The first release of Plumi, the Plone based video sharing CMS
produced by EngageMedia, is just around the corner. The beta
should be available late June, and ready for installation and testing.
Across the internet, a growing number of websites and tools are
offering people a wide range of ‘free beer’ — type of products. But,
as far as cultural activists go, there is still a shortage of free
This Australia-based collective has produced software to enable an
activist network in SE Asia and the Pacific to take online a wide
range of social jusice and environmental video. What’s more, it wants
to do so on a socially just model.
Piksel is an annual international event for artists and developers working with free and open source audiovisual software. Part workshop, part festival, it is organised in Bergen, Norway, by the Bergen Centre for Electronic Arts (BEK) and involves participants from more than a dozen countries exchanging ideas, coding, presenting art and software projects, doing workshops, performances and discussions on the aesthetics and politics of free and open source software. This year’s event continues the exploration of free/libre and open source audiovisual code and it’s myriad of expressions. The event runs from the 15 – 18 November, the deadline for submissions is 15 July, 2007.