A key research theme in 2011-12 at m-cult deals with bringing video to the landscape of open publishing by developing free media archives, and collaborative remix practices.
The research and experimentation project is based on artistic and open source practices, and informed by the use of metadata and open content models to enable collaborative production.
In the animation workshop, we experiment with children and open tools for creating 2D animations. The workshop introduces a variety of techniques - cut out, stop motion and motion tracking - and uses objects and drawings as materials for small animations.
Open media workshops have been developed at m-cult to support new, web-based production and distribution practices.
The Finnish localisation of FLOSS Manuals, international network to create manuals on free/open source software.
City reporters is a workshop/production format aimed at the creation of small neighbourhood documentaries on local issues and places, histories and persons. The series kicked off in 2009 with two first citizen reporter workshops.
FLOSS Manuals is an international network to produce documentation on free, open source software.
avoin koodi (open code) is a tabloid-format publication on FLOSS and open source culture. The 16-page publication was distributed with the July/August 2010 issue of Voima newspaper.
Medios is a project which develops participatory and social media tools. Medios partners are Metropolia polytechnic, Helsinki city theatre and m-cult, and the project is funded by the European Social Fund in 2009-2011. In the project, m-cult realizes FLOSS Manuals Finland, wiki repository for free open, source manuals.