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TATTISTAMPA will be Part of the 2023 Hand-Made Printing Day

TATTISTAMPA, the print shop installed by Wolfgang Scheibe in Tatti, Southern Tuscany, in 2007, will be part also this year of the Hand-Made Printing Day.
This event was launched in 2018, when UNESCO in Germany recorded this discipline in the list of intangible cultural heritage.

The celebration is followed mostly in German-speaking countries, but it is not forbidden to participated from other countries. So Wolfgang has considered wearing the hat of “honorary consul” for the Day in Southern Tuscany. You may also check the page to see a map of the various locations participating in Europe.

The appointment in the Metalliferous hills is set for Sunday, March 19, from 2PM at the Zucchini farm. This is 1.5 km outside of Tatti, on the road going from the village to Roccatederighi.

Here you may see from a closer distance how the Ape car prints are born, as well as T-shirts and other works, all rigorously created with characters in wood or iron, and graphic insets engraved by hand.

The visit to the workshop is free, but given the limited space available you should please reserve via e-mail at or via whatsapp on +393394465812.

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Official soundtrack…”Lo stampatore” (the printer):

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One year in pictures with the Jug Band Colline Metallifere

This is a photo summary of some of the “concerpts” that we did with the Jug Band Colline Metallifere between October 2021 and October 2022. We started with the mini-tour in the Metalliferous Hills with Klaus der Geiger…then Milano, Mezzolombardo (Trento), Groningen (The Netherlands), Cassine (Piedmont), Florence, and various other Tuscan localities, with over 20 events and many more things happening in the background. If you are curious, you can check it all on this blog. For more information and booking: o whatsapp 3317539228.

The photos are an excerpt from around 6500 shots taken by Jack O’Malley in this period, so you don’t see him often. Soundtrack: part of the “Tatti Twist” performed at Pineta Beach in Marina di Grosseto, July 10, 2022.

Live at the FOSS4G “Icebreaker”, Florence, Aug. 24, 2022

Yesterday we have been to the FOSS4G international conference in Florence, where we were invited to give a “concerPt” for the over 1000 registered participants (see this article for a presentation of the event). In the coming days we will be editing a more extended article, but in the meantime you can see here a few snapshots of the situation, which was awesome, with additional assistance by Pietro Barbieri. For more information and booking: or whatsapp +393317539228.

If you were attending and you like the show, you can also support the JBCM project via our “digital hat“.

Mauro Tirannosauro has arrived in Groningen for the Living Knowledge Conference

Mauro Tirannosauro, with his colleague Jack O’Malley arrived this morning in Groningen (The Netherland) to attend the Living Knowledge with a presentation about the Jug Band Colline Metallifere project (see article).

This is the first time that Mauro is travelling in Europe (he relocated from New York City to the Tuscan Metalliferous Hills in March 2020 and he stopped there to collaborate with his JBCM friends).

The presentation is scheduled from 2.15PM to 3PM on Thursday, June 30. In the meantime here are a couple of shots of Mauro’s arrival… in the header image his registration to the conference, and a few moments in preparation for tomorrow’s session.

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Header photo credits: Christien Koopstra

The final program of the Living Knowledge conference is available (with the JBCM concerPT)

We have received today an email announcing that the final program of the ninth “Living Knowledge” has been published. This will be in Groningen, The Netherland, from June 29 to July 1.

On June 30 between 2.15 and 3PM Jack O’Malley with will give a show-presentation (what we call a concerPT) to explain to the participant (around 300 are registered) the JBCM project and to present our territories with maps, prints, sensors and songs.

Stay tuned for more details on this mission…in the meantime you may check the conference program on:

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The Jug Band Colline Metallifere will perform at the FOSS4G Conference (Florence, Aug. 24, 2022)

The FOSS4G conference is the largest international event in the field of free and open software and data. It is organized by OSGEO, the Open Source Geospatial Foundation. It has reached its twentieth edition and, before the pandemic, it was gathering over one thousand experts from all over the worldG. The next in-presence edition will be from August 22 to August 28 in Florence, and there are expectations for a major event.

La JBCM (featuring Klaus der Geiger on violin), in one of its concerPTs.

The Jug Band Colline Metallifere will be at the FOSS4G conference, performing with one of its concerPTS in the icebreaking event on Wednesday, August 24:

If you are professionals or students in the field of geomatics, or in disciplines where you could use free/open maps, and woud like to learn more about this, come to the conference (registration information is available here).

It should be noted that:

Jack O’Malley, one of the components of the JBCM, under the name of Andrea Giacomelli, was in 2007 one of the founders of the Italian OSGEO Chapter ( Between 2007 and 2010 he acted as the communication officer for the chapter, launching various campaigns which were considered quite creative, such as:

In 2017, at the FOSS4G-Italy conference in Genoa, with Simone Sandrucci and Dario Canal we gave a presentation which was the precursor to the format that we have subsequently been shaping with the Jug Band Colline Metallifere. You can find here a report of that event, and below a video from the session where the poster was proposed:

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