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Gijs Gieskes at OFFF

CDM has an interesting discussion about technology and the democratic nature of cheap and easily available tech tools.  Also a good look at another super Gijs Gieskes performance.

What does it mean to truly democratize technology? When is DIY more than just the creation of an object? That’s the question asked by our friend Julià Carboneras, who curated the new Nerdeferences feature of the OFFF digital design conference in Portugal last week. DIY is more than just cool devices, argues Julià: it’s social hacking, too. He brought together myself, founder Eric Wilhelm, and musical inventor and artist Gijs Gieskes (who stole the show, showing some creations live onstage). But there was a bigger picture, too, that I wanted to share.

via Create Digital Music » Democratizing Creative Tech: Julià Carboneras, OFFF English + Espanol.

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