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Relearn 2015

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 […]

Hit any key to exit

January 31st, 2011 · Tags: · · · · 3 Comments

Finally… How to choose and install four three new distributions Since announcing that it was time for a new adventure, colleagues and friends have advised me what to install and why (see notes below). In the last few weeks I tried to follow up on their tips and I have tried out many distributions. I […]

The transformer

October 9th, 2009 · Tags: · · · Comments Off on The transformer

The transformer (Marie Neurath) at work Today a long awaited booklet arrived in the post: The transformer, principles of making Isotype charts written by Robin Kinross & Marie Neurath. It is inspiring in its modest but precise description of unorthodox working methods developed by philosopher, sociologist, and economist Otto Neurath and his associates. To produce […]

OSP full scale in Beaubourg

March 18th, 2009 · Tags: · · · · · · · · 5 Comments

OSP full scale in Beaubourg

As a side effect of the BPI/cinéma du réel festival, OSP has been asked to “perform” the program map in full scale in the Centre Georges Pompidou main hall, where the festival occurs. The map is a derivative from the printed one, folded into the brochure. It networks the festival selected movies and the subjective […]

Semiotics of the Kitchen Radio (update)

November 12th, 2008 · Tags: · · · · 4 Comments

Semiotics of the Kitchen Radio (update)

Saturday November 15, 15:00 (doors open: 14:30) Live broadcast from FoAM, Koolmijnenkaai 30-34 Brussels Listen on-line: http://www.constantvzw.be:8000/kitchen.ogg Emission en Français + English Studio audience welcome! As part of the ongoing series Verbindingen/Jonctions 11, OSP prepares a live radio broadcast in the FoAM Open Kitchen. Experimenting with the displacement of multi sensory experiences, we’ll think out […]

Awkward Gestures

November 2nd, 2008 · Tags: · · · Comments Off on Awkward Gestures

Awkward Gestures

Out now: The Mag.net reader 3: Processual Publishing. Actual Gestures, edited by Alessandro Ludovico and Nat Muller. From the introduction: “a radical change is to be detected between the lines: publishing on paper is not about rigorously selling and distributing content to a specific target readership. It is more a ‘gesture’ that creates a space […]

Full exclusive rights in perpetuity

October 8th, 2008 · Tags: · · 3 Comments

Hi, OSP. I found you on Open Font Library. I am building a website containing webmasters resources, and I’d like to have 3 original exclusive fonts that I can give away to members who join my site. I’d like to pay you to create 3 original fonts – are you willing? If you have 3 […]

Data analysis as a discourse

October 8th, 2008 · Tags: · · · · · 2 Comments

An interview with Michael Terry (ingimp) At the Libre Graphics Meeting 2008 in Wroclaw, just before Michael Terry presents ingimp to an audience of curious Gimp developers and users, we meet up to talk more about ‘instrumenting The Gimp’ and about the way Terry thinks data analysis could be done as a form of discourse. […]

Why you should own the beer company you design for

December 21st, 2007 · Tags: · 2 Comments

Interview with Dmytri Kleiner OSP met Venture Communist Dmytri Kleiner late night (thank you Le Coq for the soundtrack!) after his talk InfoEnclosure-2.0, in a bar. We wanted to ask him what his ideas about peer production could mean for the practice of designers and typographers.

Le grec, c’est du chinois

May 25th, 2007 · Tags: · · · Comments Off on Le grec, c’est du chinois

Conversation avec Pierre-Luc Auclair (Déjàvu) et Nicolas Spalinger (OFL) SIL_deja_vu.mp3 (27 mn – 25 Mb) Extrait d’une conversation avec Pierre Luc Auclair, graphiste et collaborateur dans le projet de police Déjà vu, et Nicolas Spalinger, bénévole de la SIL, équipe fontes libres Debian et Ubuntu, OFLB. En français dans le texte, avec quelques questions posées […]

Technobohemians or the new Cybertariat?

April 16th, 2007 · Tags: · · 1 Comment

The Institute of Network Cultures published an insightful study on the culture of new media work by Sociologist Rosalind Gill. Technobohemians or the new Cybertariat? New media work in Amsterdam a decade after the web, is based on 40 ‘semi-structured’ interviews with practitioners (designers, developers, artists, information architects, …). Her study reveals the often precarious […]

You need to copy to understand

August 6th, 2006 · Tags: · · · 3 Comments

Interview with Harrisson One of the co-conspirators in this open source adventure is a Brussels graphiste going under the name Harrisson. His interest in open source software flows with the culture of exchange that keeps the off centre music scene alive, as well as with the humanist tradition persistingly present in contemporary typography. Harrissons’ visual […]