Ryan Merkley: Online video – annotated, remixed and popped

Ryan Merkley TED Talk

Remember the translate TED talks in Albanian project? Things are still moving on this front and more videos are being translated in Albanian. In combination with the activities of the promotion of Mozilla foundation in Albania we choose a talk from Ryan Merkley Chief Operating Officer at the Mozilla Foundation.  He, just like us here at Open Labs, is dedicated to making the web a more user-friendly place. Here is the video. Enjoy!

About the video: Videos on the web should work like the web itself: Dynamic, full of links, maps and information that can be edited and updated live, says Mozilla Foundation COO Ryan Merkley. On the TED stage he demos Popcorn Maker, a new web-based tool for easy video remixing.

LED Cube prezentation and workshop at Open Labs

LED cube at Open Labs

LED cube at Open Labs

A LED cube is like a LED screen, but it is special in that it has a third dimension, making it 3D. Think of it as many transparent low resolution displays.

Noel, the youngest active member of Open Labs and hid friends have created from scratch a led cube and will present it at Open Labs hackerspace. A workshop will follow for anyone that wants to create a similar or better LED cube. Here is a video of what it looks like.

Additional info
When: 16.02.2013 @ 15.00
Where: Open Labs hackerspace. Rruga Nikolla Lena 100, Tirana/Albania. For map click here

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The Pirate Bay – AFK Worldwide Premiere at Open Labs

TPB AFK premiere ne Open Labs

TPB AFK premiere ne Open Labs

TPB-AFK, the upcoming documentary about The Pirate Bay and its founders, has a release date. The film is premiering with a prominent spot at the prestigious Berlin Film Festival on February 8. At the same time The Pirate Bay AFK will also be released for free on the Internet., making it the first film ever to premiere both online and at an A-list festival.

Open Labs, and join forces and organise the projection of the movie at Open Labs hackespace along with all the other cities that are premiering and promoting the movie.

The Story: it’s the day before the trial starts. Fredrik packs a computer into a rusty old Volvo. Along with his Pirate Bay co-founders, he faces $13 million in damage claims to Hollywood in a copyright infringement case. Fredrik is on his way to install a new computer in the secret server hall. This is where the world’s largest file sharing site is hidden. When the hacker prodigy Gottfrid, the internet activist Peter and the network nerd Fredrik are found guilty, they are confronted with the reality of life offline – away from keyboard. But deep down in dark data centres, clandestine computers quietly continue to duplicate files.

Where: Open Labs (Rr. Nikolla Lena 100. Tirane, Albania)
When: 08.02.2013 @ 16.30
Address: Nikolla Llena, Nr. 100, Tirana, Albania

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Subtitles seminar at Open Labs

How to create subtitles seminar at Open Labs
Subtitles seminar at Open Labs

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published under Creative Commons license

 Get ready to learn how to create and edit subtitles in Albanian or any other language. Sokol Dollani a specialist in the subtitles creation and editing field will present in two sessions (two Saturdays starting from 2.02.2013) all the basics and the secrets you need to know about creating subtitles for your favorite videos.

Notes to keep in mind
– seats are limited to 25
– bring your laptop if you have any

Additional info
Date: 02.02.2013
Hour: 15.00
Where: Open Labs
Adress: Rr. Nikolla Lena 100 (afer Myslym Shyri), Tirane

backlinks: Google+

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Open Labs goes in Athens!



This time, a part of us is in Athens, @Hackerspace athens, discussing and promoting Open Labs there.

– presentation of Open Labs
– WeMakeIt presentation
– WeMakeIt auction

Date: 27.1.2013
Hour: 16.00

Where: Hackerspace Athens
Adress: Ambatielou 11, Athens (HSAP station Ag. Eleftherios)