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Final day presentation: Freedimensional
FreeDimensional went activist in their presentation form at this final day of Winter Camp. They resisted the standardized presentation format from speaker to public, and decentralized. While a looping slidehow presentation (shown below) was shown on screen, several FreeDimensional partakers, with no mic in hand, scattered amongst the public to answer their questions, and listen [...]
Final day presentation: MyCreativity
Coordinator Bas van Heur presented the outcomes of the MyCreativity network on this final day of Winter Camp. A network that, as Bas immediately indicated, isn’t particularly organized, or strong in its node-to-node connections. Rather, the network consists of a group of individuals with a shared interest in the particularities of the creative industries, brought [...]
Final day presentation: Upgrade!
On the final day of Winter Camp Upgrade! coordinator Kyd Campbell ‘released’ the outcome of three days of hard labor, during which I both heard and witnessed that some moments of crisis were overcome. Kyd clarified a point-to-point summary posted on the Upgrade! Wiki, which is showing some concrete progress made during the Winter Camp [...]
Upgrade! meets freeDimensional
On the afternoon of the second day of Winter Camp a fruitful encounter occurred between the networks Upgrade! and freeDimensional, a real network-to-network confrontation. But as I arrived early, and freeDimensional wasn’t yet present, I walked into a vibrant discussion between the Upgrade! members. Apparently in the morning they had split into groups, which resulted [...]
MyCreativity: Precarity and Collaboration
As a network that really isn’t a network yet, MyCreativity so far doesn’t work with an overarching structure. At present it consists of a group of individuals that all share some relation to the creative industries. But as participant Michael Lafond explained during the space-time interval before lunch – result of the huge lunch line [...]
Questions of Identity in Upgrade!
As written in the big Winter Camp book, ‘Upgrade! is an ever-growing network, upwards of 30 nodes at present time, started in 1999 in NYC’. All these nodes share a same interest, uniting art, technology and a shared commitment to the bridging of cultural divides, for which the regular organization of local events is one [...]