[NetBehaviour] brasil @ cybersalon - tomorrow

ricardo ruiz doutorsocratesoreidofutebol at gmail.com
Sun Oct 9 19:45:40 CEST 2005

hope to see you all there!!!

: :  : :: : :: :: (specially marc and ruth and bia and the ones that i
know!) ::: ::: :: :: :: :: :::::::: ::

Monday 10th October, 7pm - late
Guanabara, Parker Street, Nr. Drury Lane, London WC2
Cost: Free.
Members of the press interested in attending or for further
information, please contact Patsy Lima at Guanabara -
patsy at guanabara.co.uk
Nearest tubes: Covent Garden

Gilberto Gil - Minister of Culture, Brazil
Claudio Prado - Digital Policy Coordinator, Ministry of Culture, Brazil
Dr. Richard Barbrook - Cybersalon and University of Westminster

This Cybersalon will discuss the Brazilian government's open source
software project and its support for copyleft at the forthcoming WSIS
conference on 18-19th November in Tunis, Tunisia. WSIS is the United
Nations World Summit on the Information Society: www.itu.int/wsis

6.00pm: British Council meet & greet (invite only)
6.30pm: Press reception
7.00-9.30pm: Cybersalon lectures and discussion (free entry)
10.00pm: Charity auction of football shirts signed by Pele and Brazilian team
10.30pm until late: DJ set

Ever since he became the Brazilian Minister of Culture, Gilberto Gil
has championed the democratic potential of new media. As one of his
first moves on taking office, he created a Digital Culture department
within the Ministry and appointed Claudio Prado to take charge of this

The work of the Digital Culture department is inspired by the
realisation that the social impact of the digital technological
revolution can only be understood from a cultural perspective - and
that these new technologies can act as catalysts for totally new
paradigms in every field of human behaviour.

The Digital Culture department of the Brazilian Ministry of Culture is
responsible for promoting debate about the key issues of the digital
technological revolution inside government circles; among the
universities; and within the wider society. During the last few years,
Minister Gil has been making inspiring and passionate speeches about
the social possibilities of new media to audiences in Brazil and
across the world. Inspired by the hacker ethic, he argues that
cyberspace is the most democratic public space in history – and that a
more flexible interpretation of intellectual property is now needed
for the creative industries.

Most importantly, the Digital Culture department is putting this
hacker ethic into practice within Brazil. One of the most important
projects of the Ministry of Culture is creating a network of free
software multi-media studios which will give access to the Net to
hundreds of communities across the country.

At the 10th October Cybersalon on Brazilian open source software and
copyleft, Minister Gil will speak and discuss about these issues...

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