Call for Session Proposals: Discovering Technology (DiscoTech) Lab

The Discovering Technology (DiscoTech) Lab is an intersection point between the diverse media and communications practices of the Allied Media Conference.

This space is devoted to hands-on, DIY, Do It Together, collaborative design, making and hacking, hardware and software workstations and skill-shares.

We are looking for activity-based sessions, ongoing projects, and workstations that:

  • are hands-on and have close ties to the media components of AMC’s Tracks, Practice Spaces, or Network Gatherings.
  • are flexible and can run concurrently with other stations in a shared space (we’ll work with you to organize this).
  • are accessible to all bodies, genders, and ages by creating a space that is inclusive and welcoming–inspired by the AMP Network principles.
  • effectively utilize the given time and context of the conference.
  • promote responsible use of community-driven technology that supports the health of our planet.
  • enrich our collective understanding of the role of technology in society.
  • demystify media and technology tools.

If your session is accepted, you will also be invited to contribute something awesome to the inaugural DiscoTech Lab Zine!

We strongly encourage women, people of color, elders, youth, queer and trans folks to submit proposals. This space is open to technologists and non-technologists alike.

The Lab is not a space for traditional conference panels or talking heads. This is a practice space for hands-on experimentation, popular education, exploration, and excitement!

Proposals are due March 8, 2013 at midnight.

You may post comments or questions for the organizers on the DiscoTech Lab discussion page on AMPtalk.

Submit your session proposal on AMPtalk »

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