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[nettime-see] OPEN SOURCE CITY

Call for interests

[TCM nr.02 - FR]

· 7-16 May, 2004 in Strasbourg : OPEN SOURCE CITY

The festival "Open Source City" is organised by the Syndicat Potentiel, 
with Université Tangente and Ellipse.

OPEN SOURCE CITY is a 10 days event bringing artists, cartographers, 
architects, programmers, activists, occultists, psychogeographers, 
autonomous astronauts, researchers, doctors, sociologists and urbanists 
together to draw an « open source » map of the european city of 
Strasbourg. The festival will focus on historical maps, 
psychogeography, politics and religion ; Europe institutions and local 
specificities ; tactical media and cyberguerillas techniques, 
locative tools and wifi maps ; urbanism and city politics. The festival 
will finish on the Saturday 15, with presentations, panels and music.

"Open source city : collaborative mapping" workshop

The « Trans-Cultural Mapping » program stops in Strasbourg for the 
"Open source city : collaborative mapping" workshop. The Strasbourg TCM 
workshop will follow the 5th RAM workshop entitled "Open Source Media 
Architecture" that will take place from May 4th to 9th, 2004 in Riga, 
Latvia, organised by the RIXC. Open Source ideas -- that has its 
origins in the scientific and computer programming communities, where 
research is shared within a network for the common advancement of the 
field -- will be used and extended in both events. An exhibition will 
be set up and modified until the final version that will stay in 
Syndicat Potentiel space one month after the festival. The Strasbourg 
results will be presented in Riga for the Art+Communication Festival 
organised by the RIXC in october 2004 as a cloture of the TCM program.

In addition to the local projects that relate to urbanism, history and 
long-term actions, were specifically looking for mapping techniques 
projects :
-	GPS, mobile tech and locative tools
-	wifi mappers and sniffers
-	mapping softwares developers
-	tactical media and cyberguerillas techniques

Psychogeography, interventions, artist presentations, lectures that 
address the « Open Source City » idea are also welcome.

Due to a limited budget, we can afford transports and accommodations 
only for a list of selected participants established by Syndicat 
Potentiel, Université Tangente and Ellipse. We can provide official 
letters for people who want to apply for their own travel grants and 
help as much as we can for people really interested.

Before submitting a proposal, please take a look at the type of 
projects developed by Université Tangente :



proposals : 20 lines describing your project and a short bio.

Please come with your personal equipment if you need some and specify 
if : limited number of participants in the audience ; specific period 
during the 10 days of the festival ; inside/outside actions ; time 
needed ; etc.
Contact : Ewen Chardronnet <>

Answer by 10 APRIL

The « Trans-Cultural Mapping » program is a European Union Culture 2000 
program for 2004 in the special event section for the celebration of 
the European enlargment. The lead organisation is the Center For New 
Media Culture, RIXC from Riga (Latvia) and co-organised with K@2 
(Latvia), Projekt Atol (Slovenia), Piknik Frequency (Finland), TEKS 
(Norway), LORNA (Iceland), Ellipse (France).

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