[Open-education] reminder -> LGM 2016: Call for Participation

lara lab_web at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 5 12:00:43 UTC 2016

All the best for 2016!

... and don't forget to submits your proposal for the upcoming LGM in

Deadline: *Sunday January 10th*

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Subject: LGM 2016: Call for Participation
Date: Thu, 3 Dec 2015 15:46:29 +0100
To: libre-graphics-meeting at lists.freedesktop.org

*Libre Graphics Meeting 2016: Other Dimensions*


The eleventh annual international Libre Graphics Meeting 2016 will take
place Friday 15th until Monday 18th April 2016 in London, UK. This
yearly event is an occasion for teams and individual
contributors/artists involved in Libre Graphics to work together, to
share experiences and to hear about new ideas. By Libre Graphics we mean
Free, Libre and Open Source tools for design, illustration, photography,
typography, art, graphics, page layout, publishing, 3D modelling,
digital making and manufacture, cartography, animation, video,
interactive media, generative graphics and visual live-coding. The Libre
Graphics Meeting is not just about software, but extends to standards,
file formats and actual use of these in creative work. LGM has become
the place in which they can discuss their projects, coordinate their
efforts and, crucially, to meet in person. Participants in the LGM
include developers, designers, academics and activists from around the
world, who are all passionate about Free/

ibre graphics software and technology.

*State of the Libre Graphics Union*

We begin each meeting with a joint session that brings together all
things that have happened in our wide landscape over the last year. So,
instead of slots in the schedule for general updates on each Libre
Graphics software project, we invite every team present at LGM to submit
two slides (maximum), with a short explanatory text that showcases the
leaps forward that has been made over the past year. For first-time
presenters and particular big or new topics/features in established
projects, we encourage additional stand-alone submissions.

*Special focus: Other Dimensions*

In Toronto we celebrated the first decade of LGM, reflecting on the past
and considering the future. For the 2016 edition of LGM we continue
speculating and will expand Libre Graphics into Other Dimensions. We are
looking for presentations and workshops that explore the dimensions of
space and material: 3D modelling and animation, Libre architecture, Open
Source product design and other fields of digital making and
manufacture. We are also seeking contributions that offer reflections on
the 'other dimensions' of open source communities and that engage with
FLOSS tools in various contexts including but not limited to teaching,
learning, practice and co-production. This represents a desire to
address the future sustainability of the Libre Graphics movement,
through a growth of the core projects and topics that will, we hope,
allow us to welcome more and more FLOSS projects and participants to our

We are looking for:

* In-depth presentations of Libre Graphics code-contributions
* Showcases of excellent work made using Libre Graphics tools
* New and experimental projects in this area to meet the wider
community, including those in the field of 3D design and making
* Reflections on the activities of existing open source communities in
either the production of Free, Libre and Open Source tools or their use

Available formats (times include Q&A):

* Entry for State of the Libre Graphics Union (1-2 slides)
* Presentations (20 minutes)
* Workshops (1 or 2 hours)*
* Birds Of a Feather (BOF), discussion meetings or Hackathons (2 hrs or
* Lightning talk (7 minutes, selected at the event unconference style)

*Practical Details*

Submission deadline: 10 January 2016, content selection notification by
end of January 2016.


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