Jaromil is a developer and media artist inspired by the GNU free software movement: he fol... more
Jaromil is a developer and media artist inspired by the GNU free software movement: he follows the ideal of creating FOSS for freedom of expression, to let people communicate, freed from consumerist speculations and the need for expensive hardware. He is a public figure among the dyne.org developers, a network of hackers born on the Internet.
Among open source software he created and maintains are: MuSE (for running a web radio), FreeJ (for real-time video manipulation), HasciiCam (ASCII video streaming) and dyne:bolic GNU/Linux (efficient live-CD widely employed for media production and broadcasting). These creations are redistributed by the Free Software Foundation and several other educational institutions.
In 2009 Jaromil has been awarded the Vilém Flusser Theory Award, the jury statement recites:
"Through his support for the development and distribution of free and open software, Jaromil tries to overcome existing restrictions and borders, whether economic, social or scientific. Taking an alternative stance to 'profit and power' oriented apparatuses, he is strongly engaged in building networks as a means of sharing tools - choosing to view knowledge as a dialogical and non-hierarchical process. By channelling personal insights into collaborative action, he shows a deep understanding for the problems of our time and possible solutions."
Currently based in Amsterdam, Jaromil is active on free and open source R&D in art and multimedia for the NIMK, PhD candidate in the Planetary Collegium (M-Node), adjunct lecturer for the D3D MA at NABA; More information is available on Jaromil's research journal, kept up to date on jaromil.dyne.org/journal