Libre Graphics Research Unit

The Libre Graphics Research Unit was a traveling lab where new ideas for creative tools are developed. Its diverse activities range from the practical to the theoretical via writing, research meetings, experimental prototyping, conferences and workshops. The Research Unit was an initiative of four European media-labs actively engaged in Free/Libre and Open Source Software and Free Culture. This cross-disciplinary project involved artists, designers and programmers and was developed in dialogue with the Libre Graphics community.

The Libre Graphics Research Unit asked: What future practices can we imagine, and which tools can make them happen?


Related events

Books with an attitude

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Research meeting: Abstracting craft

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