[Imc-romania] Eclectic Tech Carnival 2006
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1.About ETC/ (English)
1.About ETC/ (English)
Eclectic Tech Carnival 2006, a carnival of exchanging
computer-related skills, ideas and art. By women and for women.
/etc2006, 4-8 September, Timisoara, Romania
Since 2001, the network of women who help organize the
clectic TechCarnival or /etc has grown both far and wide.
We are geographically some-what diverse and we have varied
experiences and expertise in computing, technology, art
and activism. We are an eclectic bunch. Since the northern
summer of 2002, we (or some subset there of) have successfully
an annual Eclectic Tech Carnival.
To connect, to network in real life. The global village
has come at the price of community. We are interested in
tech things and like to play with it. We know there are
other women who are also interested. There is little
opportunity for us to get together. And there is even
less open space for women to learn new skills. It is
especially hard for those with little resources to make
We want to change that!
We want to help women feel confident enough to 'hack'
their own way into northern and male domination of digital
We can do it!
We want to help women learn to use Free/Libre and
Open Source Software.
Why the name /etc?
Well, /etc is a directory of the linux file system. In
this directory called /etc (short for etcetera) are all
the important configuration files for your computer and
its networking (hostname, hosts, networks). We asked
ourselves, "If we were part of the linux file system,
what would we be?" The /etc directory seemed the best
place for a carnival of ideas and then the name Eclectic
Tech Carnival or /etc for short was born.
All people involved work as volunteers. We rely on
donations and accept them with glee ;-) In 2004, we
received funding from HIVOS for the /etc in Belgrade.
In 2005 we received funds from Mamacash and HIVOS. This
year NCDO and hopefully also Global Fonds for Women will
help out too.
The project is a collective action. We think computers and
technology are not only vital tools in today's world, but
also a lot of fun. We want it to be fun for those who come
to the carnival. If you would like to come to the carnival
or to facilitate a workshop, please contact us or fill out
our registration form.
www.eclectictechcarnival.org (subscriptions till 20 August)
By using and teaching others to use Free/Libre and Open
Source Software we have more freedom and control over our
work and projects in whatever we do, be it activism, art
or technology or a combination thereof. "Free and Open
Source" basically means that the code that makes up
software or applications is not kept secret. Users and
programmers have access to the "source code". This allows
the community of users to adapt, modify and improve the
software itself - sometimes at an astonishing rate.
We believe that to be independent of the experts and so
called authority figures you need to be autodidactic and
DIY. Fixing your bicycle, car, computer. In fact women are
already very technical. They use sewing machines, weave,
spin and knit (it was weaving that lead to the first
There will be communication barriers, a good metaphor for
ICT. We willbecome Information and Communication Teachers
in order to break these barriers.
By asking what women want and what they have to offer we
strive to beinclusive. Please contact us if you are
interested in the carnival.
It will be okay to break things.
It will be exhausting.
Come join us!
/etc2006 Romania and Partners
The fifth Eclectic Tech Carnival will take place in
Timisoara, Romania, in collaboration with h.arta
(a group of three artists) and D Media (NGO for
Other participating organizations and individuals are
Feramenta (women's hackers collective in Italy),
SysterServer (web hosting and learning server project
run by an international group of women), Gender Changer
Academy (locally based computer hardware training for
women by women), Creative Catalyst by Helen Varley
Jamieson (NZ) (playwright, writer, web developer, cyber
former) and SisterO by Nancy Mauro-Flude (AT)
(performing artist and associated researcher at
Institute Network Cultures [INC])
ECLECTICH TECH CARNIVAL 2006
THE LEARNING BAZAAR
prezentat de Fundatia WAITS in colaborare cu D Media (www.dmedia.ro) si
DATA :: luni 4 - vineri 8 septembrie 2006
LOC :: Casa Tineretului, str.Aries nr. 19, Timisoara
TIMP :: 10:00 - 20:00
organizatori din lumea intreaga:: un colectiv international de femei
dedicat tehnologiei si culturii libere
5 zile si nopti de carnaval intr-ale schimbului de experienta si
aptitudini. Organizat de femei - dedicat femeilor.
- spatiu experimental de invatare numai pentru femei.
- discutii despre gen si tehnologie;
- etica "fa-o-chiar-tu" (*DIY); cultura si impartasire de cunostinte;
- free open source software;
- informatia libera;
- producerea si folosirea informatiei la modul distractiv.
cateva din ateliere::
- computer hardware: se face bucatele si apoi se reasambleaza
- Linux: se invata bazele acestui sistem
- FLOSS: ce este si cum il poti folosi
- HTML: codare manuala pentru site-uri web
- alte limbaje de scripting : Perl, Python, Java, Ruby, etc
- computerele ca instrumente pentru creatie: UpStage, Keyworx,
audio si video
- prezentare despre Creative Commons
- atelier de lucru manual din lemn
- "Bar Cocktail Creativ "
Va invitam sa va alaturati noua!
Va invitam sa va prezentati productiile personale pe parcursul
- atelierele sunt in engleza;
- traducatoare in limba romana sunt calduros invitate
info si program la :: http://eclectictechcarnival.org/
info at eclectictechcarnival.org
pt. Romania - Nita Mocanu : nitamocanu at yahoo.com
::::::::: inscrieri pina in 20 AUGUST 2006 :::::::::
Pentru persoanele din alte orase care doresc sa participe putem gasi
cazare pe la prietenii nostri din Timisoara , in cazul in care nu au
destui bani sa plateasca hotel. Dar dorim sa stim din timp cate
Vom reveni cu noi informatii despre cum evolueaza lucrurile.
nita & h.arta
*DIY = continut autolegitimat, productie - publicare - distributie in
afara main stream-ului. A fi parte a unui grup socio-cultural, direct
implicat in productia propriului sau continut si distributia lui.
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