Our activities include ad-hoc research and development, skill sharing workshops, advocacy of open standards and free software based infrastructure. We share tools for audio/video production, independent communication, private storage of information, autonomous p2p networking and hardware recycling.
The community of free software consists mostly of insiders, while the potential of the developed software has reached an outstanding quality that can improve computing tasks in a growing number of applications.
Free software offers a wide degree of freedom: it can be adapted to specific needs and can evolve following the needs of the community of its users and developers.
We need production means to be always available for anyone, to create further. We aim at facilitating horizontal access to production in absence of hierarchical powers and control, established corporations and judicial monopolies. It is extremely important to us that even those who don’t have access to mainstream information channels are able to publish and communicate, independently produce their messages and their ideas, everywhere.
Development should be aware of all environmental issues connected to it and, as such, keep the research focused, whenever possible, on recycling technical equipment that is already existing, develop environmental friendly systems, find ways to optimise the use of energy sources employed.
Ranging from radio makers, humanitarian organizations, video artists,
medical researchers, media activists and educators, a large amount of
people employed and redistributed dyne.org software worldwide, free of
charge, echoing to the freedom spirit of this autonomous initiative.
Dyne.org creations are redistributed by:
- Free Software Foundation (USA)
- Nederlands Instituut voor Media Kunst (NL)
- Ircam, Centre Pompidou (FR)
- Providence Univ. Taichung (TW)
- Tecnhische Univ. Ilmenau (DE)
- Netherlands Unix User Group (NL)
- Instituto de Computação Uni de Campinas (BR)
- Heraklion University Crete (GR)
- Ibiblio public library and many others.
Free Software Seminars
We do our best to empower people (as it has been among ourselves) with the use of free software: exploring new forms of expression and interaction, disseminating new languages that can be freely adopted
and modified, ensuring to everyone the autonomous conservation of people’s creations.
Concerning education, we believe that independence from commercial influences is crucial to protect the contextual integrity of specific communities from globalised mercantile interests and de facto empires.
Our workshops consists in an hands-on experiences employing GNU/Linux for digital artisanship and tactical media, exploring various ideas and practices of crafting and recycling technologies, to stimulate students towards the invention of novel forms of interactive computing and social networking.
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