FREE GEEK | CultureNet Friday Seminar Series
5 February 2010 | Cedar 148 at 1pm | All welcome
An adventurer, educator and co-founder of Vancouver’s
FREE GEEK Community Technology Centre, a computer re-use and ethical
recycling non-profit. The FREE GEEK model lashes technology to integrity
and interdependence, promoting ethical computer recycling, community
empowerment, and sustainable software.
With roots in remote northern Canadian communities, Ifny has since been
active on the global stage in diverse capacities. In Japan, she taught
experimental music and public relations; in Iran, she lectured on war
and photodocumented everyday life; in Lebanon, she taught photography
and solidarity computing.
Ifny Lachance - FreeGeek
Her uses of technology reveal a strong commitment to transparency,
accessibility and environmental accountability. Her creative
community-building approach has improved refugee protections in Japan,
increased access to technology for Iranian women, and sparked numerous
local projects and events in the Cascadian cycling community.
World renowned technologist and author Richard Stallman:
“Copyright vs. Community
in the Age of Computer Networks”
Friday, February 6, 7:30-10:00pm
Martime Labour Centre, 1880 Triumph Street (at Victoria) near the J.J. Bean.
Admission FREE or by donation – no one turned away for inability to pay. Live music by the Creaking Planks. Tea and coffee will be provided.
Come hear about the total liberation of cyberspace! There will be plenty of time for questions after the talk. This speech is designed to be accessible to everyone; the public is encouraged to attend!
The Year 1 CultureNet students are heading down to FreeGeek Vancouver on the afternoon of Friday, February 6th for a tour of the warehouse and an introduction to the thinking and ideas that inspired the formation of this local non-profit. Interested students will be encouraged to check out the nearby Stallman talk that same night. This event is sponsored by FreeGeek Vancouver, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver Hack Society, and the Vancouver Fair Copyright Coalition.
On Friday, February 1st – David Repa (FreeGeek coordinator) graciously played host to the CultureNet cohort as they checked out FreeGeek’s new digs down on Pandora Street and saw first hand just how amazingly the FreeGeek Vancouver organization has grown in little over a year! Congratulations to all involved.