Next Hack The Media session will be: The solar vagabond

Move your office to a beach or mountain-top far away from the power lines and keep connected

When: Friday 17th February 6.30pm (free)

Where: London Hackspace 

Hamish has been testing and working with solar tech for years and will do a presentation of his new toys. He'll also give advice on which gear to buy/not buy for your laptop / mobile. Feel free to bring your own gear! 

This video above shows you how to connect your laptop, camcorder or digital camera to a folding solar panel. Free energy from the sun so you can work anywhere. 

Report on the 1st Post-Mozilla Festival Meet-up at Hackspace

The plan was to build on the energy and projects started at the Mozilla Festival and for participants to show what they've done or get involved in exciting projects. We created together a list of that the media makers need.

During our meet-up we had great chats and presentations: 

- Peter Ross from Flattr described how the micro-donations system works.

- SamTheTechie showed us on the screen how the anti-kettling mobile app Sukey works and what are the next planned updates.

Other presentations by Morris on Hypnosis experiences and Valeria on the Femme Fatale event.

As for "building on the momentum" we already have one meet-up schedule next Monday 21th Nov at 6.30pm at Hackspace on the open source software Webcam Studio.

More info on these talks: Flattr  Sukey   Webcam Studio 

Join the community, get informed: follow @hackthemedia on Twitter.

Check out our videos and interviews from the mozilla festival

 

Future workshops

* Video/conversation embedding widgets.
* Geek film screening, what makes a good geek film?
* Repairing/fixing video equipment.
* Opensource video editing tools.
* What are the best toys/tools? The world of spy gadgets, remote controlled helicopter camera drones, pen cameras etc. with an overview of the legal issues.
* The solar vagabond. Move your office to a beach or mountain-top far away from the power lines and keep connected.
* Starsuckers and hacking the mainstream, spoofing and sleight of hand and other black/white hat mainstream media spoofing techniques.
 
Also participate to the discussion on the Hackspace mailing list and leave your comments and suggestions!
 

What is HackTheMedia?

A series of free workshops on DIY media at London Hackspace in Shoreditch. Everybody can suggest, host or attend a session.

Location: London Hackspace - Unit 24 - 37 Cremer Street, E2 8HD - 2nd floor (directions)