Providing Insight to Autistic Children [Indian Express News on 3rd Dec 2014]

Gone are the days when parents of autistic children had to run from pillar to post to get help to bring their child into the mainstream. They knew that diagnosis and intervention at the right time would help their children. But how to intervene after diagnosis was the big question. Allaying every fear, new technology has come into their midst like a messiah, thanks to ‘Insight’, a Thiruvananthapuram-based firm which has revolutionised the rehabilitation of autistic children.

Context Free Art - Making art with simple code

Digital art uses digital technology for artistic creations and presentations. The field in general, covers areas of painting, sculpture, audio/music, video/cinema, publishing, textile designing, animation etc. Digital art is the intersection of computer programming, mathematics and art.

 

Context Free Art(CFA) is a free software for for generating digital art in the form of 2-d images. Based on a simple set of rules, software creates imageries. These rules can be combinatorial and/or iterative. You can generate new shapes from exisiting shapes. Beautiful and compilcated shapes including fractal images can be generated using these simple rules.

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Camp for children

SPACE held 3 day camp for children from  from 6 May 2014 to 8 May 2014. 11 students attended the program. Girls outnumbered boys this time (7 girls)
The first day was on creating stopmotion animation with free software.They were grouped in to 3 and soon came up with different concepts- Volcano eruption, Earth in 2050, Global warming and made animations out of clay and pictures. It was amazing to see how sensitive children were towards environmental issues.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Promote women in Floss

SPACE in coordination with Mozilla Kerala organized a one day event for women on February 8, 2014 at Central Polytechnic College, Vattiyoorkavu, Thiruvananthapuram. The aim of the program is to promote and involve more women in the FLOSS world and to increase the awareness of web issues facing by women, especially, regarding the privacy of women using the Internet.

The event was handled by SPACE and 2 volunteers from Mozilla Kerala. Event started off with the introduction to Free Software and then a discussion about Web Privacy, precautions to be taken to secure online profiles and how to browse the internet safely. The participants actively participated in this discussion and we had cleared many queries.

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Education Freedom Day

SPACE and the free software community organized a public exhibition on free software and free knowledge on Education Freedom Day on18th January 2014 at the bandstand of Napier Museum, Thiruvananthapuram. The exhibition showcased various free software and free hardware for education and privacy protection. Demonstration of robots using open hardware and tweet plant, which posts an alert message on twitter when it is thirsty formed part of the attraction of the event. A free software gaming zone was also set up. The stars of the event were the young boys and girls from SPACE summer camps, who explained the technology to the visitors, young and old alike.

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