[NetBehaviour] Eclectic Tech Carnival Istanbul

Ruth Catlow ruth.catlow at furtherfield.org
Fri Aug 21 11:03:34 CEST 2009

I'm going to this overland- anyone want to come with?
: )
see http://blog.furtherfield.org/?q=node/287
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!

Practical Info:

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

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: etcistanbul at gmail.com 

- 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!
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