Now that we all settled in our new home, is time to start the Sunday Movie Nights. The usual crack as before applies. The event is open to public, so come down and watch a movie on our 10 foot screen. We also have refreshments, coffee, tea, popcorn, chocolate bars in our tuck shop as usual.
The movie I have for us to watch for us this Sunday is “The Tunnel”. I’ve been waiting for a while for us to get a space to be able to watch it.
The Tunnel is the first feature film, produced under The 135K Project, born out of the belief that if we stop fighting the peer to peer networks, they could become the biggest revolution we have ever seen in the way we share entertainment and information.
You can also buy individual frames of the movie for a €1 each or just donate. Any extra money raised will go toward developing the next project so that we can hopefully keep bringing you more free online content to enjoy.
In 2007 the New South Wales government suddenly scrapped a plan to utilise the water in the disused underground train tunnels beneath Sydney. In 2008, chasing rumours of a government cover-up and urban legends surrounding the sudden backflip, investigative journalist Natasha Warner led a crew of four into the underground labyrinth. They went down into the tunnels looking for a story until the story found them.
We all know what an Ignite event is. We already host 2 Ignites in the labs ourselves, we all know how good this events can be. This evening on what is going to be the last Movie Night in the Exchange House, we are going to show the Google i/o 2011 Ignite. As most of you will know Google just finished to host their biggest conference of the year, the Google i/o on which for the last 3 years they have an Ignite event for their participants.
In this years Google i/o Ignite we have: Brady Forrest, Kyle Machulis, Matt Cutts, Pamela Fox, Jamie Wilkinson, Patrick Davison, Monica Rogati, Annalee Newitz, Joseph Pred. This year we will learn about the Brain API, the similarities of Disneyland and Burning Man, and a dissection of the Tiger Mom myth. As always the speakers will have just 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds for a total of five minutes on stage.
Come down at the space at the usual time of 9pm to enjoy such a great show… See you all there !!!!
In his student flat in Colchester, Jack Howe is staring intently into his computer screen. He is picking the team for Ebbsfleet United’s FA Trophy Semi-Final match against Aldershot . Around the world 35,000 other fans are doing the same thing, because together, they own and manage the football club. If distributed networks of people can run complex organisations such as football clubs, what else can they do?
Us Now takes a look at how this type of participation could transform the way that countries are governed. It tells the stories of the online networks whose radical self-organising structures threaten to change the fabric of government forever.
Us Now follows the fate of Ebbsfleet United, a football club owned and run by its fans; Zopa, a bank in which everyone is the manager; and Couch Surfing, a vast online network whose members share their homes
The founding principles of these projects — transparency, self-selection, open participation — are coming closer and closer to the mainstream of our social and political lives. Us Now describes this transition and onfronts politicians George Osborne and Ed Milliband with the possibilities for participative government as described by Don Tapscott and Clay Shirky amongst others.
Now that the worst of the weather is behind us we thought it was time to revive the Sunday Movie Night at the space in our new phone-box room. A night to sit down, relax and watch some kick ass open source movies with some popcorn. Yes, we will have popcorn. Hurray!!!
We have two really good movies to start off the first session. Drop down to 091labs on Sunday at 9pm, it is open to the public (free as in beer). See you all there.
Four Eyed Monsters
Four Eyed Monsters is a 2005 film directed, starred and written by Susan Buice and Arin Crumley. It debuted on the festival circuit in January 2005 at the Slamdance Film Festival where it was well received. The filmmakers hoped to obtain a conventional deal for theatrical distribution on the basis of its success at Slamdance, but nothing was forthcoming.
Arin Crumley has never had a girlfriend, so he goes to the place where he finds everything else; the internet. Stuck in a rut, Susan Buice waits tables hoping to become inspired by life. They decide to meet up with the pretense to only communicate through hand-written notes. They fall in love with this experiment and continue to relate solely through videos, emails, drawings and physical intimacy for the next 4 months. As their lives merge they’re taken on a roller coaster that could have only ever existed in this modern era of digitallove.
Sintel is an independently produced short film, initiated by the Blender Foundation as a means to further improve and validate the free/open source 3D creation suite Blender. With initial funding provided by 1000s of donations via the internet community, it has again proven to be a viable development model for both open 3D technology as for independent animation film.
This 15 minute film has been realized in the studio of the Amsterdam Blender Institute, by an international team of artists and developers. In addition to that, several crucial technical and creative targets have been realized online, by developers and artists and teams all over the world.