James (aka tallbastard) is the founder member of SPC, based at Deckspace media lab in Greenwich London. He works with local community networking, housing and activist initiatives, to share DIY skills, recycle technology, play with new ideas and investigate alternative strategies.
The workshops will introduce the Mazi toolkit, demonstrate it’s varied uses and work together with those at the three locations in Sao Paolo to customise a set of tools to use for media archiving, collaborative publishing and development of DIY networking solutions.
MAZI – DIY networking and offline publishing http://mazizone.eu
MAZI means “together” in Greek and the goal of MAZI is to identify useful technology and share knowledge that can empower community to shape hybrid urban spaces together, in response to local conditions.
It’s a combination of low-cost hardware and free/libre/open source software (FLOSS) with guides for building sustainable communication infrastructures and use of select tools for research and action.