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médialab's contributions at FOSDEM 2023

Like every year for half a decade now, members of médialab's tech, design and social sciences teams took the opportunity of FOSDEM to present some of their latest work building and/or using free softwares.


The FOSDEM is an international yearly conference organised by volunteers to promote the widespread use of free and open source software. After 2 years of online-only conferences, the event took place again on-site at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, the first week-end of february.

The medialab’s community strongly contributed to FOSDEM this year by giving 4 talks within the Graph Systems and Algorithms devroom and the Open Science Tools and Technology devroom. Created 3 years ago by former médialab’s members, the Open Science Tools and Technology devroom, was once again co-organised this year by Diego Antolinos-Basso.

images similarity tool PIMMI by Béatrice Mazoyer

Béatrice Mazoyer presented the images similarity tool PIMMI she's been working on over the past few months:

Iframe https://video.fosdem.org/2023/UB4.132/openresearch_pimmi.webm

Jupyter graph visualisation plugin iPySigma by Guillaume Plique

Guillaume Plique couldn’t attend but was replaced by Benjamin Ooghe-Tabanou to present his Jupyter graph visualisation plugin iPySigma:

Iframe https://video.fosdem.org/2023/K.4.601/graph_ipysigma.webm

Twitter explorer tool by Armin Pournaki

Armin Pournaki proposed a demo of his Twitter explorer tool:

Iframe https://video.fosdem.org/2023/UB4.132/openresearch_twitter_explorer.webm

code, python and R within social science research by Émilien Schultz

Émilien Schultz talked on the use of code, python and R within social science research: “The under-equipped social scientist ? Why do we need more dedicated, flexible and documented Python libraries for social sciences"

Iframe https://video.fosdem.org/2023/UB4.132/openresearch_under_equipped_social_scientist.webm


Many friends and former médialab members were also present and gave a variety of great talks:

"Coming back on-site was also the opportunity to add one more year to my photography project entitled Faces of Fosdem, available on my personal website."
Diégo Antolinos-Basso