<videovortex> Fwd: [Engagemedia-announce] Transmission Asia-Pacific - Call for Applications

Seth Keen sethkeen at internode.on.net
Tue Feb 26 23:44:25 CET 2008

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> From: EngageMedia <contact at engagemedia.org>
> Date: 27 February 2008 2:42:18 AM
> To: engagemedia-announce at lists.engagemedia.org
> Subject: [Engagemedia-announce] Transmission Asia-Pacific - Call  
> for Applications
> Transmission Asia-Pacific - Call for Applications
> EngageMedia and Ruangrupa would like to announce Transmission Asia-
> Pacific: a meeting of video activists and free software developers
> using online video distribution for social justice and media  
> democracy.
> Sukabumi, Indonesia, May 19-25, 2008.
> http://transmission.cc/txap
> Online video distribution is rapidly reshaping social change film
> making, huge opportunities now exist to distribute video work widely,
> independently and at minimal cost. The potential of online
> distribution to advance social justice, human rights, environmental
> and other causes is significant. With this in mind Transmission Asia-
> Pacific (TX-AP) aims to bring together free software web developers
> and video activists from throughout the region to share skills and
> forge collaborations.
> TX-AP will bring together 50 people for five days on the edge of the
> Gede Pangrango National Park near Sukabumi, 120km from Jakarta. TX-AP
> will be a space for video makers to learn about free and open source
> video tools and interface with the technologists developing them. For
> developers it will be an opportunity to share skills and share code
> in order to be more effective. The meeting will allow developers to
> better understand the needs of video makers and for video makers to
> understand and contribute to the processes of development. TX-AP is a
> meeting of peers where everyone brings something to contribute.
> The TX-AP meeting will link into the existing Transmission network.
> Transmission is a network of video activists, artists, researchers,
> programmers and web producers who are developing online video
> distribution tools for social justice and media democracy. The
> network aims to build the necessary tools, standards, documentation
> and social networks to make independent online distribution possible.
> http://transmission.cc
> The core aims of the meeting are to
> * build a regional network of online video web developers, online
> video projects and video makers who can work together into the future
> * develop the skills of video activists in the areas of encoding,
> online distribution, open formats and Free software.
> * develop and discuss new online video tactics in campaigning
> * increase the uptake and collaboration around shared FOSS online
> video distribution tools such as Content Management Systems
> * build upon existing Transmission projects such as translation
> tools, metadata standard, FOSS codecs, documentation etc. and their
> application in the region
> * ensure programmers leave with an enhanced understanding of online
> video development, understanding of video makers needs and the
> ability to run video distribution software
> Who should apply?
> We're looking for activist video makers, organisers and web-
> developers from the Asia-Pacific region. If you are a web developer
> you should have a keen interest in open source technologies, have
> some knowledge of software programming and preferably already be
> working with video. If you are a video maker you should already be
> accomplished in your field and have made several videos. We're
> looking for video makers and web developers who will take back the
> skills they learn to their communities and pass them on.
> How to Apply?
> To apply to attend you need to fill out the online form here which
> you can find here:
> http://www.transmission.cc/Asia_Pacific_Application_Form
> We particularly encourage women to apply.
> Please note that given the range of countries participants will be
> coming from English will be the main language used at the meeting. If
> you have any questions about the application form or the event you
> can contact the organisers here:
> http://www.engagemedia.org/contact-info
> Why isn't the meeting open?
> Due to funding and venue limitations we're not able to make the
> meeting open for anyone to attend. Apart from specific trainers and
> Transmission network project leads participants are restricted to the
> Asia-Pacific region. We are also committed to at least 1/3 of
> participants being women and that the meeting as a whole is
> representative of the region, ie that wealthier attendees from a
> couple of countries do not dominate the meeting.
> Costs and Scholarships
> There are a limited number of travel scholarships for people to
> attend. In the application form you should specify if you need a
> scholarship and why.
> There is also a small, scaled attendance fee to help cover costs such
> as food an accommodation. This is either $75, $50 or $25. This fee
> can be waived if an attendee or organisation is unable to afford it.
> All food, accomodation and local transport will be covered for all
> attendees.
> Transmission Asia-Pacific is supported by Hivos and the Open Society
> Institute.
> More info: http://transmission.cc/txap
> EngageMedia: http://engagemedia.org
> Ruangrupa: http://ruangrupa.org
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