Strategic use of the internet

New cultural commons between Korea and Australia
New cultural commons between Korea and Australia 30 June 2005 Andrew Garton

In collaboration with Art Center Nabi, Australian Embassy Seoul and APC member/partner, Jinbonet, c2o/Toy Satellite and Secession Records produce Synesthesia Urbania. http://toysatellite.org/syn-urbania/ Synesthesia Urbania is a collaborative audio/visual public performance integrating mobile devices, a multilingual multimedia online workspace (moblog), collective copyright licensing and a custom 3D performance engine – participants from Myoung-Dong (Seoul, Korea) and Smith Street (Me...

In Peru, a venture on the Net helps sow a better crop
In Peru, a venture on the Net helps sow a better crop 23 June 2005 CEPES

The Agrarian Information System (known as SIA, from its initials in Spanish) helps to technically solve problems in the collection and digitalization of ‘statements of intent’ to sow in the Huaral Valley. Huaral borders the region of Peru’s national capital of Lima, and is situated just north of the department of Lima. APC member, the Centro Peruano de Estudios Sociales (CEPES, or Peruvian Center for Social Studies), worked on this project for agricultural information via ...

Training the trainers, Nodo TAU seeks to surf over Argentinian challenge
Training the trainers, Nodo TAU seeks to surf over Argentinian challenge 19 May 2005 APCNews

When residents of part of the city of Rosario voted, unusually, for an ICT project, Nodo TAU shouldered the task. Apart from a seven-train-a-thousand approach, what’s also interesting is this project was launched at the promptings of a citizen-voted ‘participative budget’. "Based on our previous experience in ‘popular education’, the city asked Nodo TAU to train...

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) adopts digital content-sharing
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) adopts digital content-sharing 29 January 2005 Marcelo Medeiros, RITS

The British BBC, one of the world’s major communications networks, recently decided to digitalise its gigantic archive. A campaign was launched on the internet and within the company for this format to be freely available to the public, and for its use to be authorised. Christian Ahlert, a professor from the Oxford Internet Institute, was one of the supporters of this cause. He managed t...

Tell me more about RSS
Tell me more about RSS 30 November 2004 APCNews

Using RSS technology, it’s now possible to get news headlines from APC and APC member websites direct to your desktop. News feeds available cover a rich variety of civil society concerns –from the environment in Bulgaria, to human rights in Spain, to peace campaigning in the USA, to monitoring aid agencies in Australia. Find out more about the news feeds available at http://www.apc.or...

Cooperation improves information-sharing in Peru’s rural communities
Cooperation improves information-sharing in Peru’s rural communities 29 November 2004 APCNews

Together with a collective of twenty organisations and networks working to protect Peru’s wildlife and flora, the Peruvian Center for Social Studies (CEPES) developed the Peruvian Environmental Portal. The portal systematises information to really take advantage of the information available and improve dissemination. More than 200 organisations, working in eight remote valley regions, hav...

Youth network in Colombian capital puts young people in touch with their communities
Youth network in Colombian capital puts young people in touch with their communities 30 September 2004 Colnodo

The Youth Communication and Information Network (RIJ) is a young people’s communication and information network that operates in three Bogotá neighbourhoods (Bosa, Suba and San Cristobal). It is the result of a project implemented by COLNODO in alliance with the Fundación Teatral Kerigma (Kerigma Theatrical Foundation) and the AVP Foundation under the auspices of the Programa Presidencial...

Local communities in Australia relive history and organise online
Local communities in Australia relive history and organise online 30 August 2004 c2o

APC member c2o and Toy Satellite are very proud to announce the entire rebuild of the Rowville-Lysterfield History Project (RLHP). RLHP is an archive of photos and stories told by the eldest members of the Rowville-Lysterfield community (Victoria, Australia) of their memories of the oldest people they remember when they were children. It is a rich telling of anecdotal histories that would ot...

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