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A bit more background about the Metalab and Paraflows
 
A bit more background about the Metalab and Paraflows
for our two english-speaking guests:
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for our english-speaking guests:
  
 
==Metalab==
 
==Metalab==
  
 
[[Hauptseite|The Metalab]] is a hacker space, an open center for people who do
 
[[Hauptseite|The Metalab]] is a hacker space, an open center for people who do
creative things with technology. Our main interest groups include
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creative things with technology. Our main fields of interest include
 
things like urban hacking/street art, free public networks, "avant
 
things like urban hacking/street art, free public networks, "avant
 
gaming" (augmented reality, etc), hardware hacking, ubiquitous
 
gaming" (augmented reality, etc), hardware hacking, ubiquitous
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We openend our doors in April of this year, renting a 200 square
 
We openend our doors in April of this year, renting a 200 square
meter space right behind City Hall and the Parliament. We have
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meter space right behind the town hall and the houses of parliament. We have
around 80 members at this point. Numerous workshops on topics
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around 80 members at this time. Numerous workshops on topics
like Microcontrollers, the Blender3D software and social
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like microcontrollers, the Blender3D software and social
 
engineering as well as several parties have taken place at the lab
 
engineering as well as several parties have taken place at the lab
 
so far, in addition to regular daily operation (ie a couple of nerds
 
so far, in addition to regular daily operation (ie a couple of nerds
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[http://www.paraflows.at Paraflows] is a net art & net culture festival held for the first time this year as part
 
[http://www.paraflows.at Paraflows] is a net art & net culture festival held for the first time this year as part
 
of the annual convention of "[http://www.netznetz.net Netznetz]", a community of artists
 
of the annual convention of "[http://www.netznetz.net Netznetz]", a community of artists
that successfully petitioned the local municipal government to
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who successfully petitioned the local municipal government to
 
let them self-distribute their arts funding in what turned out to be
 
let them self-distribute their arts funding in what turned out to be
 
a somewhat broken voting scheme that they came up with
 
a somewhat broken voting scheme that they came up with
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Special events at the Metalab are:
 
Special events at the Metalab are:
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;Friday, Sept 8: Preparations - please attend
 
;Saturday, Sept 9: Opening
 
;Saturday, Sept 9: Opening
;Sunday, Sept 10, 11am: Net art brunch - artist presence requested!
 
 
;Tuesday, Sept 12, 9pm: Blinkennight - LED hacking at the Lab, featuring a 3D LED cube, throwies, floaties, microcontrollers etc.
 
;Tuesday, Sept 12, 9pm: Blinkennight - LED hacking at the Lab, featuring a 3D LED cube, throwies, floaties, microcontrollers etc.
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;Thursday, Sept 14, 11am: Net art brunch - please attend
  
 
In addition to this, there are panel discussions and other social
 
In addition to this, there are panel discussions and other social
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You're obviously welcome to hang around at the lab during the
 
You're obviously welcome to hang around at the lab during the
 
exhibition, but that's not an obligation apart from Sunday morning.
 
exhibition, but that's not an obligation apart from Sunday morning.
Most of the tourist spots are close by thanks to the lab's central
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Most of the tourist spots are nearby thanks to the lab's central
 
location, so it'd be quite easy to combine keeping an eye on your exhibit and
 
location, so it'd be quite easy to combine keeping an eye on your exhibit and
 
going sightseeing.
 
going sightseeing.
 
  
 
==Getting here==
 
==Getting here==
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'''We're looking forward to seeing you at the Metalab!'''
 
'''We're looking forward to seeing you at the Metalab!'''
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Aktuelle Version vom 19. August 2007, 01:13 Uhr

A bit more background about the Metalab and Paraflows for our english-speaking guests:

Metalab

The Metalab is a hacker space, an open center for people who do creative things with technology. Our main fields of interest include things like urban hacking/street art, free public networks, "avant gaming" (augmented reality, etc), hardware hacking, ubiquitous computing, ai, security, photography, genetic programming, audio and video production, privacy and civil rights, etc...

We openend our doors in April of this year, renting a 200 square meter space right behind the town hall and the houses of parliament. We have around 80 members at this time. Numerous workshops on topics like microcontrollers, the Blender3D software and social engineering as well as several parties have taken place at the lab so far, in addition to regular daily operation (ie a couple of nerds hanging out until the wee hours).

We're still busy renovating and building up the infrastructure, so don't expect a slick lounge-type artsy gallery space, but brace yourself for a little chaos among mismatched furniture and space invader stencil graffiti on the wall...


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Paraflows

Paraflows is a net art & net culture festival held for the first time this year as part of the annual convention of "Netznetz", a community of artists who successfully petitioned the local municipal government to let them self-distribute their arts funding in what turned out to be a somewhat broken voting scheme that they came up with after a year of massive arguing and epic mailing list flamewars.

The exhibition takes place at 7 different locations around town, from Sept 9 to 16, with regular opening hours from 4-8 pm.

Special events at the Metalab are:

Friday, Sept 8
Preparations - please attend
Saturday, Sept 9
Opening
Tuesday, Sept 12, 9pm
Blinkennight - LED hacking at the Lab, featuring a 3D LED cube, throwies, floaties, microcontrollers etc.
Thursday, Sept 14, 11am
Net art brunch - please attend

In addition to this, there are panel discussions and other social events at the various other locations throughout the week.

You're obviously welcome to hang around at the lab during the exhibition, but that's not an obligation apart from Sunday morning. Most of the tourist spots are nearby thanks to the lab's central location, so it'd be quite easy to combine keeping an eye on your exhibit and going sightseeing.

Getting here

Metalab Eingang.jpg
Metalab
Rathausstraße 6
1st district
  • Subway U2: stop Rathaus, exit Josefstädter Strasse
  • Tram J: stop Rathaus
  • Trams 1, 2, D: stop Stadiongasse/Parlament + 3 minutes walk


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We're looking forward to seeing you at the Metalab!