Over 5000 members of the public attended a Saturday Family Fun Day in Edinburgh, UK, as part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival in April 2018. The MAZI project was there to show off examples of Do-It-Yourself networking, including interactive HTML games and activities built by Edinburgh Napier University students. The day was extremely busy, […]

Andreas Unteidig, Berlin University of the Arts, gave a talk at the Swiss Design Network Research Summit in March 2018. This talk reflected on a collaborative design process within MAZI, an interdisciplinary and EU-funded research project, oscillating between entities such as design, activism, and technology. This process was contextualised in a broader perspective about roles designers […]

MAZI Hackathon at DataFest18, Edinburgh, UK. Monday March 19th 2018. Program Or Be Programmed: The implications of small data, local context and “Do-It-Yourself” technologies. The Hackathon event saw participants take part in hands-on practical activities and learn about current case studies, including examples from the MAZI project from Deptford, Berlin, Zurich and Greece.     […]

Panayotis Antoniadis of the MAZI project gave a talk at a major event for software developers to meet, share ideas and collaborate in February 2018. Every year, thousands of developers of free and open source software from all over the world gather at the FOSDEM event in Brussels. Talk details: Urban places as nodes of a […]

Patterns Workshop with Doug Schuler We were lucky to have MAZI Advisory Board member Doug Schuler pass by The Open University last week, and he kindly agreed to run a workshop introducing his ‘Liberating Voices’ Patterns language and engagment tool. Video of event Doug has long been interested in how communities can work together to overcome […]

Conceptualizing and Designing with Liberating Voices Patterns Friday 02/02/ 2018, 10.30 – 12.30 AM Open University, Milton Keynes MK12 5AE KMI Podium This workshop will introduce you to a method for engaging community partners (academics, activists, local people) in discussion, to help identify ways of working together to solve a community challenge, develop concepts, and […]

The MAZI project participated in the 4th INSCI Conference with an exhibition booth, in Thessaloniki, Greece, in 22-24 November 2017. The international conference on Internet Science focuses on the contribution and role of Internet science on the current and future multidisciplinary understanding of societies transformations, governance shifts and innovation quests. Its main objective is to allow […]

Panayotis Antoniadis was a speaker at a session at IGF 2017: Shape Your Digital Future!  in December 2017 Open Source: Defending Freedoms in the Digital Future Content of the Session: In the last two decades, the Internet–and digital technologies in general–were perceived to be the “great liberator” that would protect individual rights, preserve democracy, promote free […]

Taken from the spc.org blog: This week YT returned from a trip to Sao Paulo, Brazil with staff from CSM 3D, which included a concussion of visits to suburban favelas, occupied houses and the downtown city centre over eight days. The density of this experience may take a while settle into malleable form for further […]

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