Libre Graphics Meeting 2014 Leipzig April 2-5 Thu, 08 May 2014 12:42:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 See you in Toronto in 2015! Thu, 08 May 2014 12:05:09 +0000 The next location for the Libre Graphics Meeting will be Toronto, Canada. In 2016, LGM is welcome in London, UK (dates to be confirmed).
So, we hope to see many of you in Toronto at the end of April 2015.

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Goodbye Leipzig! Tue, 15 Apr 2014 06:54:41 +0000 lgm2014-group1-1200

LGM 2014 group photo by Rolf Steinort

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Photowalk details Mon, 31 Mar 2014 06:36:41 +0000 The photowalk held by Patrick David is on Tuesday, April 1.  We will start at 09:30 and will finish at 13:30 so that some of the participants will be able to attend the tour at the Printing Arts Museum.

We will meet everyone in front of the Paulinum:–?m=

The plan is to be walking up through St. Nicholas Church, and then over to see J.S. Bach and the market.  From there it would be nice to visit the Musikviertel (time permitting).

All of this is subject to change if there is something shiny that catches our attention, of course!

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Movie Night Details! Sun, 30 Mar 2014 18:23:18 +0000 The details for the Movie Night have been set!

Come join us on Wednesday, April 2nd from 8-10pm as we screen multiple short films including some that were made with Blender!

We will be screening these films at Passage Kinos in the WINTERGARTEN theater (approx. 650m from the University).


Passage Kinos Betriebs GmbH
Hainstraße 19a
04109 Leipzig

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Last Day for Pre/Post Activities Signup! Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:47:56 +0000 Today is the last day to sign up for the Pre/Post activities we have planned for this year!

On Tuesday, April 1st we have a photowalk around the city (estimated start time 10:00am in front of the Paulinum – finishing at 1:30pm) as well as a visit to the Museum of Printing Arts for a tour and possible workshop!

On Sunday, April 6th there is a visit to the Panometer!

Head on over to the Pre/Post registration page to register for these events (it helps us to plan correctly):

Register for Pre/Post Activities

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Ocean Blue Sun, 23 Mar 2014 22:00:35 +0000 shirt

Less than two weeks before LGM2014 starts … and waiting for your are 250 high-quality ocean blue T-shirts in the size of your choice. Only 10 euros!

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LGM2014 program in epub format Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:34:06 +0000 For those who prefer to browse the extensive program for this year’s meeting on their e-reader: download the epub version here lgm2014.epub.
(Thank you Gregory Pittman!)

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Call for slides: State of Libre Graphics Wed, 05 Mar 2014 18:18:51 +0000 The first presentation event in this years LGM program is ‘state of Libre Graphics’ A common update for many of the projects across our Libre Graphics community. This frees up room in the schedule for deeper topics or fresh projects; while still giving us a chance to know what has been going on in various ongoing libre graphics related efforts; not only software projects, but also our various curation, publication and umbrella projects.

More info:

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Program published Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:04:23 +0000 Four days of workshops, meetings, coding, talks and presentations on Libre Graphics software and creative use: check out the LGM2014 Program!

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Fashion Design Freedom – Valentina Thu, 30 Jan 2014 17:30:40 +0000 While freedom in digital graphic design is a primary topic at Libre Graphics Meeting, applications outside the digital world are also fascinating to see! So there will be an opportunity to hear about (and hack with) the fashion pattern design tool Valentina this year.

Susan Spencer Conklin first brought up the topic of free software for fashion design at Libre Graphics Meeting 2010 in Brussels and a year later in Montreal she demonstrated her own software made as part of the Tau Meta Tau Physica project. She programmed the project in Python and implemented the results visually into Inkscape through extensions to be able to output the patterns.

Valentina Pattern Example

However, there are often many paths to a solution, and it wasn’t long before another option became available.

Roman Telezhinsky started working on his own pattern design tool called Valentina as he was studying in a college. Valentina will be introduced at this years Libre Graphics Meeting to the audience and because its still in an early stage, there will be a special hackfest for working on it!

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