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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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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.

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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.

Medialab-Prado in the International Context

Video where internationally renowned figures of the digital culture field give their point of view about Medialab-Prado.

Ongoing events
28.07.2014 18:00h - 20:30h

Collecting Light Workshop. Creating Light Projects

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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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30.07.2014 18:00h - 20:30h

Collecting Light Workshop. Creating Light Projects

maja

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.

30.07.2014 17:00h

Workshop: Public policies for citizen innovation

The way of making public policies is changing . Nowadays, goverments aren't the only ones who, on their own and isolated, design and implement public policies. And even less so when these policies are destined to motivate innovative activities by the citizens themselves.


Next Wednesday July 3rd there will be a meeting in São Paulo with the whole Innovación Ciudadana team to suggest public policies aimed at envigorating citizen innovation. We have, then, opened a public process which will allow us to have materialsfor the debate, and then lead to the writing of a collaborative document which we will hand in to the Heads of State and Government in the next Ibero-American Summi that will take place in Veracruz (Mexico) in December.

31.07.2014 17:30h - 21:00h

Libre Graphics Open Thursdays

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.

05.09.2014 19:00h - 20:30h

Breve introducción a Bitcoin. Primera reunión del grupo de trabajo de Bitcoin #newbie

Espacio abierto para entusiastas de Bitcoin y todo aquel que desee iniciarse en el mundo de las criptomonedas. Los encuentros pueden estar enfocados al intercambio de opiniones sobre las criptomonedas, al networking entre interesados, la divulgación de los valores de la filosofía open source, modelos organizativos descentralizados, autónomos y distribuidos, y serán especialmente bienvenidos todos aquellos que quieran iniciarse en el emergente mundo de la economía digital.
24.09.2014 17:00h - 20:30h

Taller sobre herramientas para publicar mapas en Internet

Existe una larga tradición de software libre para poder procesar y compartir datos con componente geográfica en forma de mapa a través de Internet. Nos acercaremos a ese mundo y a sus ecosistemas colaborativos. A partir de unos conceptos básicos, practicaremos con alguna de esas herramientas cartográficas.

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