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February 13, 2013

New Videos from Za-nič kišta

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CAAP Maribor has just produced new videos about the Slovenian Zero Dollar Laptop workshops for migrant workers and refugees that took place in Maribor in 2012.

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September 27, 2012

Za-nič kišta – trailer

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Participants of the Slovenian Zero Dollar Laptop project (Za-nič kišta) made this lovely short film as an introduction to the project!

September 11, 2012

First cycle of ZDLT workshops in Slovenia completed

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ZA-NIČ KIŠTA, the Slovenian Zero Dollar Laptop project, has completed the first cycle of workshops for migrant workers and refugees. Below is a list of the workshops and the reflections on what happened:

January 21, 2012

‘Digital Rubbish’ by Jennifer Gabrys- mentions Zero Dollar Laptop

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Digital Rubbish: A Natural History of Electronics

This is a study of the material life of information and its devices; of electronic waste in its physical and electronic incarnations; a cultural and material mapping of the spaces where electronics in the form of both hardware and information accumulate, break down, or are stowed away. Where other studies have addressed “digital” technology through a focus on its immateriality or virtual qualities, Gabrys traces the material, spatial, cultural and political infrastructures that enable the emergence and dissolution of these technologies. In the course of her book, she explores five interrelated “spaces” where electronics fall apart: from Silicon Valley to Nasdaq, from containers bound for China to museums and archives that preserve obsolete electronics as cultural artifacts, to the landfill as material repository. (more…)

October 27, 2011

Video of ZDLT @ Urban Furrows Conference

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This video is an excerpt of the official documentary for Urban Furrows Conference 2011 as part of Maribor European Capital of Culture 2012. The full version is available here.

October 14, 2011

Discussions continue at the conference of Urban Furrows

The conference of Urban Furrows took place over two days (5/10/11 & 6/10/11) when we had the chance to listen to representatives of the other groups who told us about their discussions. Each group had been working on one of the projects with the people they had invited from other organisations and countries.

Panel presentation at the Urban Furrows conference 2011

The discussions and generous exchanges that took place within each group and during the conference left everyone feeling thankful. The feeling was we were getting out of it more than we actually put. As an example of an ecology of sharing it definitely proved useful.

Surrounded by a group of activists, theorists, creative and social practitioners, and generally enthusiasts, Nicolas started his very critical evaluation of the project Città dell’altra economia. (more…)

How to do your own ZDLT? (3 sessions in Maribor)

Tuesday was a full day of workshops. We offered three 2-hour sessions and Nicolas from Binario Etico talked about their project of a store of recycled computers. All these sessions were for the Digital Nomadology group composed by Tomaz, Andrej, Ajda and Tina.

Workshops and Presentations about ZDLT and Binario Etico in Slovenia

Our main concern was to pass on all the ideas behind Zero Dollar Laptop. One of the most important aspects of this project is to demystify the technical, (more…)

City of Maribor welcomes Zero Dollar Laptop

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This was day one of our week in Slovenia. Jake and I came to Maribor to pass on as much information as possible about the Zero Dollar Laptop Project. Tomaz and Tina welcomed us at the airport. They are members of the team that will run FreePc, a project inspired by Zero Dollar Laptop, in Slovenia. The afternoon and evening went quick: there was so much to talk about. (more…)

September 7, 2011

COMING SOON: Zero Dollar Laptop Project in Southend on Sea

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The Zero Dollar Laptop Project is changing the way we all think about technology. We recycle hardware, install Free Open Source Software, and organise workshops with vulnerable people and disadvantaged groups. Once participants have learned how to turn these free computers into powerful tools they can promote their own culture and become creative members of the community. (more…)

August 31, 2011

ZDLT @ the Urban Furrows International Congress (Slovenia)

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Furtherfield and Access Space have been invited to run a 2 day ZDLT workshop for future workshop leaders at the Urban Furrows International Congress, Rethinking Potentials, held in Maribor, Slovenia on 5-6 October 2011.

The intensive ZDLT taster session will provide an opportunity for future workshop leaders to share ideas, expertise and know-how with the group; and learn more about successes, challenges and issues from the London pilot. (more…)

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