In Progress: Social change and globalization of work

The Technical Museum in Vienna, Austria, are now showing an impressive collection of artefacts and display of information under the headline “IN ARBEIT” (“IN PROGRESS”). The 800 square meters large venue opened up for the public in late October this year, and will be running for around two years.

It aims to show different aspects of technical developments, economic conditions, social change and “the effects of increasing mobility and globalization of work”. ICT4D.at are represented here too, with a selected edit of our documentary Hello Africa from 2009.

Go have a look: In Arbeit, Die Ausstellung zur Dynamik des Arbeitslebens, Technisches Museum Wien.

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In Progress: Social change and globalization of work
was published on 06.12.2011 by Anders Bolin. It files under eastern and central europe, global
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Hello Africa goes to Barcelona this weekend

We are very pleased to announce that our documentary received an invitation to be showed at the NOW festival in  Barcelona, at the CCCB (Centre de Cultura e Contemporània de Barcelona).

The festival is going on between 26-27/3, and Hello Africa is to be screened on Saturday 27 March, 19:00 in the main foyer, listed under the New Activism category.

The festival describes itself like this:

NOW is a reflection on the present based on the scientific, technological, artistic, social and spiritual transformations that are taking place at the start of the 21st century. It is a process of research, creation and dissemination that aims to bring together different local and international agents involved in the actions that are promoting a change of paradigm in the information and knowledge society and in globalised cultures.

If you want to follow the event on Twitter, the hashtag is #now10. There is also a live streaming of the ongoing events on their webpage.

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Hello Africa goes to Barcelona this weekend
was published on 25.03.2010 by Anders Bolin. It files under global
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Hello Africa festival screening in Wales

Our documentary Hello Africa continues to tour the world. Previously shown in Accra, Ghana, at the Maker Faire Africa event, 14-16 of August (Which we attended and covered in detail here) , and just recently we were honoured to be invited and have it screened at a festival event called May You Live in Interesting Times, in Cardiff, Wales, 22-24 of October. This was a three-day festival “that celebrates the latest intriguing uses of everyday technology and social innovation, enabled through shared ideas”, and the film was screened daily on their festival hub. Here’s a brief description of the core idea behind the festival:

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“With technology now firmly placed in the everyday we have put together a festival programme that explores how participation is increasingly the driving force behind much digital content. Mass-technology has enabled individuals and communities to become connected and share information.”

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Unfortunately we had no possibility to attend this great event ourselves, but according to Carolina Vasquez who is a festival coordinator there, the movie was highly appreciated by the audience and a “great success”. Check out the screening program here, and the Hello Africa entry here.

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Hello Africa festival screening in Wales
was published on 03.11.2009 by Anders Bolin. It files under eastern and central europe
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Hello Africa: to be continued.

Since the grand opening of our documentary at the Schikaneder Kino in Vienna, we have been busy distributing it through different channels. Several cinema screenings are already planned, and we’re promoting it to film festivals around the world. Confirmed screenings and dates will be published on our Hello Africa Wiki page.

The movie is released under a Creative Commons license, so it is available for anybody to watch and distribute for free. There is a online version up on Vimeo (488 views as of today), from there you can either stream it online, or download as a .mp4 file if you scroll down the page. Another option is to download a high-quality version on Mininova (705 downloads so far), where it’s featured as a high-speed torrent. This is a .ISO DVD file, 1.56 GB in size, which can be burned directly onto a DVD, or played within a media player of choice. Just grab the torrent file and download it with your favourite torrent client.

Since last week we also began to publish informational video snippets out of the movie, on our YouTube account. The video clips are putting the different uses of mobile phones into context and explaining some of the buzzwords as seen in the movie. We also have a lot of interesting clips that didn’t make it into the final edit, they will all be shown here, so keep an eye open.

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was published on 25.05.2009 by Anders Bolin. It files under east africa, sub saharan africa
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Soon to a theatre near you:

The documentary project about the emerging use of mobile phones in Africa, which we recorded in Zanzibar last fall, has now got an official premiere date. It will be screened at the fine old (100 yrs) cinema of Schikaneder in Vienna, the 8th of May, 19:30.

But this is actually just the kick-off of a world tour; we will also show the movie in Kampala/Uganda with the help of Jon Gosier and in Nairobi/Kenya with help of Ugo Vallauri. Also Florian Sturm will organize a screening in Ghana when he is teaching there this summer. We are as well working hard on getting it showed at the international film festival in Stone Town, Zanzibar, ZIFF.

So here’s a finished segment out of the video I just finished editing, buckle your belts & enjoy the ride.

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Soon to a theatre near you:
was published on 13.04.2009 by Anders Bolin. It files under east africa, global
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