DIJITAL DANTEL / DIGITAL DOILY
Eclectic Tech Carnival Istanbul
September 9-13, 2009
Hi there! You are invited to knit free and open source digital doilies for yourselves and your loved ones together with other women & trans from all over the world in the Eclectic Tech Carnival Istanbul.
The Eclectic Tech Carnival is a gathering of women & trans with a critical interest in Free Information and Open Standards technology. The event has been held annually since 2002 and creates an opportunity for women & trans to share their experiences, knowledge, skills, and network, thus: have fun!
The 10th Eclectic Tech Carnival will take place on September 9-13 2009 in Istanbul, Turkey.
The five-days carnival will consist of workshops on installing and managing open source and free software, basic HTML and building websites, creative ways of activism, debates on alternative uses of technology and art for and within our movements and much more hands-on workshops on DIY technologies.
Participate! Just show up and participate in the workshops and debates. If you want to present a workshop, lecture, performance, and the like please hurry up and get in touch with us!
Venue: /ETC will take place in the performance center/bar Haymatlos. The venue is located in the center of Istanbul, on the Istiklal Street in the Taksim district. We have two huge rooms for workshops & hangout, a bar, a stage with sound-system, and big kitchen.
Participation: The gathering is open for women & trans, particularly inviting the members of transgender community.
There is no set participation fee, but we will be open for donations.
Accommodation: “mi casa e su casa” thus, we will try to host guest in our homes as much as we can. For the rest will arrange an affordable hostel.
Food: During the festival the newly formed food collective will be cooking for us vegetarian/vegan food in Lambdaistanbul and Haymatlos kitchens. Please get in touch with us if you would like to give a hand and share your cooking skills.
Affinities: This year /ETC is in coalition with Resistanbul – Coordination of Resistance Days against the IMF and WB Meeting (1-8 October). You are warmly invited to stay in Istanbul a little longer and join the resistance against the IMF and the World Bank in October.
email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
– for registration, please send us an email stating when you are arriving in Istanbul, how long you will stay, whether you need accommodation and your background and basic skills you would like to share with other participants – keeping in mind that none of us are professionals and every kind of knowledge, experience and skill is precious for us.
– if you want to hold a workshop/presentation/performance, the program is still growing. Hurry up!
see you in istanbul to play – rebel – eat – xchange – discuss – flirt – bla bla baklava!
istanbul’da görüşmek üzere!