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Open call for citizen innovation projects in Ibero-America

The Secretaría General Iberoamericana (SEGIB), through the initiative Ciudadanía 2.0 and the Coordinación de Estrategia Digital Nacional of the Oficina de la Presidencia de la República (México) opens this call for projects related to citizen innovation for their development and prototyping in the Laboratorio Iberoamericano de Innovación Ciudadana which takes place from November 24 to December 5, 2014 in the city of Veracruz, México, within the frame of the XXIV Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Governments.

For this reason, an open call has gone out for all thyose interested in presenting a proposal for citizen innovation projects that apply to the Ibero-America, of which 10 will be selected for their development in Veracruz.

Open call for projects: July 11 - August 17, 2014
Selected projects announced: September 8, 2014
Open call for collaborators: September 8 – October 5, 2014

Online form for submitting proposals

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Lab City. Urban Camp

What would happen if we did an experiment all over the city? How would you like the place you live in to be? What would happen if girls designed our cities? Medialab is a lab where we are going to experiment how we could transform the city of Madrid into a more comfortable and fun place, at the same time as it adapts better to our need.

We have invited artists, collectives and associations so that through a series of workshop, games and digital toolsthey help us imagine, think and build a different model for cities.

This camp is thought for kids and youngsters from ages 8 to 16, and can last for a week or may also be extended to two weeks.

Open registration.

imagen Madrid Laboratorio Urbano

Madrid Urban Laboratory. New Open Call for Collaborators

The open call for collaborators for some of the projects of the workshop Madrid Urban Laboratory is reopen. The collaborators need to have a very specific profile.

The collaborators will participate in the development of the selected projects, getting involved in design processes and the prototyping of new tools, platforms and actions.

The first stage of the workshop took place from May 28th to June 1st, and the second stage will take place on October 1st and 2nd (international symposium) and October 3rd to 5th, 2014.

Free admission. New deadline: September 15th, 2014.

MADdata. Competición de datos abiertos

everis and MadridEmprende organize the first Open Datathon in Madrid, the biggestopen data competition in a common space and during a given time.

The competition consists in creating innovative solutions from the use of open data. MADdata will make available to each participant some data on the city of Madrid, provided by Madrid's Town Hall open data website, on public services, public transport, mobility and social networks. This data will be available to all participants, and will be enrichedthrough analytic capacities and Big Data.

Open inscription until July 25, 2014. [+info on the inscriptions]

#MADdata

Building Networks around Langdon Winner's book «The Whale and the Reactor»

Work group within the framework of the Commons Lab that will get together periodically during the next course to read and analyze «The Whale and the Reactor: A Search for Limits in an Age of High Technology» and create conceptual and empirical connections in this text by Langdon Winner. Led by Javier de la Cueva.

No registration required.

From the Fire to the Belgian Sawmill. Guided Visit to the Building

24.07.2014 19:00h
Activity to show the urban memory of the Belgian Sawmill building, one of the few examples of industrial architecture of Center Madrid that hosts the new program of Medialab-Prado.

The visit starts at 19:00h at the lobby.

Free registration here (limited seating).

Ongoing events
24.07.2014 17:30h - 21:00h

Libre Graphics Open Thursdays

open jueves

Come join us every Thursday to unleash your creativity and raise your questions about free software tools.

We will also carry out all together those projects that we find interesting and that allow us to learn and keep sharing knowledge and skills.

No registration required.

24.07.2014 20:00h - 23:59h

#programalaplaza. Interactive Project Showcase on the Digital Facade

A showcase in the digital facade at Plaza de las Letras of graphic, experimental and interactive projects. 

Thursdays from 21:30h to 00:00h and Fridays from 22:00h to 00:00h

 

24.07.2014 09:00h - 14:30h

Lab City. Urban Camp (4th week)

What would happen if we did an experiment all over the city? How would you like the place you live in to be? What would happen if girls designed our cities? Medialab is a lab where we are going to experiment how we could transform the city of Madrid into a more comfortable and fun place, at the same time as it adapts better to our need.

We have invited artists, collectives and associations so that through a series of workshop, games and digital tools they help us imagine, think and build a different model for cities.

This camp is thought for kids and youngsters from ages 8 to 16, and can last for a week or may also be extended to two weeks.

Open registration. ¡Last seats!

24.07.2014 19:00h - 20:00h

From the Fire to the Belgian Sawmill. Guided Visit to the Building

Activity to show the urban memory of the Belgian Sawmill building, one of the few examples of industrial architecture of Center Madrid that hosts the new program of Medialab-Prado.

The visit starts at 19:00h at the lobby.

Free registration here (limited seating).

Upcoming events view +
25.07.2014, 26.07.2014 21:30h - 22:00h

Space Invaders on the digital facade

space invaders

A videogame created by kids from 8 to 14 during the CoderDojo activity. Come over to the Plaza de las Letras to run and play this huge Space Invaders.

Friday and Saturday from 21:30h to 22:00h

25.07.2014 09:00h - 14:30h

Lab City. Urban Camp (4th week)

What would happen if we did an experiment all over the city? How would you like the place you live in to be? What would happen if girls designed our cities? Medialab is a lab where we are going to experiment how we could transform the city of Madrid into a more comfortable and fun place, at the same time as it adapts better to our need.

We have invited artists, collectives and associations so that through a series of workshop, games and digital tools they help us imagine, think and build a different model for cities.

This camp is thought for kids and youngsters from ages 8 to 16, and can last for a week or may also be extended to two weeks.

Open registration. ¡Last seats!

26.07.2014 17:00h - 19:00h

CoderDojo. Programming Workshop for Young People

CoderDojo is an international initiative born in Ireland in 2011 aiming to teach young people to program. A collective learning club for kids to meet other people with same interests and learn from each other.

It takes place every Saturday (except bank holidays) from 17:00h to 19:00h.

There are no vacancies right now, but you can sign up in the waiting list and we will notice you when new vacancies are available.

26.07.2014 22:00h - 00:00h

City Fireflies on the digital facade

City Fireflies is a multiplayer interactive game designed by Víctor Díaz and Sergio Galán for Mediala-Prado's digital facade. This activity aims to claim the square as a game space in which audiences will have to eliminate threatens appearing in the urban space.
28.07.2014, 30.07.2014 18:00h - 20:30h

Collecting Light Workshop. Creating Light Projects

Come join Collecting Light participatory light art project. Each participant will create a light emitting object that captures the essence of light in Madrid. At the end of the project, these objects will be composed into one light emitting sculpture that will be installed in an obscure public space that is in need of light.

The project is open to participants interested in study of light art, producing innovative light emitting objects, and creative collaboration. The participants may have various levels of skills with technology and art. 

Collaborative workshop of light objects within the Collecting Light by artist Maja Petrić . Each participant will create an object that capture the essence of light in Madrid. At the end of the project, these objects will be composed into one light emitting sculpture that will be installed in an obscure public space that is in need of light.

Register here before June 30, 2014.

Workshop: July 2 - July 31, 2014.

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