Hello! Welcome to the Spacers' Wiki. This is a space where Access Space participants (Spacers) can create wikified web content. We reckon it'll be most useful for documenting collaborative activities - but you may find another use for it.
If you want to experiment with this wiki, read the How To... If you are planning to contribute specific technical documentation, please consider the Knowhow wiki.
All our activities are free and there's no need to book, but if you think you might require quite a lot of support to start with, let us know you're coming in advance so we can make sure we can give you the time you need.
Interactive digital montage projects.
There are 61 Pictures in this year's 20×20 2011 - 17. James Wallbank “Portrait of the Artist as a social media avatar” Find all the images in the Media file. Note Well - These are around 650 KB files. Photography and Editing, Emma Woodrow
Open Surgery offers advice and support with CV's, applications, letters and other written documents using free software from http://openoffice.org
The games group meets in Access Space most Tuesday evenings to play games. But we don't play computer games!* Currently our preoccupations are chess, chess variants, role-playing games and diplomacy
. Curry is also a factor.
*Not that there is anything wrong with computer games. Look at my work to see what a great source of artistic inspiration they are! ~ Doanright
On Warped Wednesdays help is available all day for people working with digital images, from 11am-7pm, using open source software such as the GNU Image Manipulation Program (http://gimp.org
People of all levels of skill are welcome - from complete beginners to seasoned experts.
Focused support building and updating a website using a Dokuwiki template. No previous knowledge is necessary and no complex code or design is used! Every Thursday 2-6pm.
An archive of the various login screen created by Access Space participants. Thanks to Martyn for implementing the custom login screen code!
Show and Tell
Presentations of creative projects involving technology, followed by lively discussion. Show and Tell is every fourth Friday from 26th February 2010, 3-4pm.
Interactive Fiction Group
Several people at Access Space are already interactive fiction authors. We thought it'd be cool to start an interactive fiction group
based around the ALAN3
Steve's Access Space Research
This is a research project
that aims to find out what spacers think about Access Space, open source and other stuff. It has a very short questionnaire, so it would be a great help if you could take a couple of minutes to fill it out! It also contains some art work that I have been creating at Access Space which takes paintings I've done in the past and reuses them to make something new.
Doan, Spaced Out and Mister Faulty The Golem
The artwork of Access Space's evil twins, Doanleft and Doanright Half-Exile.
- sprite comic inspired by Chrono Trigger and other classic video games.
- Interactive web comic based in the Access Space in a surreal alternate dimension - we need more pictures to star as characters, please visit us and upload some!
We now have our own wiki! It contains links to all my artwork and literature.
. An impressively wordy screed from the infamous Pretentious Artist. We've put this into a new document so that it doesn't clutter up the front page too much. Hey, Pretentious - make new documents by making links!
Stretching Stretch's brain A spot of musing on Martyn's (and anyone else that wants to join in) ideas for social technology and bits and bobs for Access Space.
A glossary of terms relating to the Deedahist art movement.
Pop Up Installation A collaborative installation in the foyer to celebrate 10 years of Access Space. June 2010.
Saturday Recovery A day long workshop to re-cover and revive our tired old chairs! Saturday 27th February 2010.
Recycle Exhibition: In December we had another of our periodic recycle days at Access Space, and this time we twinned it with an exhibition project, where we made artworks and curios from the mountains of techno-trash!
Here's some additional documentation of the LOSS LiveCode Festival which was organised by Access Space in Sheffield in July 2007. The main festival website is here: http://livecode.access-space.org
If you're interested in LOSS Livecode, you'll probably also be interested in the LOSS Project, which is the first iteration of this project.
We had the first Spacers' meeting of the year on 24th April.
Present: Adam M, Anita, Callum, Cy, Harriet, Jake, James W, Javid, John K, Jim M, Hannah, Jose, Mike H, Reka, Rich L, Tony G, Trevor.
Apologies: Richard B, TJ, Theo P.
Here are the minutes of the meeting written up by Hannah. Thanks Hannah.
Another participant meeting occurred in 2009, did anyone document it?
. Photos from the 20×20 exhibition 2009, as well as previous shows.
Blind Drawing is what happens when you ask people to make portraits… without looking!
An introduction to the GNU/Linux shell (command line.) This doesn't aim to be a manual or guide. It is more focussed on introducing people who might not know about the shell to it's myriad uses and potential functionality.
Brian. Notes on an occasional visitor.
Soundbox. A guide to Access Space's sound server.
By Cassandra Kill
This case study is part of my MA Creative Enterprise at Leeds Met. I hope that over time it will be edited, rewritten and erased to become a collaborative piece. Please feel free to read and contribute to the development of the piece as you wish.
Black Dogs Case Study
DIY Knitting Machine
We've been searching online to see who's been writing about Access Space. Here's what they say.
. An editable resource of technical information for both beginner and advanced users. This wiki includes information related to the Access Space computer installation and maintenance procedures.
. The redundant technology initiative, doing cool stuff with old hardware since the late '90s. Lowtech are known for setting up a well known digital media lab in the Sheffield area.
. The first, and longest running open-source media lab in the UK.
. Introducing open-source methodology into education. Sounds familiar?
To add new content you simply make a link to a new page, click through, and follow the instructions. To keep things tidy, we suggest making a new namespace for each project (a namespace is a directory on the server). To make a new namespace start from this page and make a new link like this:
[[newproject:projectintro|My New Project]]. That makes a directory called
newproject and puts a page inside it called
projectintro. Click through, and you're good to go!
To mess around
please don't use other people's pages just to find out how this wiki works. Use the Wiki Sandbox
instead. The Wiki Sandbox
is a space in which to experiment using the wiki. Any document in the “playground” namespace is a test place
- feel free to mess around!
Please, play nice! We know we don't really need to say this - but please don't sabotage other participants' work, and don't spam the wiki with numerous and/or oversized links to your own stuff. We can roll back the wiki to previous versions (we have an unlimited number of undos) so wrecking other people's projects is pointless - it's also annoying, and if you do this you'll find your access blocked.
You can now make an art gallery for your dokuwiki page!
Just use the gallery function. Here's how