[okfn-discuss] more specific ideas for ok2 streams
jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Thu Nov 29 02:43:33 UTC 2007
Hey Saul, Hi Ilze, Hi all,
This all sounds fantastic!
I guess three options are:
(a) 'Open Media' and 'Free Youth Culture' panels
(b) a 'Culture and Media' panel
(c) a plethora of talks and workshops, apart from the panels
I'm easy, but think we should get call for proposals out ASAP before
Christmas season fully kicks in (partly my fault - revised version to
Just to recap, suggested panels so far include:
* 'Transport and Environment' (or separate 'Transport' and
'Environment' panels, as was originally suggested)
* 'Visualization and Analysis'
* 'Education and Academia'
As Rufus said a few weeks ago:
"Realistically, if we allow a decent amount of time for the 'open'
session in the afternoon (with speakers coming from the CFP) this leaves
us with around 3 specific sessions (4 max). For example last year we had
3 (Geodata, Media and Content and Civic Info and Science)."
It would be great to hear more people thoughts on this - come on
Saul Albert wrote:
> Dear okffers,
> Knowing that we really need help co-ordinating the programme, I
> initiated conversations at a NODE.London (http://wiki.nodel.org) meeting
> about a possible collaboration with okcon. I think these were two very
> good proposals for sessions:
> - Adnan Hadzi would be interested in helping to organise another 'Open
> Media' panel this year, in his capacity as a researcher at Goldsmiths,
> he can put in the time and some limited resources (500 squids or so)
> towards pulling this together. I think it would be a great idea. Gift
> horse, mouth etc.
> - Ilze Black has suggested a 'Free Youth Culture' panel, with some real
> free young people who have been working on media education projects in
> a network of organisations around the UK and Europe. I've spoken to
> her and this would not be a 'showcase' as such, but a critical look at
> what the institutional/legislative landscape is for young people's
> cultural production. I think this could be a really interesting new
> area to explore at an okcon. Working in related projects with The
> People Speak (http://theps.net), I'm constantly appalled at how a
> proprietary culture is shoved down their throats at every
> opportunity. Not that I'm biased mind you ;)
> In both cases, I might also be able to muster some financial support,
> via a NODE.London-based funding application for good documentation of
> the event.
> In any case, I think these two panels could provide a very useful
> contribution - and would come with some human/financial resources to
> pull them together (an important point!).
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