PLOG - trying to find a scientific definition
According to Professor Burp in the belgian comic "Rubrique-à-Brac" (thanks Gotlieb !), "The PLOG is a mobile unit for organization and management of digital and cultural events. Ambassador of technological innovation and development space, it promotes cross-cultural mediation, community education and artistic creation."
What is really a PLOG ? PLOG which means "plow" in Icelandic and is a bus or mini-bus that travels trhough territories to create links between public and cultural institutions, innovative companies, associations, artists and locals.
What do we need to make a PLOG?
- 4 wheels and a little something on top,
- More ideas,
- Electrical and electronic equipment, DIY ...
- Some more ideas,
- Sound equipment,
- Still a good deal of ideas,
- Audiovisual equipment,
- Finally, a lot of ideas.
We have ideas. We have some of the equipment and can make soma parts of it through the "DIY" way. We can find the wheels but we desperatly need some money to put the bus on them.
And now ?
Oui ! Le bus et par-delà le PLOG, c'est l’itinérance, la proximité, le collectif. C'est la ducasse numérique, la fête de village, le cirque électronique et sa parade...
Yes, we can ! PLOG means homelessness, proximity, collective. It's the electronic circus...
The bus will be designed in order to offer fun workshops, expression and creativity with people from diverse backgrounds. A bus that causes meetings and exchanges around a various activities. A bus that promotes social diversity, empowers people and both urban and rural areas.
Imagined as a versatile local, the bus may include a fablab, a small cyberspace, a projection platform, a sound system, a library, an airstrip for a drone... It's a space for creation and development, cultural mediation, innovative technology and digital experiences, workshops around local heritage, traveling exhibits, collaborative art, outdoor cinema, "repair coffee"... And above all your projects, your ideas...
Il est imaginé comme un local versatile, aménageable à façon en fonction des événements sur la tournée. Outre les commodités nécessaires pour permettre une mobilité efficace, le bus pourra comprendre un fablab, un mini cyberespace, une plateforme de projection, un système de sonorisation, une bibliothèque, une piste d'atterrissage pour drone... C'est une caisse à outils mobile, un espace de création et de développement.
PLOG in four words ?
Innovation : Working with local innovative companies, the PLOG is involved in the development and emergence of technological and cultural products.
Promotion : The PLOG promotes culture and technology through development and design.
Engagement : The PLOG needs relationship with the local population through collaborative events and projects.
Sow : The PLOG helps local initiatives.
The future of PLOG ?
First, the bus… But we use the term "mobile" so everything is possible in the future. PLOG as a houseboat ? PLOG on a bicycle ? Why not ?
Why support us ?
Because through your generosity, the PLOG can create :
- Link between territories,
- Interactivity within these areas,
- A background experience for the different places and territories invested in the actions,
- Technological and cultural value,
- Sense and skills for participants and visitors.
PLOG is not only us but you. We work on your projects, your ideas in a collaborative way.
The team !
As a computer engineer, Thomas is specialized in electronic design and host digital workshops.
Thomas started computing when he had welded or even his computer (a ZX81!) This explains why computers and electronics are intimately connected in his universe. So he quickly started to develop electronic cards to interact with machines (even the coffee machine of the parents was hacked...).
After a typical pathway into classical jobs, he transforms his passion into a profession and mounts the Asthrolab, a digital design company, consulting artists, businesses, invent kits, and manufacturing facilities ...
He dips in free software, and by extension the free material, prone to use free licenses for the greater dissemination of knowledge & expertise. Thomas is a founding member of Makerspace Lille, Member of Derrick Soud System, President of the Association libriste Chtinux.
Thomas likes :
- To launch innovative challenges
- Exchange of expertise
- Look up the street and watch the world from a different angle
- Do, do, do !
- Sharing a good meal with friends
- Bring together projects.
- Make some noise !
Thomas does not like :
- Sleep with socks
Doctor in History and Information Science, Jean-François is a consultant - trainer - facilitator in new technologies.
Child, Jean-François was fortunate to enter a room full of computers. Needless to say it was love at first sight. He squatted all computers in office crossed his path and finally has his: Amstrad, Amiga ... 8 bits, 16 bits... He learned the code, hack ... then meets electronic music: Vangelis, Kraftwerk , Bomb the bass, The Prodigy, Autechre, Bjork, Front 242, Herbert... The computer keyboard becomes a source of musical inspiration.
Jean-François practice today free software everyday, introduces children to hack digital and programming using Scratch. He is a member of Makerspace, fablab Lille, founder of Derrick Sound System, ambient music collective, and runs the blog Secouezlecours.fr on education and digital practice.
- Spin on country roads he does not know the destination,
- Talk to the old stones and discover their secrets
- Scroll through the lines of code on its screen
- Make improbable encounters,
- See kids have fun with screwdriver, soldering iron or keyboard in hand,
- Taste the little local dishes
- Save and transform the sounds of everyday life.
Jean-François dislikes :
(Shhh, it's a secret ...)
Lucy is assistant of collective school life.
Moderator - curator of Little Museum of Useless Things, handyman, curious, playful, a bit dreamy, convinced and committed facilitator for many years in active teaching, binding both learning by doing and popular education. Volunteer with different organizations (Library, Game Library, Asti ...).
After graduating in sociology and anthropology in Caen, she embarked on a Masters in fine and visual arts in Lille. The desire to engage and continue to learn more practical for him to make a civic service of nine months.
For many years she devoted herself in parallel with the creation and animation of a mobile museum, the Little Museum of Useless Things, she acts as a curator and facilitator.
Lucie loves :
- Wander the streets in search of little useless things,
- Play for the chance to experiment,
- Getting your hands dirty tinkering,
- Exchange and share in workshops,
- Walk barefoot.
Lucie dislikes :
(Shhh, it's a secret ...)