The *Grounding Open Source Hardware* (GOSH!) Workshop and Summit at The Banff Centre <http://www.banffcentre.ca/> serves to bring together the many and disparate makers, producers, theorizers and promoters of physical objects that come to life under open and distributed models, and to facilitate the emerging dialogue on both artist-driven and
socially conscious open source hardware. The Workshop and Summit offer a unique opportunity to bring "down to earth" the normally virtual and on-line networks of open source hardware collaboration. Bringing together these cultural producers in one place for an extended period of collaboration, exchange and dialogue, GOSH! will place a critical focus on the possibilities for social transformation and the expansive cultural and artistic possibilities of open source hardware practice.
*18th July 2009 is the GEO formation day. GEO started on 18th July 2007.