After the success of Open Everything London a few weeks ago, we’re now involved in putting on Open Everything Berlin, which will take place in early December. It will be a great opportunity to meet people interested in open knowledge, open source software, and so on. Details are as follows:
- When: Saturday 6th December 2008
- Where: newthinking store, Tucholskystr. 48, Berlin-Mitte (map)
- Programme: http://openeverything.mixxt.de/networks/wiki/index.Programm
- Registration: Attendance is free! Sign up on the mixxt network!
In addition to talks, presentations and discussions, the event will feature the launch of Ivo Gormley’s Us Now, a Creative Commons licensed documentary about new forms of collaboration produced in association with the RSA:
Everywhere you look, groups of people are using the internet to come together to share with one another, work together, or take some kind of public action” Clay Shirky. For the first time in history, we have the tools that truly amplify group effort and can change politics, business and society. Us Now follows the stories of the people that are redefining what is an institution; it plots the fate of a football club owned and run by its fans, a bank in which everyone is the manager, a global network whose members share their homes with strangers and asks politicians and thinkers such as George Osbourne, Ed Milliband, Don Tapscott and Clay Shirky; what all this means for society.
There’s also a (relatively) new ok-berlin mailing list. If you’re around Berlin and you’d like to stay in touch with other people interested in open stuff – we hope you’ll join!
Dr. Jonathan Gray is Lecturer in Critical Infrastructure Studies at the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London, where he is currently writing a book on data worlds. He is also Cofounder of the Public Data Lab; and Research Associate at the Digital Methods Initiative (University of Amsterdam) and the médialab (Sciences Po, Paris). More about his work can be found at jonathangray.org and he tweets at @jwyg.