Launch of of publication + presentation of publishing workflow. ‘Conversations’ is an extensive collection of conversations between developers and designers involved in the wider ecosystem of Libre Graphics. Its lengthy title, I think that conversations are the best, biggest thing that Free Software has to offer its user, is taken from an interview with Debian developer Asheesh Laroia. His remark points at the difference that Free Software can make when users are invited to consider, interrogate and discuss not only the technical details of software, but its concepts and histories as well. ‘Conversations’ is edited by Femke Snelting and Christoph Haag. The publication is published by Constant and produced collaboratively, using a custom Libre Graphics workflow developed by Christoph Haag.
Christoph Haag studied design at the Department of Hybrid Space/Academy of Media Arts Cologne. Approaching graphic design from the commandline and the commandline from a design perspective, he is currently extending usage into programming. Lives and works in Augsburg, Germany.
Femke Snelting is an artist and designer, developing projects at the intersection of design, feminism and free software. She is a core member of the Brussels based association for arts and media, Constant and co-initiated the design/research team Open Source Publishing (OSP) and the Libre Graphics Research Unit.