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May 10, 2007



9 juin (9 of june), Rennes (France - UE)

A BarCamp(1) will be organized in Rennes. It will be held on June 9 in Rennes in France. All are welcome! This BarCamp is on contemporary artistic practices ("ArtCamp" : digital arts, Net art, electronic music, visual arts...) with sciences and ICT. The purpose is to support exchanges between international experts, researchers, engineers, amateurs, artists from all horizons... Everything is possible: to cross methods of innovation, to make known a project or a innovating idea, to imagine new collaborations, to show your experiments, to find competences which you lack... A maximum of 80 people can come. Inscription is free but obligatory! Information can be found here. Contact : emmanuel.mahe[at]orange-ftgroup.com

(1) What is a BarCamp? BarCamp is an international network of unconferences — open, participatory workshop-events, whose content is provided by participants — focusing on early-stage web applications, and related open source technologies and social protocols. The name is a playful allusion to its origins, with reference to the hacker slang term, foobar: BarCamp arose as a spin-off from Foo Camp, an annual invitation-only unconference hosted by open source publishing luminary, Tim O'Reilly.

BarCamps are organized (and evangelized) largely through the web, harnessing what might be called a Web 2.0 communications toolkit. By "open-sourcing" the organizational process of a Foo Camp unconference, that is, codifying it in a wiki and making that publicly available, BarCamp seems to have struck a chord. It has since been implemented in 31 cities around the world and is serving as a reference for unconferences in other fields. The involvement of key figures in the web development community, such as Tantek Çelik and Ross Mayfield, no doubt has helped its adoption. More information about BarCamps.

Posted by jo at May 10, 2007 11:11 AM