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Re: [opensuse-conference] oSC13 Theme
  • From: Jos Poortvliet <jos@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2013 15:22:29 +0100
  • Message-id: <8460298.cRJdNhJWJG@linux-6upc>
On Wednesday 09 January 2013 16:28:16 Robert Schweikert wrote:
On 01/09/2013 11:29 AM, Jos Poortvliet wrote:
On Wednesday 09 January 2013 08:58:55 Andres Silva wrote:
On Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 8:40 AM, Robert Schweikert <rjschwei@xxxxxxxx>

On 01/09/2013 09:46 AM, Henne Vogelsang wrote:

On 09.01.2013 12:47, Jos Poortvliet wrote:
Motto: Power to the Geeko. A variant of "Power to the People" [1].
Emphasize how we've got the power to change the word.
Theme: Philosophy, Greek history and thinking, Changing the world.

I must say that I don't find that many strong visual representations
"Philosophy" and in combination with Greece you will even get less.

Please remember the theme is mainly something we need as starting
for creatives, it doesn't have to make much sense, it just should
some connection to oSC13 and the motto.

I also find it a bit dull to go for the most obvious thing. I must
I'm not convinced.

I have to agree with Henne. If I had to think about artwork, and I do
claim to be an artist, and the motto to create artwork around is
"Philosophy" then there are few things that come to mind that I can
associate with the term. However, a word like "Play" creates a much
richer word and concept association to have fun with when creating



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Greece has a lot of iconic elements to its culture. It would not be
hard to come up with something visual that can help further a
particular theme or motto. Philosophy is a good one, what about
"history," "knowledge"?

History would also be part of it, yes. The three things being
"Philosophy, History and Change".

Robert, you are proposing to replace Philosophy with Play?

Not necessarily, it is associations I am after. "Play", in my mind and
possibly other peoples associates with fun, you know, "Have a lot of
fun!", while "Philosophy, History" rather remind me of dull school
subjects I had to slug through in the distant path.

Then again, I am not writing the text nor will I be creating any artwork
and thus I should probably just stop adding mail to this thread.

Well, I ya'll agree a playful element needs to be added, then helping to
think of one that doesn't seem out of place would be appreciated :D

Maybe somehow focus on the properties in Greece which (helped) make the
great age of philosophy possible: the climate which was so conductive to
growing food, enabling larger cities etc.

I am thinking 'beach' but am afraid that that will bring too much of a
frivolous message, making the event not to be taken serious - which is bad
esp for sponsors (but won't be appreciated in SUSE either).

Summer, then?
Power to the Geeko?
Summer, Philosophy and Change
(or Summer, History and Change)

Does that work?

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