Tech_2 - Bristol, UK, August 2001 - juha huuskonen
The main organiser of the Tech_2 event series was Media
Art Projects / Lisa Haskel.
* ABOUT TECH_2
Tech_2 is a series of events, workshops, seminars and discussions, involving people who are using digital technologies for building independent media structures, developing and exposing their own forms of expression, and supporting interventions into social and cultural spaces.
Tech_2 participants are: digital artists, musicians, technical experts, independent journalists, radio and video makers, researchers, dancers, DJs, writers, poets, organisers... and many people who cross over these categories and many people who don’t fit into any.
Tech_2 emphasizes skills and knowledge sharing and developing networks, as well as an exploration of the social and political aspects of technology.
Free events and workshops. It’s for you to get involved!
Rubbish to Router
How to build a fully functional, internet-connected local area network from salvaged, scrap and easily available components and using open source software and domestic internet connections such as ADSL. All levels of technical knowledge welcome. Bring tools: screwdrivers – pliers – soldering iron – and any computer components.
Discover how to hack into the towerblock cable feed and operate resident-run television from your own highrise flat. Discuss this activity with interested individuals from Dove Street Action Group plus other interested projects and individuals including picnic.org [Newcastle], Redbricks [Manchester], Pirate TV [London], Bristol City Council CCTV. Bring wire cutters - cameras - video player – recorded video material - television sets.
Open Content, Open Tools
If you know a task or a community well, you might be the best person to design software to make it run. The day starts with a discussion that takes the Sarai Media Lab “Cybermohalla” project - a programme to development computing culture with appropriate software within non-elite social spaces – as a starting point. Also with the participation of users of other applications, including Indymedia’s Active, the Irational toolkit and Mongrel’s Linker. Followed by a practical workshop introducing relevant software languages and applications such as PHP, mySQL and PERL. All levels of technical knowledge welcome.
...and much more! More information in the Tech_2 poster
* FURTHER LINKS
Tech_2 homepage - Tech_2
documentation - MAP
- IMC -
TAO - Sarai
Technology Initiative - consume.net
- ascii -
Changer Academy - freeswan
Rubbish to Router, IPSEC workshop etc.
Open Content, Open Tools