Hi RIT FOSS folks!
Join us on September 24th at 5:30pm in the Simone Center for Student
Innovation for "Universe hacking: How the open source way can remake our
realities" with Mel Chua!
Register for free on Eventbrite:
== Logistics ==
This event is free. Pizza and other consumables will be provided. Please
RSVP (link above) so we know how much to buy.
* Who: Open to the public (not just RIT Students) just be sure to RSVP.
* When: Monday, September 24th, 2018. 5:30pm-7pm.
* Where: The Simone Center for Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Building 87, Room 1600.
Parking is available in "S" Lot, near Crossroads dining hall.
== Universe hacking ==
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 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!
== About Mel ==
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. Mel is a Research Assistant Professor at
the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, teaches electrical
engineering, and does research on open source and engineering curricular
Justin W. Flory