Introduction to Libre Graphics (by autonomous tech fetish)

April 11 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Whether you are new to image editing software or want to make the transition to non-commercial tools, this session will give you what you need to get started.

Libre Graphics programs are free software tools built by and for communities of artists and designers. They can be used for designing leaflets and booklets, editing photos, image creation and much more besides. They include free to use, non-propriety alternatives to commonly used (but expensive!) software such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

This hands-on workshop will give you a practical introduction to the basics of graphic design and some core Libre Graphics tools, such as GIMP (image editing), Scribus (desktop publishing) and Inkscape (vector graphics). All levels welcome.

Please bring along your laptop (if you have one) so you can install the software. There are also desktop computers in the space if you need them. The venue is wheelchair accessible but the toilet isn’t (yet!)
Kids are welcome!

Autonomous Tech Fetish probes how digital technology is fetishised and how it can be re-configured to different needs and desires. We work with activist groups to affirm their technological autonomy and are committed to co-education exploring the pitfalls and potentials of technologies without assumptions.