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.

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 »

From: Constant

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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From: Constant

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

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.

LGRU.net - research thread: Co-position, Commissions

Commission: Co-position

Co-position research report

IMG_7967 Co-position tried to rethink lay-out software from scratch, urged by the belief that currently available digital tools are evolutions and virtualisations of the gutenberg-press, thereby ignoring the unique properties an potentialities of digital lay-out. By analysing the history of layout(-tools), both digital and analog, a vocabulary for lay-out was developed. A vocabulary wich in turn was used to describe the potential tools – largely inspired by analysing  Continue Reading »

From: Constant

Collision 1: Badness and Conflict

If we consider typographic and cartographic objects as “spatial arrangement of texts and other graphical elements”, than their design is essentially the work of organising collisions. In a conventional design practice, many systems are at work to prevent accidents from happening. Tension is deflated through erasure, simplification and filtering. What would be ways to articulate collisions, instead of avoiding them? The first workshop in this series is inspired by particular practices of (…)

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From: Constant

Call for presentations: Libre Graphics Meeting

The Libre Graphics Meeting will take place 10-13 April in Madrid. 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 presentations and propose your contribution here. Deadline: 15 (…)

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From: Constant

Open Call: Tools for a Read-Write world

Medialab-Prado and The Libre Graphics Research Unit are seeking for projects to be collaboratively developed during a two-weeks workshop to be held in Madrid, 15-27 April, 2013. We are interested in your ideas for tools to design, edit, draw and write together. This edition focuses on (re)inventing a Libre Graphics workflow that supports collaboration and exchange. Deadline: 15 January 2013 More about this call: (…)

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From: Future Tools ✁

Tools for a read-write world II

A-synchronous collaboration on what could be an image for Interactivos?’13: Tools for a Read-Write World1

And sketches are being plotted by Manufactura Independente!
Featuring Pierre Huyghebaert, FS, Manufactura Independente, Dia, Inksca…

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

Interactivos Tools for a Read-Write World. Call for Projects

Medialab-Prado and The Libre Graphics Research Unit are looking for projects to be collaboratively developed during a two-weeks workshop to be held in Madrid, 13-27 April, 2013. We are interested in your ideas for tools to design, edit, draw and write together. This edition focuses on (re)inventing a Libre Graphics workflow that supports collaboration and exchange.

More info at the Medialab Prado website: http://medialab-prado.es/article/ilgru_call_projects

From: Future Tools ✁

Toolbending

11 sessions @ ERG, Brussels. La plupart des auteurs contemporains (artistes, designers, cinéastes, écrivains), créent leur œuvre à l’aide d’ordinateurs. Ils utilisent les logiciels par défaut, les mêmes outils que tout le monde utilise. Imaginez que ces logiciels n’étaient pas seulement faits pour faire le travail, mais seraient des outils à penser, des instruments à [...]