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A2RT – Grow Your Own Media Lab
25th Nov – 20th Dec - Mon to Sat - 10:30 to 6:30

Creating a Media Lab from Recycled computers & the 100% free & legal operating system GNU/ Linux. This Lowtech Media Lab will be available for all to use – just drop in or book yourself onto one of our workshops! Book through Vivid by phoning 0121 233 4061 or email info@a2rt.org


You can find Vivid at : Unit 311f The Big Peg, 120 Vyse Street, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham. B18 6ND

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Morphing Workshop (Web Animation)

Wed 4th Dec 11am – 1pm
Learn how to dynamically distort images so that one changes into another – web animation using free software available on the internet.

Virtual Graffiti

Wed 4th Dec 2pm – 4pm
Make virtual changes to your built environment – let the powers that be know what you think of them using cheap digicams & free software.

All workshops on Wed 4th Dec will be lead by James Wallbank founder of Sheffield’s Redundant Technology Initiative

Genderchangers Workshop

Sat 7th Dec 12pm – 4pm (Incl. break)
Women teaching women about computer hardware & free software. An Introduction to the Genderchangers project & a hardware workshop (female only event) London Genderchangers

London Genderchangers is a project to create technology resources for women along the lines of the Amsterdam Genderchangers

Why a computer hardware course?

Women work a lot with computers but mostly with the software. They generally know very little about what is under the hood of this piece of equipment. Hardware is a mystery, a barrier and a lot of fun. Education and Playing is a way to get to know how stuff works. Knowing how it works, being able to interact with it gives one a sense of control and independence.

Introduction to GNU/Linux

Sat 14th Dec 11am – 1pm
Learn about the free & 100% legal alternative to Windows. Installations can include software to surf the web, create/edit Word documents, listen to MP3s, watch video/DVDs and much more

Grow your own Community Website

Part 1: Sat 14th Dec 2pm – 4pm
Part 2: Wed 18th Dec 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Create a dynamic, database driven, community web site using free software available on the Internet. Multiple users can create, edit and update content using just a web browser. No HTML required!