The “Listening to Firefox” discussion event on Sunday 15th of May aimed to open up a space for new discussions specifically related to social, political and economic aspects of creative practices which embrace and include technology – all under the banner “Wider Implications of Software Culture.” It was also an experiment in hosting a different kind of dialogue across the various groups and practices which meet at MadLab in Manchester.
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Title: Listening to Firefox
Description: Wider Implications of Software Culture
Start Time: 14:00
End Time: 16:00
Booking: Free but limited
Listening to Firefox exists to create a space for open and engaged discussion across a spectrum of digital-art-technology practice with an emphasis on the social, cultural and political implications of this work.
Theme for this event: Open Source vs. The Big Society
Format: 5 practitioners are invited to present extremely short (<3mins) single-slide examples across a spectrum of digital-art-technology practice. From there, the emphasis moves to an open and critically aware roundtable discussion.
Rooted in practice, the event will facilitate greater peer awareness, cross-pollination and hopefully instigate conversations which need to be had!
Origins: Listening to Firefox emerged out of discussions held at the 2011 Metal/DEC Digital LAB held at Metal’s Chalkwell Hall in Southend on Sea. The LAB was facilitated by artists Graham Harwood and Simon Poulter and attended by 8 artists from a wide spectrum of disciplines.