[Open Design + Hardware] Call for Participation: Libre Graphics Meeting 2015

ginger coons ginger at adaptstudio.ca
Tue Jan 6 14:15:13 UTC 2015

Hi there, Open Design listers,

I'm a long-time lurker, first time poster. Thought this might be 
relevant to your interests!



*Libre Graphics Meeting 2015: Beyond The First Decade*

The tenth annual international Libre Graphics Meeting 2015 will take 
place 29 April – 2 May 2015 in Toronto, Canada.

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, 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.

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
* Reports, use-cases, best practices
* Talks that show the accomplishments and strides that Libre Graphics 
has made in its first decade and what it can do next

Available formats (times include Q&A):

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

We will kick off the event with a joint session that sums up all things 
that have happened in our wide landscape over the last year. Instead of 
slots in the schedule for general updates on each and every Libre 
Graphics project, we invite you to submit a maximum of two slides, 
showcasing new abilities and/or text enumerating the leaps forward that 
your project made.
*Special focus: Beyond The First Decade*

Because 2015 marks the tenth edition of LGM, the focus this year is on 
the past and future of Libre Graphics. We have a special interest this 
year in projects that show where Libre Graphics has been, what distances 
it has travelled, and where it might go in the next ten years. We 
welcome submissions representing the broad ecology of Libre Graphics, 
from full-fledged software packages, to artist-built scripts, to art and 
publications, and even the cultural touchstones and issues present in 
Libre Graphics communities. We’re looking for talks, workshops and other 
events that show the accomplishments and strides that Libre Graphics has 
made in its first decade and what it can do next.

ginger "all-lower-case" coons
Phone: 647.865.7757
Skype: gingercoons
XMPP: ginger at adaptstudio.ca

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