On Friday 13 November, Ista Boszhard (concept developer) will give a short presentation and take part in a panel discussion on social use of technology during winterLAB: meeting on communities and critical use of technology. The three-day event that is organised by LABoral, an art centre that works in the intersection between art, science and technology.
The programme of the Art Centre is aimed at attracting different audiences to the exhibitions, education and dissemination programmes. The result is a networking platform that brings together the artistic community, cultural industries, educational institutions and, since the inauguration of fabLAB Asturias in 2011, the DIY and maker culture communities.
winterLAB is aimed at exchanging community work experiences that foster creative use of technology and bring new media for creation and production closer to the public. The programme of presentations, round tables and workshops is aimed at analyzing from a critical standpoint, the work carried out so far and what should be the next steps to take for disseminating these new ways and manners of doing and sharing. The aim of the hands-on work shops is to disseminate maker and DIY culture among the general public and, at the same time, provide professionals with open source tools and techniques suitable for creative projects.