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The Graffiti Research Lab has been hitting the streets of Neukölln the past couple of weeks. Their vehicle of coice: the Light Rider, a cargo bike, fully equipped with a laptop, a projector and power. What the Light Rider can do: virtual graffiti on pretty much any surface that’s big enough to be laser-tagged.
Here’s some footage from last weekend’s trip to H&M on Karl-Marx-Straße. And if you can spare 10 or 20€, you can help the GRL build the next Light Rider: http://www.startnext.de/light-rider
Grüße aus Hamburg! Bin gerade (mal wieder und wie immer sehr gerne) bei der Good School und visualisiere digitale Kommunikation. Letzte Woche in Berlin gabs auch nen guten Termin - auf der Tagesordnung aber eher klassische Themen: solidarische Gesellschaft, Informationsfreiheit und Teilhabe. Christoph und ich waren auf der Zukunftskonferenz der Grünen und haben ein paar Workshops auf sechs Meter Papier gebannt.
Noch ein paar Eindrücke von der gesamten Konferenz. Christoph und ich sind zwischendrin auch mit ernsten Mienen zu sehen. Das typische “Graphic Recording”-Gesicht, konzentriert und fokussiert ;)
And I’ll also be doing some graphic recording with a team of four. Drop by if you’re interested in either one of the topics :) For registration follow the link, there’s a limited number of seats available.
Free Culture Incubator Workshop No 6:
Get More Out Of What You Do - Mass Customization for MakersTuesday, May 31st, 10 am- 6 pm
End: 31.05.2011 18:00
Aufbau Haus, Theater Space
Moritzplatz 1, 10969 Berlin-Kreuzberg
With: Heather Kelley, Alexander Rulkens, Paul Blazek, Ela Kagel, Peter Troxler, Nadia EL-Imam as facilitators.
Part of the Part of the Create Your Own - CYO2011 conference
MC, or “Mass Customization” - what is this all about and why might it matter to me?
Basically it is the use of a flexible production method or systems that support custom output. As a creative producer you might have a certain idea about the way your product or service should function or look like. What if a potential client likes your service or product in general, but needs it tailored to his or her needs in order to make use of it? Many creative businesses could increase their sales (and thus get out more of what they do) if they just knew how to adapt their production methods to different markets and clients.
Get More out of what you Do - Mass Customization for Makers
The MC for Makers workshop aims to help people in different fields of practice explore how they to get more out of what they do as a creative producer and how they can meet their client’s diverse and changing needs. If you want to explore how you as a creative can get more out of resources, technology, materials or changing paradigms you are most welcome. The goal of the Mass Customization for Makers Worskshop is to help you figure out how to profit from peer-production models that promise to give actual control over consumption back to the consumers.
10:00 Opening presentation: Round of Introductions & Workshop Overview
11:00 Breakout sessions: Participants break up into small groups. Each group is led by one of our experts from the fields of culture, science and economy and has a dedicated illustrator to help visualise ideas and concepts. Facilitators: Heather Kelley, Alexander Rulkens, Paul Blazek, Ela Kagel, Peter Troxler, Nadia EL-Imam
13:00 Lunch: Yes, it’s going to be healthy and yummy :)
14:00 Group Sessions continue
16:00 Synthesis session: Each group has to prepare a five minute presentation of their results to present to a panel from the main CYO-conference in order to receive constructive critique from leaders in the field.
18:00 Closing Remarks: Drinks and snacks
How do I register?
Fill in the online registration form; Tell us about your professional background and what you are currently working on. Then select one of the 4 user stories in the form you can identify with - when you do so, you assign yourself to the breakout group that will work on the very topic. Workshop seats are limited to 30 people. We will select the participants with regards to a broad range of participants and professional backgrounds, in order to have stimulating sessions.
Please note that the workshop language will be English.
The MC for Makers workshop is a part of the CYO2011 conference
Hosts: MC for Makers is organised by Cookies And Code and the Free Culture Incubator in partnership with the Federal Government’s Centre of Excellence for the Cultural and Creative Industries Initiative.
The last two weeks have been insanely busy and there have been hardly any blogposts or tweets. So I thought I’d let you take a look at what happened.
The Wikimedia Chapters Meeting was held in Berlin in late March. Second time working with Wikimedia, always a pleasure!
Next stop Budapest in early April, being part of the fabulous two-person report-team with @nonformality. The ECA Housing Forum was initiatiated by Habitat for Humanity, Red Cross/Red Crescent, UNDP and UNECE. See the pictures in the second slideshow. There’s also a presentation you can check out on slideshare.
Then straight off to Nuremberg for Kreativortungen, a mobile conference on the creative and cultural industries. Also the second collaboration for project leader Linn Quante and me. Picture scans are in the making :)
And in the upcoming days: re:publica! Come say hi if you’re there, i’ll be doing live-recordings of a couple of sessions.
The re:publica folks and I teamed up in 2010 to do visual documentation of some of the presentations, including Tim Wu on Net Neutrality, Jeff Jarvis on The German Paradox, Daniel Domscheit-Berg on Wikileaks and Bre Pettis on Makerbot.
FAZ wrote an “interesting” article about this as well:
This year we already chose three sessions for documentation (geek politics, Egyptian protests and social media, policy content), but I’d also like to get some input from the audience (non-attendees as well, of course, as the drawings will be used for documentation). Which sessions would you like to see visualised?
It’s the Friedrichstadt stage only, but you’re welcome to suggest other sessions as well. I’ll probably be walking around with an ipad doing small digital live-scribing.
A while ago I blogged a song called “Paris” by Berlin-based singer-songwriter Hans Unstern. Roland Brückner was the guy illustrating the video with a really wonderful one-line drawing that fit so well with the music.
Roland is also part of a creative studio that’s focussed on narration and picture called bitteschön.tv. Gotta love that flash header ;)
A week ago Bitteschön posted a video on Vimeo called “One Minute Puberty” and you better watch it because it’s loads of fun and if you were a normal teenage boy this will most likely be like a trip down memory lane for you.
Bittschön also made a narrated video about a man that’s actually a man in a man and a man, and all these men talk to each other. Sounds confusing? It’ll make sense once you see the video with all its layers interwoven. The sound is a bit awkward at times, but I really like the way the story and the visuals come together.
Here’s a flickr set of all graphic recordings done at the wonderful Cognitive Cities Conference held in Berlin on February 26 & 27, 2011. The original is 2x3 meters and is now on my living room wall until the owners pick ut up ;). It’s pretty impressive up close, I think this is the biggest visualization I’ve done so far.
If you’d like prints or higher resolution pictures drop me a line at hallo (at) annalenaschiller.com. For future updates and visualizations feel free to follow me on twitter or add me as a contact on flickr.