networking against exclusion
Best Practice
  Gerbrand  12/29/2004 - 15:55  Array  Array  


[image:189,right] After four years of struggle with the Dutch ministry of culture De Nieuwe Omroep – The New Broadcasting Network – has finally succeeded. The network has been granted to make 100 hours of television and 450 hours of radio in 2005 on one of the national channels. In the last few years it has been publishing refreshing video reports, articles and weblogs about human rights, environmental issues and global proportions. Focussed on solutions instead of problems, De Nieuwe Omroep strives for practical idealism. “There are so many great initiatives out there”.

  jaume  11/09/2004 - 19:06  Array   ctrl-i

ctrl-i (barcelona), image for Best Practises article:
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  jaume  11/09/2004 - 03:44  Array  Array  

Invert and subvert information control

We are ctrl-i, a group of people with a clear intention: inform. This collective has been created from one of those many situations of labour precarity on which Barcelona's culture life is now-a-days based. Those situations where creation, treatment and transmission of information become a main source of production and power.(1)

  jaume  11/07/2004 - 22:33  Array  Array  

by John Grzinich

I don't believe much in a virtual world without a significant counterpart in the physical world, that is, the two "worlds" are less separate entities as they are two aspects of a unified whole. Until molecular switching nano-computers run on naturally regenerating biomass energy, we're going to have to face the dependency of cyberspace on the existing industrial age power grids. When the power goes out and the batteries run low it's not long before you are sharing stories and songs around the fire. Because of the aging soviet infrastructure, this happens often enough in rural Estonia to keep you grounded in the physical world, which brings me back to my original point.

  jaume  11/07/2004 - 22:30  Array  Array  

context weblog [ http://straddle3.net/context/ ] is an online publication with
information on arts, science, technology, and their intersections, which aims to
appropriate and disseminate the emerging culture as a new 'art de vivre.'

their motto is taked from seattle declaration, "active, informed citizen
participation is the key to shaping the network society. a new 'public sphere'
is required."

  jaume  11/07/2004 - 22:28  Array  Array  

The idea of Infoespai was born in order to have a sustainable base for the co-ordination of resources for social movements. This project aimed to become a venue where a desired society could be invented and reinvented on the way, offering real alternatives, experimented through independent and sustainable projects to create and share resources. The project started in March 2003. It was consolidated when the venue was inaugurated in November 2003.

  jaume  11/05/2004 - 15:52  Array  Array  

A small dark techworkshop in the Raval, Barcelona's old town -- or: ...a human trusted network that owes very much to the model of free software communities, both for the software used, and for the internal organisation, based on spontaneity, curiosity and cooperation: http://riereta.net

- What riereta is not?

we say we are not a collective because we have all known the kind of organisation based purely around a few shared ideas or projects. we start from the concept that projects and shared ideas spring from the simple contact of humans being together. from life itself.

  jaume  11/05/2004 - 15:42  Array  

"MayDay! MayDay! We are the precariat. We are hireable on demand,
available on call, exploitable at will and firable at whim. We have become
skillful jugglers of jobs and contorsionists of flexibility. But beware,
we are agitating with a common strategy to share our flexfights."

The multilingual DVD “Precarity” is part of an ongoing experiment of
collective self-defense. It is a compilation of 17 videos documenting on

  jaume  11/05/2004 - 15:38  Array  

To understand what the Cyber*Forat is, we have to explain a bit about the neighbourhood of Santa Catalina, located in the historical center of Barcelona, Spain. Unlike many other European cities, Barcelona’s downtown still has some poor neighborhoods, where lack of infrastructures and social services is counterbalanced by a special richness in characters and projects. Santa Catalina is one such part of the town, affected by a massive “renewal plan” by the city council, which is currently responsible for tearing down almost 70% of this medieval puzzle of small streets.

  jaume  11/05/2004 - 15:31  Array  Array  

RoToR // www.rotorrr.org/

By means of real facts and practical explorations Rotor is in the process of constant self-definition.
It becomes the dynamic part of an engine made up of people from different ambits, working together and sharing their knowledge. In Rotor there’s always the chance to play decoding the chains of information and creating a new system of signs and valuation having to do with both, personal conditions and locations. Rotor connects up and crosses, goes up and down. We learn from the game the role we are playing and the board where we are located. The movement keeps us awake and it makes us activate a closer and more vital relationship not only with the environment but also with the emotions players feel when enjoying it. It offers the possibility to take part in the process of creating the rules of the game.

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  • neuro -- networking europe

    NEURO brought together over 200 people from all over Europe in February 2004 in Munich. Read the Introduction and find out what it was about or check the NEURO website, to see who was there. The NEURO video documentation offers 10 hours of panel debates for free download.