Brazil: A Glance at Campus Party Brazil in Pictures

Campus Party Brazil 2009 in São Paulo comes to a close this Sunday. Over 6,500 people have taken part in this second edition of what is arguably Latin America's largest technology and digital culture event, bringing discussions around blogs, robotics, photography and video, games, modding, free software, digital inclusion, and even ecology. In this photo overview of the event, you will see a selection of curious pictures among the thousand images posted on Flickr under Creative Commons licenses.

Photo by poperotico, with the following caption:

Milhares de campuseiros se aglomeraram aqui na Arena da Campus Party 2009, realizada no Centro de Exposições Imigrantes.

Você veio?

#cparty , eu fui!

Thousands of campus-goers clustering here in Campus Party 2009's arena, held at Centro de Exposições Imigrantes.

Did you come?

#cparty, I was there!

Case Modding, in photo by _thebest_

“This is a CPU!”, photo by Fabio Pazzini

Photo by Luiza Medeiros, with the title “Nerds demand music at Campus Party”. The demonstration happened on January 24 and became known as the “Chair Dance”, “Chair Ballet” or “Chair Protest”. Here is a video showing the protest. Elzo Brito [pt] explains:

No final das contas, o que ocorre, não conseguimos a musica, pois segundo a organização do evento, tem um hospital aqui do lado e já reclamaram duas vezes, na terceira veio um oficial de justiça aqui pedindo o encerramento do evento.

In the end, we did not have music, because according to the event's organizers there is a hospital next door and they complained twice, on the third occasion a Court Clerk came calling for the end of the event.

Photo by Tatiana_Reis at the digital inclusion area.

There were some demonstrations against the controversial Digital Crimes Bill, which may be passed in the Congress at some point this year:

“Against the Azeredo Bill”. Photo by Tatiana_Reis.

The banner reads: “Protect the future of the Internet in Brazil and the world”. Photo by bntmzk. A similar photo by Gabriel Chiarastelli won second place in the Campus Party Photo Contest.

“Augmented Reality”, photo by R. Seiji.

Old technology still survives. Photo by HelenaN

“Do bloggers help you to form your opinion?”. Photo by fore.

“Help the developers of the world, update your shitty IE6. PS: Actually start to use Firefox”. Photo by vivoandando

Breaking the national record of overclocking at Campus Party. BR-OCTeam reached a processing speed of 5.6 Gh [pt].

(Some of the Flickr related tags: cparty, cparty09, cpbrasil, campusparty, #cparty, campuspartybrasil, campuspartybrasil2009)


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