MAKERS' SPACE: SUPERGLUE - CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
SUPERGLUE: RESHAPING THE WEB?
Call for critical evaluators, open source developers, web users and futurists to trial, test and experience a new system for creating and hosting websites.
EVENT: Saturday 24 May, 13:00-17:00
Want to participate? Please send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with a short bio! Participation is free.
See SUPERGLUE: RESHAPING THE WEB? for more info about the event
Web 2.0 promised that everyone could become a free and creative media publisher, but had exactly the opposite result. Today, most people's web content is locked into the proprietary services of only a handful of Internet social media giants. Individual freedom of expression fits perfectly in a consumerist environment of templates and themes. Privacy is not an issue because “we have nothing to hide”. And cloud computing refers to everything except the clouds of CO2, that are being emitted by datacenters all over the world.
Superglue is the successor of Hotglue (http://hotglue.me), a tool to intuitively create your own website that is being used by thousands of users. Superglue not only allows Internet users to simply and cheaply design websites, but also run a energy saving micro Web-server and bring personal data back to your home and thus truly own it again.
In this workshop, you will join the Superglue development team, Danja Vasiliev, Michael Zeder and Joscha Jäger for a four-hour exploration and alpha testing. Evaluate Superglue and provide your feedback on the design and functionality. Learn how to build Superglue websites and find out how to get involved in the project.
Participants will receive a Superglue router and the downloadlinks to the Superglue plugin, that enables you to edit your webpage directly in the browser, and the firmware, that turns your Superglue router into a personal webserver.
Superglue is “hosted” by WORM (http://worm.org) together with the Libre Graphics Research Unit (http://lgru.net) and supported by Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie (http://www.stimuleringsfonds.nl/) and the European Union (http://europa.eu/).