Report on CourtCircuitCourt

Last summer I went to Nantes to CourtCircuitCourt:

From 23 July 10:00 to 28 July 18:00
Court Circuit Court – Short Circuit / Short Process
PiNG 38 rue du Breil – 44100 Nantes – France

What links a digital hacker who designs projects in a lab, a member of a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) who believes in sustainable local produce and supports a farmer, and citizens who share experience and knowledge online? Perhaps it is the desire to redefine the relationship between production and consumption, the need to be an empowered citizen rather than passive consumer. To create, grow, reconfigure and question – to ‘hack’ society and transform it.

Short Circuit / Short Process is the first edition of PiNG’s Summer Lab. A 6 day-workshop where hackers, open source geeks and DIY (Do It Yourself) advocates come together with community activists to collaborate, co-create and co-produce through workshops, experiments, discussions and performance.

Court Circuit Court: Social fabrics: on protocols, textile and salutations.

Constant member Wendy Van Wynsberghe hosts an atelier on salutations and greeting rituals. Make textile sensors that initiate new ways of greeting each other with Arduino, sound and conductive thread.

This meeting is supported by the Grundtvig’s Life Long Learning Program:…

summerlab2012 —> from asso PiNG on Vimeo.

This is a small ensemble of links, pictures and a lot more..
The nice thing about Ping! is their care for documentation – so basically my work here is very limited!

Ping’s list of press articles, linked blogposts, radio interviews etc
A post on the Summerlab and a small contextualisation in French
A fun fanzine was made during the Summerlab
Ping’s pictures
Constant’s pictures
List of participants
The pictures of the participants
The impressive wiki where all resources were posted
– Some links on networks and security – many more on the Wiki and pads

– Group Picture!

– A detail image of my workshop

– The Kissing Protocol – Nantes version

– Post-event: a small questionnaire

Thanks everyone – it’s one of these events that resonate some months after!

(We made a Pirate Box!! Thanks Labomedia!!)

This meeting is supported by the Grundtvig’s Life Long Learning Program

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