Marc Garret interviews Jake Harris, curator of Access Space and great advocate of Open Source software. Jake sees in Open Source a big liberating potential for artists who can now build, own and share their creative tools. Open Source is for him an alternative mode of doing which escapes the strong commercial pressure that hardware and software corporation exert on users via their black box policies and licensing systems.
This short (20 minute) film has been made by artist Michael Szpakowski working with two classes of year 3 pupils at Southwark Park school in Bermondsey. Freely adapted from King Hrolf Kraki’s Saga it is a grim tale of internecine bloodletting in Viking times told in the children's own words and acted out by them.
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