FOSS@MAGIC Talks - Mel Chua on Universe Hacking
Join RIT’s FOSS@MAGIC program for our February FOSS@MAGIC Talk as we welcome Mel Chua, Research Assistant Professor for RIT's National Technical Institute for the Deaf, who will be talking about Universe Hacking: How "The Open Way" Can Remake Our Realities. Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), hardware, and content development can be the grounds for impressive technical feats -- but they're also spaces where radical political, social, legal, psychological, and cultural shifts can begin to take hold. This talk explores the interplay of four levels of "universe hacking" via (re)telling stories from FOSS projects both large and small. What does Creative Commons have to do with terraforming? How is FOSS@MAGIC like a Biosphere? Mel Chua is a contagiously enthusiastic hacker, writer, and educator with over a decade of teaching and curriculum development experience and a track record of leadership in Free, remedy Libre, and Open Source Software (FLOSS) communities. She has both worked in and done research on FOSS communities, and will explain all this with plenty of cartoons and sci-fi analogies, so come and find out! Registration for the event is free but registering lets us know how much food to order. Register at: http://bit.ly/FOSSTalkMelChua Who: Open to the public (not just RIT Students) just be sure to RSVP.When: Wednesday, February 7th. 4:30pm-6pm.Where: RIT Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction, and Creativity (MAGIC). Building 87, Room 1600. Parking is available in "S" Lot, near crossroads dining hall.
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Open to the Public