By @SimonCocking a version of this article first appeared here.

Up and running since yesterday, this is the second OpenHere festival. Hosted at the Science Gallery, and curated by @Rachelodwyer. This is a really interesting look where the future might be taking us. It has appealed to a wide and diverse cross section of the tech, hacker, student, artist, activist community, both here and Dublin and also from across Europe too.

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Lead organiser Rachel O’Dwyer from Data.ie, spoke about how her interest for organising the event came out of her own research studies. There is an interesting line up of speakers, looking at some really interesting aspects of future alternative currencies,Open Source Ecology (33,000 likes on facebook), and, tomorrow the Sharing Economy, and it’s possible impacts on our society.

This is definitely at the bleeding edge of where our future trends maybe going, however they are issues that do need consideration before, rather than after we passively handover access to all our data to unknown third parties. Get down to the Science Gallery if you can, today, tomorrow, or see the Robin Hood Collection from Monday through to Thursday, at the old central bank, 5 Foster Place. For more details see here and below.

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CTRL ALT CURRENCY – FRIDAY NOVEMBER 14

10:00 – 13:00: Workshop: Currency Design and 3D Printing Facilitated by Geraldine Juárez: Do Not Take Any Wooden Nickels. (Deloitte Gallery)
13:45 – 14:00: Introduction to Openhere 2014: Rachel O’Dwyer (Paccar Theatre)
14:00 – 15:00: Keynote: Nigel Dodd: The Social Life of Money. (Paccar Theatre)
15:00 – 17:00: Panel: CTRL ALT Currency: With Lúí Smyth, Lana Swartz, Eli Gothill, Duncan McCann and Graham Barnes. Moderated by Nigel Dodd. (Paccar Theatre)
17:30 – 18:30: Keynote: Brett Scott: Open Sourcing Finance. (Pacccar Theatre)

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BITS THAT MATTER – SATURDAY NOVEMBER 15

10:00 -14:00: Workshop: Facilitated by Peter Hanappe: Build a P2P Food Lab Starter Kit. (Studios One & Two)

10:00 -15:00: Workshop: Facilitated by Denisa Kera and Yair Reshef: Uncanny, Subversive, Sublime and all other Circuit Boards. (Deloitte Gallery)

15:00 – 17:00: Panel: Bits That Matter: With Gawin Dapper, Peter Hanappe, Denisa Kera, Cathal Garvey and Vasilis Kostakis. Moderated by Benjamin Tincq. (Paccar Theatre)
17:30 – 18:30: Keynote: Sean Cubitt: Ecoaesthetics: Media after the Environmental Impact of Digital Technology. (Paccar Theatre)

 

SHARE & SHARE BETTER – SUNDAY NOVEMBER 16

 

12:00 – 14:00: Panel: Share & Share Better: With Chelsea Rustrum, Benjamin Tincq, Rachel O’Dwyer and Kevin Flanagan. Moderated by Patrick Bresnihan. (Paccar Theatre)
15:00 – 16:00: Interview: Robin Hood Co-Operative Interview & Q&A With Akseli Virtanen and Brett Scott. (Paccar Theatre)
17:30 – 19:30: Screening Curated by Nora O’ Murchú. (Generator Hostel, Smithfield)

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Knowledge as a common good:
Communities of production and sharing in Greece
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MONDAY NOVEMBER 17 – NOVEMBER 20

10:00 – 19:00: Robin Hood Cooperative Office. (5 Foster Place, Dublin 2)

With Stefano Lucarelli, Jaromil, Tiziana Terranova, Florin Flueras, Alina Popa, Harri Homi, Tere Vaden, Teppo Vesikukka, Sakari Virkki, Jan Ritsema, Gianluigi Biagini, Emanuele Braga, Sari Stenfors, Pekko Koskinen, Brett Scott, Rachel O’Dwyer and Akseli Virtanen among others.