Print Party · Works · September 29th, 2014 · Tags: · · · · · · · · · No Comments

We’re happy to be having the next Print Party in the familiar Balsamine Foyer for the second year in a row! This year as part of a new seasonal program, but also smaller parallel program «Nos Petites Madeleines» and along with the 15 day long Quizaine Numérique we’re going to be presenting Hachures Tourneurs. Following […]

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