[-empyre-] Fwd: Fatima Lasay has forwarded a page to you from Korakora - Proyekto

Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2006 03:09:27 +0800
To: empyre@lists.cofa.unsw.edu.au
From: Fatima Lasay <digiteer@ispx.com.ph>
Subject: Fwd: Fatima Lasay has forwarded a page to you from Korakora - Proyekto


I'm think this did not make it to the list. I will forward it.

To: empyre@lists.cofa.unsw.edu.au
Subject: Fatima Lasay has forwarded a page to you from Korakora - Proyekto
From: digiteer@ispx.com.ph
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2006 03:02:37 +0800

Fatima Lasay (digiteer@ispx.com.ph) thought you would like to see this page from the Korakora - Proyekto web site.

Message from Sender:

Hi Christina, and colleagues o the list, Unfortunately, I was not at PRNMS/ISEA06 so I cannot really say much about the event itself, although I was chair of the Educ WG (then consisting of Danny Butt (NZ), Roberto Verzola (Ph), Chu Chuyuan (Malaysia/Myanmar) and Eugenio Tisselli (Mx). We worked together have been able to meet on several ocassions prior to PRNMS (I have met Eugenio, 2004 in Aarhus, Chuchuyuan in Myanmar, 2004, and in 2005 Danny Butt, Roberto Verzola and myself met in Amsterdam). Eugenio programmed the system for Catalan artist Antoni Abad's xexe.net, and I was able to meet Antoni here in Manila where he stayed for the project with Manila call centers. Chuyuan is now busy organizing forum in Korea on Asian residency programs and we communicate very little only by email. But work continues. Danny heads PRNMS Place, Ground, Practice WG and he co-organized a very successful meeting Cultural Futures in Auckland where I was able to participate and have a feel for the conditions there only even for very short time. Roberto is very busy with a mobile/SMS program for clean and honest elections and we have met recently, tested his program and he is continuing research and work on improving the system. Now I try to help with F/OSS advocates here in the Philippines, especially with proposed National Strategic ICT Roadmap 2006-2010. While our work in the old WG continues, it was impossible to pursue through PRNMS in San Jose as prospects of my going to US became more difficult (for various reasons). Working together beyond PRNMS/ISEA is our thrust, as is what has been happening. Discussing experiences, failures and successes in our individual efforts is especially important because it gives insights on problems not yet enountered, or gives new perspectives to old problems not yet solved. Below is message I sent to PRNMS shortly before the event, Roger Malina was kind enough to ask committees discuss to see how each working group would like to respond. I will send other previous post shortly. Regards, Fatima

An open letter to PRNMS/ISEA06
by admin

Dear colleagues,

While it is unfortunate that I cannot be with you in San Jose, I would like to put forward a request for your solidarity.

Recent years have seen an extraordinary number of extra-judicial killings in the Philippines. Reports indicate that approximately 290 persons have been killed since 2004: peasants, workers, church people, journalists, lawyers, activists, over 70 of them are women. According to the Asian Human Rights Commission, these killings are preventable, "but will only stop if the local and international community publicly condemn and pressure the government of the Philippines into taking action."

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Korakora -Projects Integrating Knowledge, Language and Body in developing projects for culture, art and technologies

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