Co-position

Co-position is an attempt to re-imagine lay-out from scratch. We will analyse the history of lay-out (from moveable type to compositing engines) in order to better understand how relations between workflow, material and media have been coded into our tools. We will look at emerging software for doing lay-out differently, but most importantly we want to sketch ideas for tools that combine elements of canvas editing, dynamic lay-out, networked lay-out, web-to-print and Print on Demand.

From: Constant

Call for presentations: Libre Graphics Meeting

The Libre Graphics Meeting will take place 29 April – 2 May 2015 in Toronto, Canada. The event welcomes your contribution and is looking for in-depth presentations on Libre Graphics technologies, showcases of excellent work made using Libre Graphics tools and new ideas for future approaches, tools and standards. Read the Call for participation and propose your contribution (…)

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Appel à Participation: Libre Graphics Meeting

La rencontre Libre Graphics Meeting aura lieu du 29 avril au 2 mai 2015 à Toronto, Canada. L’événement accueille vos contributions et est à la recherche de présentations conséquentes sur les technologies pour le graphisme libre, showcases de créations faites avec des outils libres et de nouvelles idées pour des approches anticipatrices des outils et des standards. Lisez ce Call for participation et proposez votre contribution (…)

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LGRU.net - research thread: Abstracting Craft, Co-position, Commissions, Networked Graphics, Piksels and Lines

Considering your tools

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Today’s creation largely depends on digital tools. Far from being a neutral mean to an artistic achievement, those tools are actually opinionated: they carry values and are full of conventions about the way things “ought” to be done. Because of this, we think it is crucial to raise awareness among practitioners in order to make software and machines into tools to think with (or against), and to let us speculate about future  Continue Reading »

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Books with an attitude

From 22 May until 31 May, The Libre Graphics Research Unit presents Books with an attitude, an exhibition of printed books made with Libre digital tools. This exhibition includes Libre bookdesign and typography from all over Europe, demonstrating how content, aesthetics and Libre tools can play together.
The exhibition will be opened by Manuel Schmalstieg of Greyscale Press (Geneva)
Exhibition design and curation: Manufactura Independente (Porto)
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Libre Graphics Research Unit in Porto

From 22 to 23 May the Libre Graphics Research Unit gathers in Porto and this meeting concludes the two year project. Hosted by associate partner Manufactura Independente in Maus Habito we will present and discuss all work that was developed in the context of the Research Unit: The Piksels and Lines Orchestra, Superglue, Graphical Shell prototype, the Future Tools event, Grafica Libre estacion de trabajo, Tools for a Read-Write World, Considering your tools: a reader for designers and (…)

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Libre Graphics Research Unit à Porto

Du 22 au 23 mai la Libre Graphics Research Unit se réunit à Porto et cette rencontre conclut le projet de deux ans. Accueilli par le partenaire associé la Manufactura Independente dans Maus Habito, nous présenterons et débattrons tout le travail qui a été développé dans le contexte de la Research Unit: The Piksels and Lines Orchestra, Superglue, Graphical Shell prototype, l’événement Future Tools, la Grafica Libre estacion de trabajo, Tools for a Read-Write World, Considering your tools: le reader (…)

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Libre Graphics Research Unit in Porto

Van 22 tot 23 mei komt de Libre Graphics Research Unit voor een laatste keer bijelkaar om het twee jaar durende project af te sluiten. We zijn te gast bij partner Manufactura Independente in Maus Habito waar we al het werk dat in het kader van de Research Unit werd ontwikkeld, zullen presenteren: The Piksels and Lines Orchestra, Superglue, Graphical Shell prototype, het Future Tools evenenement, Grafica Libre estacion de trabajo, Tools for a Read-Write World, Considering your tools: a (…)

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LGM2013: Gereedschappen voor de Toekomst

De jaarlijkse Libre Graphics Meeting (LGM) is een ontmoeting tussen gebruikers en ontwikkelaars van Free, Libre and Open Source software voor creatief werk. LGM wordt georganiseerd door de ontwikkelaars, ontwerpers, kunstenaars en activisten zelf, met als doel om hun Libre Graphics toolbox nog beter te maken.
De 2013-editie vindt plaats van 10 tot 13 april in Madrid, Spanje bij Medialab Prado in het kader van de Libre Graphics Research Unit. Gereedschappen van de Toekomst zijn het thema (…)

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LGM2013: Les Outils de l’Avenir

La réunion annuelle de Libre Graphics (LGM) rassemble les utilisateurs et développeurs des Logiciels Libres pour le travail créatif. LGM est un événement auto-organisé, mis sur pied par des designers, artistes, développeurs et activistes du libre, afin d’améliorer leur boîte à outils.
L’édition de 2013 a lieu du 10 au 13 avril à Madrid. Elle est accueillie par le Medialab Prado dans le cadre du Libre Graphics Research Unit. Le thème de la réunion: les Outils de l’Avenir. Comment peut-on (ré)inventer un (…)

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LGM2013: Future Tools

The yearly Libre Graphics Meeting (LGM) gathers users and developers of Free, Libre and Open Source software for creative work. LGM is a self-organised event, put together by designers, artists, free culture activists and software developers because they want to make their Libre Graphics toolbox even better.
The 2013 edition takes place from 10 to 13 April in Madrid, Spain and is hosted by Medialab Prado in the context of the Libre Graphics Research Unit. The meeting is themed Future (…)

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Future Tools

The yearly Libre Graphics Meeting (LGM) gathers users and developers of Free, Libre and Open Source software for creative work. LGM is a self-organised event, put together by designers, artists, free culture activists and software developers because they want to make their Libre Graphics toolbox even better.

The 2013 edition takes place from 10 to 13 April in Madrid, Spain and is hosted by Medialab Prado in the context of the Libre Graphics Research Unit. The meeting is themed Future  Continue Reading »

LGRU.net - research thread: Abstracting Craft, Co-position, Networked Graphics, Piksels and Lines

Commissions

At the core of the LGRU-project is a series of research commissions that allowed artists and software developers to work together on projects that creatively re-think the way practice and tools interact. The results of this work are currently under review, but you can already enjoy some of the results here.