[spectre] Furtherfield needs your old laptops for work with
homeless people in London...
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Tue Dec 22 15:29:37 CET 2009
Furtherfield needs your old laptops for work with homeless people in
The Zero Dollar Laptop Project
In January 2010 the Zero Dollar Laptop Project kicks off with clients of
St Mungo's charity for homeless people in London. We will be recycling
hardware, breaking Windows and installing Free and Open Source Software
to build media laptops and create music, graphics and video for
distribution over the Internet. Participants will leave the project with
street-smart technical knowledge and a wireless enabled media laptop,
classier than any shiny power-book.
The Zero Dollar Laptop is a recycled computer, running Free Open Source
Software (FOSS) that is fast and effective- now and long into the future.
- Do you have an old, unused laptop taking up space in your home or office?
- Like to see it returned to productive life?
- If YES, then please donate your old laptop.
DONATE YOUR LAPTOP!
First email us and tell us about it. ruth[dot]catlow[at]furtherfield[dot]org
In order to become a Zero Dollar Laptop your old laptop will need:-
- a working screen
- processor-a minumum 1GHz Pentium 3, Athlon, Celeron.
- 256 (but more ideally 512) ram
- wireless card would be helpful
- We can help you to work this stuff out if you are not sure.
If you live in London or Sheffield we can arrange a pick-up or drop-off
in January 2010.
If you don't live in London or Sheffield but would still like to donate
your laptop to the project please mail your laptop (well padded and with
all the peripherals you can spare) to:-
Zero Dollar Laptop Project,
HTTP Gallery, Furtherfield.org,
Arena Design Centre,
71 Ashfield Road,
London N4 1NY,
More About Zero Dollar Laptop
The Zero Dollar Laptop project is a programme of workshops, public
debates, exhibitions and networks of skills and media sharing for arts,
technology and the environment.
Inspired by the Zero Dollar Laptop Manifesto http://tinyurl.com/ypklas
developed in partnership with Access Space http://www.access-space.org/
with St Mungo's charity for the homeless http://www.mungos.org/
as part of Furtherfield.org Media Art Ecologies
supported by funding from the Transformation Fund
Artistic Team: Jake Harries and James Wallbank (Access Space) Ruth
Catlow, Marc Garrett and Olga Panades (furtherfield.org)
For more information contact Ruth Catlow -
Furtherfield - online media arts community, platforms for creating,
viewing, discussing and learning about experimental practices at the
intersections of art, technology and social change.
Furtherfield on Twitter - http://twitter.com/furtherfield
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