LG-school @ De Pianofabriek
Wednesday 26 May *** A day with: ginger coons, LUST, Akkana Peck & OSP
Introduction + discussion: De Pianofabriek
Workshops: Various locations
A day before the international Libre Graphics Meeting starts, art/design students and their teachers are welcome to join LG-school for an intense day. LG-school looks at what Free Software could mean for teaching, learning, experimenting and making creative work.
The day starts with an introduction on why Free Software could be interesting for designers and artists, followed by hands-on parallel sessions. The day ends with a plenary discussion moderated by Pierre Huyghebaert and Femke Snelting. We’ll share experiences with each other and with Free Software developers already arriving in Brussels for the Libre Graphics Meeting.
At LG-school we will speak mainly English and some French and Dutch; the discussion has simultaneous translation in French.
If you haven’t inscribed yet, please e-mail to femke @ constantvzw.org
There will be several computers available with Linux installed — bring your own laptop if you can. If you plan to participate in the LUST workshop, try to arrive with Processing installed .
12:30 — lunch
13:30 Parallel workshops
16:30 — break
18:30 — end
Akkana Peck [US]
Akkana Peck is a Linux software developer and writer who has worked on projects that include web browsers, HTML editors, system software, email programs, scientific visualization and, of course, GIMP. She is also the author of Beginning GIMP: From Novice to Professional
Workshop: GIMP and GIMP Scripting: an introduction to the GNU Image Manipulation Program, what it can do, and how to extend it by writing custom scripts and plug-ins.
Location: Atelier du Web (Rue du Fort 37)
ginger coons [CA]
ginger coons is a designer, artist, pseudo-academic, occasional writer and all-round renaissance woman. Her work specializes in topics of intellectual property, civil liberties and truth in production. This applies just as much to her writing as to her visual practice. As a research mercenary, she has examined the implications of e-readers on the environment, dynamic typography and geosocial networking, among others. She blogs regularly on the above topics and with illustrations at adaptstudio.ca/blog.
Workshop: Digital illustration, lazy tactics and the public domain.
Location: De Pianofabriek
LUST (Daniel Powers) [NL]
LUST is a studio for graphic and interactive design based in The Hague (Den Haag), Netherlands. Their design philosophy revolves around Process-based and Generative-based Design. Interested in exploring new pathways for design at the precarious edge where new media and information technologies, architecture and urban planning and graphic design overlap. Topics include: graphic design, typography, abstract cartography, mapping, architecture, urban media installations, archiving data-visualizations, random mistake-ism, fonts, type design, new media interactive webdesign, internet art, big bang chaos.
Workshop: an introduction to free software/building your own tools, The workshop which will focus primarily on processing.
Location: De Pianofabriek
OSP (ALexandre Leray, Ludivine Loiseau, Stephanie Vilayphiou e.a.) [BE]
OSP is a graphic design agency using only Free and Open Source Software. Closely affiliated with the Brussels based digital culture foundation Constant, OSP aims to test the possibilities and realities of doing graphic design using an expanding range of tools. OSP is serious about testing the possibilities and limitations of F/LOSS in a professional design environment, without expecting to find (or offer!) the same experience as the ones they are used to. Actually, they are interested in experimenting with everything that shows up in the cracks.
Workshop: please computer | make me design. A workshop on fun poster generation, using simple command-lines (especially GNU textutils tools).
Location: Interface3 (Rue du Méridien 30)
Fortstraat 35, Brussels (at 10 mins. from Brussels South Station)