What future practices can we imagine, and which tools can make them happen? The Libre Graphics Research Unit (LGRU) is a traveling lab that will include encounters, research commissions, a published issue, a workshop, and a international theoretical meeting throughout the upcoming 2 years.
LGRU is a traveling lab aimed at developing new ideas for creatives tools. It proposes a wide variety of activities, from theory to practice, through written texts, research meetings, experimental prototyping, a seminar, and a workshop.
This project has been initiated by Constant, Worm, Piksel and Medialab-Prado, four European medialabs actively engaged with free software, open code and free culture. This transdisciplinary project involves artists, designers, and programmers, and aims to develop a dialog with the free graphics community.
Manufactura Independente (Oporto, Portugal), FLOSS Manuals (Amsterdam, Holland), Escuela de Arte 10 (Madrid), Master Media Design and Communication: Networked Media (Rotterdam, Holland), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Trondheim, Norway) and CREATE.
1st Meeting: December 7 - 11, 2011. Topic: Networked Graphics. Organizer: Worm, Rotterdam (Holland).
4th Meeting: September 27-29, 2012. Topic: Abstracting Craft. Organizer: Worm, Rotterdam (Holland).
5th Meeting: April 10-13, 2013. Topic: Future Tools. Organizer: Medialab-Prado (Madrid). [+info]