Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Eclectic Tech Carnival comes to Umeå

Eclectic Tech Carnival (/ETC) in Umeå 8-12 June 2009

The Open Source Embroidery exhibition will welcome the Eclectic Tech Carnival during the first week of the exhibition at BildMuseet. On wednesday 10th June the /ETC will be invited to take part in SketchPatch processing, Running Stitch GPS walks, barcode scanning and bluetooth broadcasting. There will also be time to watch the fantastic documentary of Ada Lovelace, and her influence on the history of computing.

/ETC is a week long gathering for women interested in open source technology, art and grass root activism. It encourages women to share experiences and find new opportunities for international collaborations through the use of technology and art. /ETC is an 'on the road-event' held in a new place each year. It was started by the organisation Genderchangers that aims to break stereotypical roles related to technology and encourage and support women to use technology, art and networks as a tool for social change.

/ETC in Umeå is scheduled to take place during the first week of the Open Source Embroidery exhibition at BildMuseet, and will provide an opportunity to engage with the artworks and meet some of the artists.

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