16 Aug: Hacklabs, Free Culture & (Autonomous) Distributed Networks

  • Talk: Hacklabs, Free Culture, & (Autonomous) Distributed Networks

  • Speaker: Victoria Sinclair, ArcSpace

  • Location: Madlab. (Manchester Digital Laboratory).

  • Address: 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester. M4 1HN.
    "(Between Thomas St and the Craft Centre, opposite A Bar Called Common)"

  • Start time: 19:00

  • Finish time: 20:30

Recently returning from hacktivist work in South America, Victoria
Sinclair will present a talk on the free software & free culture
movements in global hacklabs.

The talk will include a short film on the Pontos de Culturas network and
the plans for several other hacklabs around Brasil.

Additionally, a discussion will be lead on how partnerships can be
created between Manchester and hacklabs in other countries.

For those interested in (participating/attending/just finding out more
about) the forthcoming hackademia festival, attendance is highly

The event will include a Q&A session, discussion and then lively debate
in the pub afterwards.

Victoria Sinclair is a member of ArcSpace, and is the key organizer in
the forthcoming hackademia festival in Manchester.

The meeting will take place at the usual time, 7pm, at Madlab on Edge
Street in the Northern Quarter. “(Between Thomas St and the Craft
Centre, opposite A Bar Called Common)”. The venue provides wifi. The
talk is followed by an informal discussion in the bar opposite (A Place
Called Common http://www.aplacecalledcommon.co.uk/).

Parking: Around the venue there are parking meter bays that become zero
cost after 6pm on Tuesday but get full up. There are paid parking lots
around the venue, the light blue P in this OpenStreetMap centred on
A lot of them, perhaps all, are are owned by NCP
http://www.ncp.co.uk/. If you can’t decide otherwise then park in
Manchester Arndale http://www.manchesterarndale.com/directions.aspx.

Public Transport: Manchester Victoria (MCV) train station, Shudehill
tram station and Manchester Piccadilly bus station are all fairly close
to Madlab, see OpenStreetMap centred on Madlab
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) train station and Manchester Central Coach
Station are not too far either.

Further details at http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester/2011-08-16.

More Information
General information about Manchester Free Software meetings can be found
on our website.

If you would like five minutes to tell us about something, pleas contact
us at fsuk-manchester-team@nongnu.org.