Zero Dollar Laptop Workshops

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:

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.

CITTA DELL’ALTRA ECONOMIA
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

DEMYSTIFY THE TECHNICAL
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…)

February 28, 2011

Furtherfield at a lab2lab meeting

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Last January Furtherfield met with several media labs in Brussels to start thinking about the possibility of implementing Zero Dollar Laptop at a European scale. We met with people from Kitchen (Budapest), CreaLab (Nantes), Ping (Nantes), Media Lab Prado (Madrid), Constant (Brussels),  Foam (Brussles) and discussed the challenges and potential gains of creating a European network of people working together. It’s all looking very exciting!
On Wednesday the 26th of January we met at Foam’s studio to have a session on mapping media labs around Europe. Members from Kitchen (Budapest) and Ping (Nantes) presented a series of projects they had been working on that aimed at gathering all types of data about European media labs. After the presentations we did a small workshop in which all of us contributed a short story, a personal experience in a media lab, to the FictionLab database.
In the afternoon we did a tour around different media labs in Brussels (iMal, OKNO, Foam…). We had the opportunity to talk to the people running them and learn about the activities and projects they are involved in. That was extremely fruitful and inspiring as we had the opportunity to meet people working in our field and at the same time we realised the diversity of the organisations.
On Thursday we had a long session on The Future. A very big group of people, not only from media labs but also from other cultural organisations, gathered around a massive table to think about, re-invent, re-shape, our future. Through a series of exercises different issues were raised and possible ways of addressing those were rehearsed. In the afternoon there were two presentations: MediaLab Prado (Madrid) presented their MasterDIWO project and us, Furtherfield, presented the Zero Dollar Laptop project. Presentations were followed by an open discussion that was extremely helpful. Members from all different media labs participating in the lab2lab project helped us put together a list of possible partners. What was most helpful was to discuss with them the ways in which the Zero Dollar Laptop project could fit within a Grundtvig scheme and what were the potential challenges and things we should address.

Last January Furtherfield met with several media labs in Brussels to start thinking about the possibility of implementing Zero Dollar Laptop at a European scale. We met with people from Kitchen (Budapest), CreaLab (Nantes), Ping (Nantes), Media Lab Prado (Madrid), Constant (Brussels),  Foam (Brussles) and discussed the challenges and potential gains of creating a European network of people working together. It’s all looking very exciting! (more…)

April 30, 2010

Zero Dollar Laptop report ready!

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The first edition of Zero Dollar Laptop workshops is over and it’s time to reflect on what happened. Download a pdf version of the report here.

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Zero Dollar Laptop workshops kicked off at Bridge Resource Centre in West London in January 2010 with clients of St Mungo’s Charity for Homeless People.

This report is jointly written by the team who devised and ran the project and sets it in the context of recent reports on ‘digital inclusion’. It aims to capture the experience and learning of ALL involved in this first Zero Dollar Laptop workshop series- participants and organisers, to inform future development of the project.

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