[space] Free Media Open Day for Young Hackney, March 24th
Submitted by delboy on Mon, 2007-03-19 17:24.
"Free-media" is about finding inspiration and resources in our built and natural environment. This Hackney event was the first "Free-media Open Day", temporarily transplanting the MediaShed into SPACE studios to show how free-media could be used to draw young people into activities at the SPACE arts centre who would never normally enter such an environment. Part of Hackney Council’s "Discover Young Hackney" cultural festival, about 70 youngsters aged between 12 and 19 got involved in pursuits from Video Sniffin’ and Spy Kiting to learning Linux based computing and building their own open source sound studio.
This will form the first of a series of regular events in the area using free-media to get young people engaged in local youth arts projects, tackle some of the issues with disaffected youth in the area and to take advantage of opportunities to improve media provision through the legacy of the Olympics Broadcast Media Centre.
Video Sniffin’: watch them, watching you. A day of hijacking and hacking the local wireless CCTV cameras in your area. We will show you how to get the cctv signals into your camcorder.
Retro gaming: Tired of paying through the nose for xbox, PS2, nd WII. Free-media uses outdated technology to play old consoles games from the 80's and 90's.
Pure:Dyne: Pure:dyne is based on the Rasta software Dyne:bolic. it's a CD-ROM that hijacks any PC and turns it into a environment for artists dedicated to realtime audio and video. Learn how to make your own beats or even your own internet radio station. Pure:dyne goto10.org & rastasoft.org & skintstream.net
Spy kites: Learn how to arm your favourite kite with a remote camera to take a birds eye view of Hackney.