[free-software-melb-announce] Dr Katherine Phelps on activism and free software in creative media, Thu 15 Oct

Ben Sturmfels ben at stumbles.id.au
Sun Oct 25 23:26:08 UTC 2015

Hi Folks,

We've just published the audio from Katherine's presentation:


Thanks very much to Katherine for spending the time with us. Thanks also
to Damien for organising the recording - as someone who wasn't able to
attend, I really appreciate being able to listen in.


On 11/10/15 23:00, Ben Sturmfels wrote:
> Hi Free Software Lovers,
> If the inspiring phone conversation I had last week with Katherine is
> anything to go by, this Thursday's meet-up should be one not to miss.
> Following a hugely successful Contributing to Free Software workshop in
> August and Software Freedom Day in September, this month we're back to
> our regular evening meet-up.
> Katherine will be telling us a little about how she uses free software
> programs in her comedy and theatre shows as well as her other writing
> and events. We'll hopefully also hear about her experience as social
> activist and gain some insights to be more effective activists
> ourselves.
> As always, we invite attendees to also join us for dinner at Classic
> Curry on Victoria Street after the organised part of the evening.
> Regards,
> Ben
> Event details
> -------------
> Thursday 15 October, 6-8pm (followed by dinner at nearby restaurant)
> VPAC Head Office Training Room
> Level 1, Building 91, 110 Victoria Street
> Map: http://osm.org/go/uG4HZ6JiV?m
> Running late or locked out? Call Scott on 0438 125 225.
> Dr Katherine Phelps is the author of Surf's Up: Internet Australian
> Style published by Reed Books and distributed by Random House. She
> taught storytelling for computer game design for seven years at both
> RMIT and Victoria University. She is a lifetime member of Electronic
> Frontiers Australia and has been using Linux since 1994.
> For the last five years Phelps has been producing comedy shows for both
> Melbourne Comedy Festival and Melbourne Fringe relying heavily on free
> software and share community resources. For the last three years she has
> been running events for UN International Day of Peace. Currently, she is
> founding a scholar owned cooperative university, where students,
> lecturers, and researchers share ownership of their institution. 

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