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1 music video

I ran the inaugural Animated Gif Mashup workshop last week at NIMk as part of Video Vortex. Big thanks to all of the gif hunters and mashers that spent their Thursday wading their feet in the pools of web 1.0. The above video was created entirely from gifs found and mashed by workshop participants over the course of a single day.

GIF source material available here (1 | 2 | 3). Thanks to Video Vortex for the invitation, NIMk for hosting and Anna for the write up.

A few slides from the resulting presentation:

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Posted on March 14, 2011

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“FB Resistance is a research initiative accepting the status quo of Facebook beeing the dominant social identity management system, researching on ways to change it’s rules and functionality from inside the system, locally via Browser App.” [Full Description here]

Good times in Berlin. We certainly recieved alot of attention for this and gathered lots of cool ideas. We’re still sorting them out. Stay tuned about the results and on the next FB resistance workshop in Barcelona in 2 weeks.

See the full FB Resistance Berlin picture Set on Flickr

Follow twitter.com/fbresistance, Post ideas / discuss on our Facebook group, visit fbresistance.com

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Call for participation

The workshop was originally planned for 10 peeps, but we just raised it to 30 chairs!! So if you want to participate in the workshop (part of this year’s Transmediale Berlin festival) – Submit this form right now with a quick sentence and info about you!!

Short intro to FB Resistance:

Facebook Resistance is a research initiative accepting the status quo of Facebook beeing the dominant social identity management system, researching on ways to change it’s rules and functionality from inside the system, locally via Browser App.

FB sets the rules of how-to behave, so we’re asking: Are we happy to live in their visualisation of our online identity or do we want to change it? A change can be as trivial as adding a background-image. Facebook designing your online identity is like IKEA designing your appartment. The only individuality lies in the family pictures standing in your BILLY shelves.

More

More infos over at http://artzilla.org…, if you can read spanish – Here’s an interview with TBX about the workshop on revistaenie.clarin.com.

Soon more on twitter.com/fbresistance and http://fbresistance.com

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Arturo and I just taught an openframeworks workshop in iMal brussels. If you don’t know, OF is an open source cross platform c++ library that has been used for lots of FAT projects.

openframeworks @ iMal brussels from thesystemis on Vimeo.

you’ll notice tim knapen, of WGT giant white glove fame. Also, theo makes a hoodied appearance. And in FAT style, all the source code from what we talked about and what people made is online on the OF wiki

There is a (sadly booked up now) workshop coming up in the UK, and if you are in japan, I will be teaching an intro workshop in fukuoka June 19-21, info: english / japanese… code + ramen :)

also, there is a mailing list on openframeworks.cc and info about events on the forum so you can find out ways to get your nerd on…

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Posted on June 6, 2009

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