[CREATE] spy report
bollecs at sollec.org
Wed Jun 2 15:20:39 PDT 2010
Aileen, many thanks for your great thoughts and alternative perspective
-- definitely not what one's used to read on tech conference write-ups.
The eternal tool-struggle and feminism angles were very refreshing (and
sorely needed!). We need more spies!
I for one would have loved to have seen a presentation on Genderchangers
and EclecticTechCarnival. I'm hoping for that in LGM2011.
On 06/02/2010 04:03 PM, Aileen Derieg wrote:
> Dear people,
> Although I have no wish to interrupt current discussions, I just wanted
> to let you all know that I have now posted my "spy report":
> Comments are most welcome, but if you want to comment directly on the
> blog, rather than starting yet another thread on this list, you will
> need to register on the blog first. If confirmation seems to be taking
> too long, please let me know, and I will approve your account immediately.
> Brief explanation: I wasn't really there last week as a "spy", but I was
> specifically invited as an interested outsider to observe and reflect on
> the Libre Graphics Meeting this year. What I hadn't really planned for
> was how much I enjoyed it, how far I kept finding myself drawn into
> presentations, discussions and conversations. This made it a bit more
> difficult to step back and reflect, which is the reason for the delay,
> for which I would like to couple my apologies with thanks.
> The position I am writing from: I live in Linz, Austria, where I earn my
> living as a translator. I started with computer books in the mid-90s,
> which led to my interest in Linux and free software. Most of my work now
> involves contemporary art and New Media. Alongside that I am involved in
> various other contexts, such as the independent art scene in Linz,
> Genderchangers, and MAIZ, an organization of and for migrant women in
> Upper Austria.
> Thank you for all of your efforts,
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