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Excellent Open Video event in London – April 18-20th, 2013

Heads up folks! Spread the word!

xm:lab

Open Video Sprint London #ovforum
April 18-20, 2013
MS Stubnitz
openvideo@xmlab.org
Course, xm:lab report, Blog post

The  workshop / course sprint facilitated by Mick Fuzz from FLOSS Manuals  is part of the international Open Video series launched with the Open  Video Forum in 2012. The current version of the course, created at a  Berlin sprint last year, is part of the School of Open,a collaboration  between Creative Commons and P2P University.

Our goal is to produce an introductory course for open video  in the areas of end-user technologies (viewing, encoding, editing,  subtitling etc) and developer tools (transcoding, web applications,  developing for mobile devices).
This  course will be published as an OER (open educational resource). It will  promoted specifically as part of the Mokolo project supporting film and  developer networks in Africa, for example the recent Open Video Sudan event.
As the course is openly licensed it will be available for widespread use.
Ms Stubnitz Culture Ark

Location: London MS Stubnitz ship
Date: 18-20th April 2013

We are looking for people swimming in the sea of free software / open  source tools, open video frameworks and creating innovative learning.  Desirable skills include one or more of the following:

* Knowledge of open video for end user technologies or software development
* Writing skills in the area of open educational resources
* Experience in delivering workshops
* Connections to relevant networks to disseminate our work

If you are getting this email then we think this sounds like you. Would  you be interested in attending? Please get back to us if you think you  may be able to attend and we will inform you about the process and  logistics of this course sprint.

What’s in it for You:

* We’ll cover accommodation, meals, and have a small budget to include  travel expenses (so lets us know if you need support asap, we’ll see  what we can do)
* We can offer small contributor stipends, depending on how long you can stay
* You get to be part of an ongoing effort to bring more people (especially from newer netcultures) into free software / open source debates around visual media via the creation of open educational resources (courses will be translated)
* You will leave with a set of resources to deliver workshops on open video and lots of new subject knowledge
* P2p education is perhaps the most significant change in the way (higher) education is organized – let’s make it work

Background Info:

A course sprint  is a way of rapidly creating and testing teaching resources. It is  based on the work of Adam Hyde on Book Sprints and is one of FLOSS  Manuals tools of rapid, collaborative content creation. Course sprints are a  space for participants to learn from each other, find synergies in our  knowledge, and in the process, create innovative online learning  resources.
http://www.flossmanuals.org/service/booksprints
We will use the Book Type software to immediately print materials from our online workspace at the end of the sprint.
http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/booktype/

MS Stubniz is a mobile location for performance, arts, music and other odd stuff.
This  is the last month that the ship is moored in London, why not take  advantage of this opportunity to check it out before the boat sails.
http://ms.stubnitz.com/

Associated Events:

Sat  20th of April see Exploding Cinema event also taking place on MS  Stubniz – “a spray of DIY film, projection mapping, installation,  performance and video echo location”. For more info and call for work : film, performance  and music”.
http://www.explodingcinema.org/

Remote Collaboration:

If  you are unable to attend but want to input to the process via remote  collaboration or keep up to date of the outcomes please do:
* subscribe to the low-traffic Mokolo video list
* follow the #ovforum hashtag and @xmlabs_news account

Partners include:

xm:lab (Jan Tretschok, Soenke Zehle)
FLOSS Manuals (Mick Fuzz)
Deckspace (James Stevens, Adnan Hadzi)

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