Free software isn't just about the software itself, it is about the idea of knowledge being being part of a dialogue, of a process, rather than being an immutable product. In this talk, Eylul will look into her experiences in the intersection of her trans-disciplinary art, volunteering, advocacy and education, and take a practical look into not only what it is like to work as an artist using specific FLOSS software or Ubuntu, but also the reflections of the dialogues around free software and free culture on her artistic practice.
Session author bios
Eylul Dogruel is a independent visual artist from Istanbul, Turkey. She has graduated from Wellesley College in the United States in 2007, with a double major in Computer Science and Media Arts and Sciences. Her work focuses on the interaction between materials and and their style elements, and uses a wide variety of materials including code, photography, video, animation, as well as traditional media. Her work has been shown in international exhibits and events. In addition to favoring free and open sourced software in her own work, Eylul is involved in advocacy for open source software in art and art education. She teaches photography part time in Istanbul Technical University and is a contributor to the Ubuntu Studio project.
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