Tech and Media Lab

Session Date: 
Fri., April 5, 2013:
1:30-3 pm
Plaza Court 6
Workshops/Tech and Media Playground

The lab will be open throughout the conference … so stop by to learn, troubleshoot and gain hands-on experience with tech and media tools. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, the folks at the lab will answer your questions, discuss your projects and share their skills. Two teams will be in residence to help you take your work to the next level.  

Media Hacklab

Bring your projects, your curiosity and your tech chops to our hacklab. This community-driven lab will focus on real-world problem solving and knowledge sharing. Get your hands on some tech tools and contribute your expertise to other projects. The lab is supported by the Commotion Wireless Project at the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute, which develops open-source communication platforms using Wi-Fi, cellphones and other wireless devices. Jordan McCarthy, Nat Meysenburg and Daniel Staples of the Open Technology Institute will anchor the hacklab.

Free Software Test Drive

You’re passionate about Internet freedom, but how free is your computer, phone or tablet? Free software is software with a mission. These community-developed tools offer freedom from corporate control and respect your privacy. Try out a free GNU/Linux operating system, sample social media alternatives that don’t sell your personal data and explore “Respects Your Freedom”-certified 3D printing. Presented by Libby Reinish of the Free Software Foundation.

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good