Archive for May, 2006

nerd files in ascii

i am nerd, i am proud!

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N3RD F1L3S webradio program from Barcelona in Amsterdam – ASCII-HACKLAB! watch out for it!tonight special: interview with RayLab and osmotic technologies tuesday May 30 h.19.23
play with videolan whats **** ***** ? chat: #nerdfiles #cheque come and interact!

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some free codec-software streaming lab is going around at chequepoint.
You can view it with videolan, mplayer, xine, pure data and more!Here’s the command we run from the linux box:

ffmpeg2theora --optimize --v4l /dev/video0 --inputfps 5 -x 320
-y 240 -v 4 -a 0 /dev/mixer -o /dev/stdout - | oggfwd 8000 password /chequepoint.ogg

once upon a time there was a building

currently many connections go from chequepoint across the channel to arrive to plymouth….

to the cybrid, a building sending messages in a bottle waiting on the internet for other people to see it, showing itself with a marvellous open source attitude difficult to find in a building.

info about the building status and visualizations can be found at

bott up sequence arch-os

abbadingo streamer in residence

Cheque Point Change is proud to announce the second ‘Developer in Residence Project’ (d.r.0.p.) starting on May 21th. The selected work in progress is a speculative research on webcam streams and representation of time on line. The focus is on delay and data travel, researching the illusion of gap, loss of fragments of time, transformation of substances within the digital domain. The interaction is starting during the mutual/mutant passage of digital into analog and analog into digital. The actor/actuator is duplicated by mitosi.
d.r.0.p. #2 is a collaboration between acracia and xname!

always nerds and proud again!

basic video editing workshop

open source simple video editing voor vrouwen and pressured mensen.

avidemux – kino – gimp – mencoder – motion

monday 22nd May
15:00 – 20:00

ascii hacklab
Javastraat 38hs
amsterdam oost


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Cheque Point Change is proud to announce the first ‘Developer in Residence Project’ (d.r.0.p.) starting on May 18th. The selected work in progress is ‘Hive Networks’ by Raylab!Raylab is an exciting group including an anaesthetist, architect, optical engineer and thermonuclear scientist. They collaborate using live video, film, moving image, graphics, lasers, electronics, optics, computers, sensors and micro controllers with the aim to integrate the fields of electronics and new media as well as architecture, and computing. Simply put they hope to create new environments, interactive installations, devices and live performances.Raylab is primarily based in London but have lived and worked in Amsterdam in the past, so the stay at Chequepoint will be a return to familiar streets. Their work has also taken them to Germany and Russia, with recent collaborations with and Raylabs experience in the area of laser projections has resulted in frequent collaborations with artists such as Jamie Reid among others.
During the Chequepoint residency Raylab will be taking the Hive Networks project further. Hive networks have been described as combining the virtues of free software, free networks and open hardware to generate a framework for virtually any type of networked media application.
“imagine swarms of intelligent network devices which all collaborate and facilitate media applications such as audio and video streaming and create clouds of free bandwidth using ad-hoc networking protocols”
For further details see the Raylab project at, or for the specifics of the selected work in progress during this d.r.0.p. or keep looking at the Chequepoint website for live updates