Review of the DIY Conference by Elizabeth Littlejohn

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Sessions and Plenaries Now Available Online!

Sessions and Plenaries from the DIY Citizenship Conference: Critical Making and Social Media, Nov 11-14 are now available online:

Nov 11 Opening Event: Henry Jenkins and Corynne McSherry, “Supporting the DIY Citizen”

DIY Citizenship Conference: Sessions held in CCF (all plenaries, and one panel during each concurrent session)

Nov 12:

Nov 13:

Nov 14:

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Twitter Archive:

Western Tech High School Student Videos and blogposts:

1. Hack space DIY conference

2. What is DIY citizenship to you?

3. Women’s representations online

blog Youth Journalists @DIY

videos & blog posts from the youth journalists

Hello conference goers! Below is a message from Professor Rhonda McEwen who organized the documentary efforts
of the High School students.

The videos they created (linked below) represent the 3 stories of the DIY Citizenship conference as told by students from the WTC high-school. These  stories will air in a special screening at the
TIFF Bell Lightbox on Friday 19th November from 12:30pm-1:45pm. The students will be there and we can have a question and answer period on their experiences.

We are very proud to share their work and congratulate them, the editors, Hungry Eyes,
their teacher Ian Esquivel, and Rhonda!

1. Hack space DIY conference

2. Women's representations online

3. What is DIY citizenship to you?

also visit the blog Youth Journalists @DIY

from Rhonda:

i witnessed grade 12 toronto students engaged and immersed in the project from the time we met them 7 weeks ago, and throughout the pre-conference workshop on filming led by Sudz Sutherland,and then most recently over the past two days at the conference.they were self-directed, thoughtful, critical, playful, and intellectually present.i enjoyed being a 'fly on the wall' as i conducted ethnographic research on youth participation as citizens in a conference that directed them to be DIY makers. i will be writing about the experience of doing this project and on the reflections of the students who participated.

Congratulations to all. Many thanks to Nick Pagee and the TIFF Bell Lightbox team, editors Jeff, Michelle, Emily, Roz and Iain, and a very special thanks to Hungry Eyes Film and Television. Most of all thanks to Ian Esquivel and the

students of Western Technical and Commercial. This experimental project was a roaring success.

Web Streams and archived sessions

We'll be organizing the video a little better after the conference, but for the time being the links below will take you to various video streams coming from the sessions.

Breakout sessions in 208, 108, and 023N:

Plenary sessions and breakout sessions happening in CCF:

Where we are!

Not too sure where to head this morning?

We will be kicking things off at the Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, which is in the southern wing of the Munk School of Global Affairs, towards the front of the building.

The Munk School of Global Affairs is located at 1, Devonshire Place. See maps here.

See you soon!

Conference webcast

Unable to join us in Toronto, yet still curious and interested in DIY Citizenship? We have some good news for you! We will be streaming the conference over the next few days. You can find our conference stream here:

You will be able to see the live stream as soon as we begin streaming. And don't forget to participate in the conversation by using the global  hashtag #DIY10 on Twitter, Facebook or Flickr!

Don't miss the Hack Space!

The Hack Space is a room showcasing all that is exciting in experimental and DIY production. It features a variety of works, the majority of which are physical and interactive explorations of the larger topics and themes discussed at the conference. From DIY artefact hacking to digitized teaching experiences, the Hack Space provides a space in which to discover the new and fascinating.

The Hack Space is located in the Art Lounge at the University of Toronto Art Centre - 15 King’s College Circle (next to Hart House and across Hoskin Ave. from the Munk Centre).

Open from noon to 5PM, on Friday and noon to 4PM, on Saturday. Not open Sunday.

Elements of a Networked Urbanism Lecture

Some of you may be interested in this lecture/walkshop touching on themes that will be explored during the conference. This event is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, a day before the official opening of the conference. Hope to see some of you there! You can find more information about this lecture/walkshop and buy tickets for this event here.

Elements of a Networked Urbanism Lecture (November 10, 2010, 5:45 pm to 7:30 pm)
Over the past several years, we’ve watched as a very wide variety of objects and surfaces familiar from everyday life have been reimagined as networked information-gathering, -processing, -storage, and -display resources. Why should cities be any different?

What happens to urban form and metropolitan experience under such circumstances? What are the implications for us, as designers, consumers and as citizens.

Join Urbanscale's Adam Greenfield as he explores the real-time, read/write city in fifteen key transitions.

Walkshop (November 11, 2010, 2:30pm to 5:00pm)
Systems/Layers is a half-day “walkshop,” held in two parts. The first portion of the activity is dedicated to a slow and considered walk, during which we'll be looking for appearances of the networked digital in the physical, and vice versa: apertures through which the things that happen in the real world drive the “network weather,” and contexts in which that weather affects what people see, confront and are able to do.

Visions of networked urbanism tend to live in what Paul Dourish and Genevieve Bell call a "proximate future," that just-over-the-horizon window of time that never actually seems to arrive. But how do networked services inform our choices and experiences in the real city that we actually inhabit at this moment? We're going to take a walk around a Toronto site and look for the appearances, manifestations and points of application where the affordances and constraints of networked informatics are already relevant to urban life.

About the Speakers
, co-founder of Do projects and founder and managing director of New York City-based urban systems design practice Urbanscale LLC, is the author of Everyware (2006) and the forthcoming The City Is Here For You To Use.

Nurri KIM, co-founder of Do projects, was born in Seoul, Korea; currently she lives and works in New York. She's interested in overlooked daily artifacts and conditions containing rich social or historical meanings. Her work has been exhibited at Insa Art Space in Seoul, the Conflux festival in New York City, the Media Arts Asia Pacific festival in Brisbane, Australia, and the ICANOF media art show in Hachinohe, Japan, among others.

Conference registration and wait list officially closed

Conference registration and wait list are now officially closed. However, you may still register for the free opening event. More information here.

Thank you for your interest and see you at the conference!

Registration for Opening Event Now Open

This event is free and open to the public.

Please register here.

"Supporting the DIY Citizen: social and legal challenges of online participatory politics and culture". A dialogue with Henry Jenkins and Corynne McSherry
Thursday, November 11, 5:30PM
Tanz Neuroscience Building, 6 Queen's Park Crescent, West (enter through the side door)

Please join us also for the KMDI @ DIY reception immediately following the event.
KMDI@DIY Reception
Thursday, November 11, 7PM
Atrium, Leslie L. Dan Pharmacy Building, 144 College Street West

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