Via Bernardo Gutierrez:
15M.cc is up and running
On 15 May 2011 massive spontaneous protests across Spain signalled the birth of a movement which was dubbed 15M, after the date, and was also known as the Spanish Revolution. The “indignados” (the indignant) were fed up with soaring unemployment, the ongoing recession and a political system perceived as unrepresentative and corrupt. A year later the 15M movement is alive and kicking and has spawned diverse grassroots initiatives, from campaigns to prevent evictions to a recent crowdfunding which, in under 24 hours, raised the money needed to sue those responsible for the colossal loses of Bankia.
In September 2011 an innovative project was launched with the aim of documenting and transmitting the myriad activities of the 15M movement to the widest audience possible. 15M.cc is an ongoing experiment in collaborative, transmedia and copyleft creation and, over the past eight months, the project has evolved in ways its three founders, Stéphane M. Grueso, Patricia Horrillo and Pablo Soto, could not have imagined.
Initially, the intention was to produce a documentary, a book and a website but, as the scope of the project widened, sister projects in Malaga and Seville were set up.
The 15M.cc website then became an umbrella for a cluster of 15M projects and the original idea of the project’s founders became Madrid.15M.cc. An important point is that 15M.cc does not represent the 15M movement; its purpose is to document and raise awareness about the movement and its rich ecology.
On 6 June 2012, the latest additions to the platform were unveiled. At the fifth meeting of the project’s work groups, held yesterday in Matadero Madrid, 15M.cc announced the launch of new online tools and invited the community to explore them. The design and testing phase have concluded successfully and the project is now fully operational and open to the community
Madrid, 7 June 2012. At the 5th meeting of work groups which was held yesterday in Matadero Madrid, 15M.cc announced the successful conclusion of the design and testing of the latest additions to this exciting and dynamic platform. 15M.cc is now fully operational and open to the online community.
15M.cc is being developed collaboratively and forms an umbrella for projects relating to 15M, the movement which ignited the Spanish people’s indignation on 15 May 2011. This project has three aims: first, to document and host all kinds of narratives concerning this movement; second, to provide tools so that users can create the story of their own 15M experiences; and third, to transmit the collective experience of this historic moment for Spain.
To make all this possible, three collaborative tools which structure the project, both technically and conceptually, have just been launched and, like all 15M.cc tools, everyone can participate in their development and contribute material:
To date, three 15M projects are in progress:
These projects form part of the 15M.cc umbrella and share three characteristics: 1) they are structured rather than just being a simple collection of, for example, photos and videos; 2) they focus on the 15M movement and the myriad initiatives which have arisen from it; 3) they have a creative commons licence. For more information see www.15M.cc.
15M.cc is an independent cultural project and does not in any way represent the 15M movement nor any of its commissions.
For more information contact:
[+34] 609 261 142
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