war:scan

internationales weblog zum irak-konflikt, dem "krieg gegen terrorismus", etc.: fakten, meinungen, hintergr´┐Żnde
international blog on the conflict in iraq and "war on terrorism" and the like: facts, opinions, backgrounds

2008/03/31

www.streamtime.org

www.streamtime.org: "Streamtime is a project of Radio Reedflute in collaboration with Rastasoft, developed with artists and activists from Iraq and elsewhere. Initiated by Dutch journalist and media activist Jo van der Spek, Streamtime is a loose network of media activists dedicated to assist local media to get connected. Streamtime uses old and new media for the production of content and networks in the fields of media, arts, culture and activism in crisis areas, like Iraq.

Streamtime is first of all a gesture of solidarity: it may take the form of a campaign, a work of collaborative art, a current of unheard sounds, unspeakable words and unseen imaginations. Very concretely it is a handshake in cyberspace, a hanging garden for dialogue and cooperation, generated by a sense of solidarity, hospitality and a desire to communicate and relate. These are the leading principles. The flow of Streamtime is determined by shared needs, skills, knowledge and experiences of all involved. The design should be guided by openness, free publishing (copy left), easy access, low-to-no literacy and multi-linguality. Open source software will be preferred and stimulated. The Web is a powerful and accessible structure, but web content stays fragmented. Streamtime wants to research, indicate, point to amazing stories of people that, against all odds, are building a new Iraq. We want to help break the"

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