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Fri, 15 Jun 2012 03:27:14 +0300
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Tutorial on Open Source Software for Entertainment (OSSE) 2012 takes place at IFIP International Conference on Entertainment Computing  Sept 26 Bremen, Germany.
Organizers:Letizia Jaccheri, NTNU, Norway Michail N. Giannakos, Old Dominion University, USA
Goal:In this tutorial, we explore open source software practices and tools that are suitable for a growingnumber of creators of interactive and playful systems. The introduction of open source tools such as Processing and Arduino has motivated a broader participation of technical and non-technical users in the creative production of interactive systems. Maker communities meet regularly and they share resources and knowledge for creative hacking, fun, and networking. In this context there are two main issues: on the one hand, software creation practices, based on collaboration and sharing, on the other hand, the respective end-user programming tools for artists, hobbyists or children. This tutorial presents a coherent overview of related work and our own experiences in the organization and running of maker workshops. It encompasses creative sessions whose final goal is to inspire the participants to experience open software practices and tools. This goal can divided into three subgoals: 1) Technical (Interactivity, multimedia) 2) Artistic (poetic message, playful, experimental) 3) Open (sharing, reuse and participation). As a side effect of the study, the participants will cooperate and get to know each other and learn examples of new media prototyping tools and sharing platforms. The tutorial proposes a set of initial research questions which will challenge the participants to explore the relationship between Open Source Software and Entertainment.
Registration are open at Early bird registration is possible until July 1, 2012. Participation in workshops and tutorials is included. 
If you want to participate to the tutorial send an email to: [log in to unmask] and [log in to unmask] not hesitate to ask questions.

Michail N. Giannakos, Ph.D.Richard T. Cheng Postdoctoral Fellow,Department of Computer ScienceOld Dominion [log in to unmask] 		 	   		   		 	   		  
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