Future Tools: The Libre Graphics Research Unit

Femke Snelting

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The Libre Graphics Research Unit will be a traveling lab where new ideas for creative tools can be developed. Its diverse activities range from the practical to the theoretical via writing, research meetings, experimental prototyping, a conference and a workshop. The Research Unit is an initiative of four European media-labs actively engaged in Free/Libre and Open Source Software and Free Culture. This cross-disciplinary project involves artists, designers and programmers and we would like to develop the work in dialogue with the Libre Graphics community. What future practices can we imagine, and which tools can make them happen?

The Libre Graphics Research Unit is a collaboration involving Medialab Prado (Madrid, ES), WORM (Rotterdam, NL), Piksel (Bergen, NO) and Constant (Brussels, BE). It will run for two years as of June 2011 with the support of the EU Culture Programme 2007-2013.