At Furtherfield Commons on 07 June 2014, 1.30 – 5pm
Autonomous spaces, autonomous networks, boxes and forks – we invite all DIY lovers to come and join us for an afternoon of re-appropriation of networking technology to bypass the censorship and liberate our files.
What does a free culture look like? What is technology that supports it? For many years artists (among others) have been engaging with these questions, challenging restrictive laws and regulations as well as complex technical solutions. A new surge in search for practical solutions to file-sharing, easier to use and incorporate to our everyday life is the focus of this workshop. On the day we will install and use Piratebox and Librarybox on various devices to test their promise.
Inspired by pirate radio and the free culture movements, PirateBox utilizes Free, Libre and Open Source software (FLOSS) to create mobile wireless communications and file sharing networks where users can anonymously chat and share images, video, audio, documents, and other digital content.
Piratebox fork, LibraryBox is an open source, portable digital file distribution tool based on inexpensive hardware that enables delivery of educational, healthcare, and other vital information to individuals off the grid.
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Tube: Manor House, Finsbury Park
Buses: 141, 341, 153, 253, 254, 259, 29, 4, N253, N279, N29
Train: Finsbury Park, Harringay, Harringay Green Lanes stations
Since 1997 Furtherfield has created online and physical spaces and places for different kinds of people to come together to get involved with contemporary arts and digital technologies. Their website provides discussion and critical review for an established international community of cutting-edge artists, technologists and thinkers.
Funded by Arts Council England since 2005, Furtherfield is now one of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisations. With the support of Haringey Council Furtherfield has established itself as Finsbury Park’s creative hub based in two buildings – Furtherfield Gallery at the McKenzie Pavilion in the heart of the park, hosts exhibitions and pop-up up events, and Furtherfield Commons, at the Finsbury Park Gate, is a community technology space for discussions, workshops and residencies.