Creating online collaborative work-spaces for people from social, artistic and cultural practice. [www.think-tank.nl]
Location: Public Space With A Roof Is a non-profit, artist-run project space located in the old Film Academy, OT301 – Overtoom 301, 1054 HW Amsterdam – The Netherlands
The Thinktank is a proposal for a groupware, an online collaborative environment, which offers practitioners from the artistic, social and political field online spaces for group work. During its research phase the Thinktank invites artists, architects, designers, programmers and people from the social and cultural field to envision with us what this working environment should consist of.
As part of this research we’re aiming to further our insights into modes, dynamics and values at play in collaborative work, investigating how they can be facilitated by virtual structures. Thinktank 0.1 has now opened its office in Public Space With A Roof, an artist-run space in Amsterdam. Between Sunday the 19th and Sunday the 26th of February we are inviting participants to join conversations around specific aspects of (online) collaboration in the project space and via a virtual communication platform. Throughout this week we will publish regular newsletters.
Please join us through the platform www.think-tank.nl and in the project space Public Space With A Roof.
a groupware research and development project
Inga Zimprich, project lead
Elske Rosenfeld, research coordination
Advisors: Jeanne van Heeswijk, Jouke Kleerebezem
Workshops at Public Space With A Roof, Amsterdam during February 2006
The communication platform is developed by Ingrid Stoijnic & Bert Balcaen
Publication design by Selina Bütler, Paul Gangloff and Matthias Kreuzer
The research will be published in March 2006 in a POD – printing on demand
model, inspired by www.metamute.com magazine for culture and politics after the net.
Thinktank is supported by Jan van Eyck Academie
Thinktank is guest of Het Blauwe Huis, a residency for the mind
Thinktank collaborates with Knosos, a software development project run at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels and Hoogeschool Mechelen, BE
The groupware Thinktank will be based on www.drupal.org
Public Space With A Roof is kindly supported by Mondriaan Foundation.