[OLPC-Philippines] Saturday OLPC/Sugar/eKindling NYC Fest in the Sun! (10am - 5pm, June 12)

Ryan Onell Letada rletada at ekindling.org
Fri Jun 11 22:55:23 EDT 2010

Hi Folks!

If you are in the NYC area, come join eKindling and One Laptop Per Child at
the eKindling event. Good times in the sun! eKindling team (Ryan and Mafe)
will be there, so if you come, make sure to say hi. We would love to meet

The information is below. FIGMENT is an explosion of creative energy. It's a
free, annual celebration of participatory art and culture where everything
is possible. For one weekend each summer, it transforms Governors Island
into a large-scale collaborative artwork...and then it's gone.

Cheers all,


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Holt <holt at laptop.org>
Date: Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 10:14 AM
Subject: [OLPC-NYC] Saturday OLPC/Sugar NYC Fest in the Sun! (10am - 5pm,
June 12)
To: olpc-nyc at lists.laptop.org, Support Gangsters <support-gang at laptop.org>,
olpc_boston at lists.laptop.org, IAEP <iaep at lists.sugarlabs.org>, "
grassroots at lists.laptop.org" <grassroots at lists.laptop.org>

 "FIGMENT is an explosion of creative energy. It’s a free, annual
of pARTicipatory art and culture where everything is possible. For one
weekend each summer, it transforms Governors Island into a large-scale
collaborative artwork… and then it’s gone."

Come take the free ferry to NY City's beautiful Governor's Island, just
off the southern tip of Manhattan, and find our OLPC/Sugar volunteer
crew in "NOLAN PARK" :

Directions to the free ferries -- many of us will be taking the 10AM
Saturday (June 12) ferry from Lower Manhattan here:

Best of all, the weather has cleared up completely morning & early
afternoon too, for our New-Solar-Panel demo with our 10+ XOs and XO-1.5s:

"One Laptop per Child (OLPC NYC) invites you to create your own art and
music with digital paintbrushes and music makers on our rugged green
and communicate wirelessly and live with other kids, using solar-power!
Build a colorful photo-tapestry together with other kids around the world,
or work on a piece together with your new friends at FIGMENT.
Our software empowers kids to take control of their own imaginations,
and just Begin Creating. We spark young minds across Asia, Africa,
Latin America and North American schools making it possible for kids to
collaborate freely across continents. Seize your tools!"

Hope to see you there, helping to make the above art-will-set-you-free
vision a reality -- look for us in "NOLAN PARK" (eastern park of the
island) where we'd love you to help Marife Mago organizing and
presenting Sugar activities -- for what is very likely to be thousands
of visitors :)
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Ryan Letada
Executive Director (Chief Builder)
www.twitter.com/ekindling | www.ekindling.org

" A mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a flame to be kindled" - Plutarch
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