Soooo we kickstarted a non existent product.
Results for the first
East Bay version of
Hack A Film In A Day held at Sudoroom Hackerspace
Want to contribute in anyway PLEASE DO!
Any comments or stories for the next one please let me know
If you have costumes,props, hard drives, mobile phones, etc, anything will
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From: Barazoto, Whitney <WBarazoto(a)oaklandnet.com>
Date: Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 1:05 PM
Subject: [OpenOakland Brigade] FW: Online Engagement Coordinator position
posted; applications due on Tuesday, November 5th at 12 noon
Hi all, see note below to fill Nicole Neditch’s prior position. ****
*From:* Boyd, Karen
*Sent:* Wednesday, October 30, 2013 1:03 PM
*Subject:* Online Engagement Coordinator position posted; applications due
on Tuesday, November 5th at 12 noon****
I wanted to let you know that we just posted the job opening for the Online
Engagement Coordinator (actually, that’s the working title; officially it’s
a City Administrator Analyst position).****
Applications are due on Tuesday, November 5 at 12 noon.****
Here’s the link to apply on line:****
All the best,****
Citywide Communications Director****
City of Oakland, Office of the City Administrator****
Tel: (510) 238-6365****
Fax: (510) 238-2223****
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For those who have not been following the Airbnb legal troubles, this story has been called "Airbnb vs. New York City: The Defining Fight of the Sharing Economy" (http://skift.com/2013/10/13/airbnb-vs-new-york-city-the-defining-fight-of-t…; w/ links). I would rather call this version of peer production - collaborative consumption, but do think that the way this goes will be a key turning point. It's not just the hospitality political lobbies that are the problem, it's also the landlords' lobby.
> Dear Eddan,
> I'm writing to ask you to help save Airbnb in New York.
> As a guest who has stayed with a Host, you know how unique and local an experience that is. And you also know the majority of our hosts are just regular people making ends meet by renting out their own homes.
> Now, that experience is under threat.
> The New York Attorney General has subpoenaed the records of almost all of our New York hosts. We are fighting the subpoena with all we've got, but poorly written laws make for even worse enforcement. Unless you help to stop it once and for all, the laws may never get better and the threat to our New York community will continue.
> A petition to change New York law already has over 88,000 signatures, and an Airbnb host, Mishelle, has pledged to personally deliver it to the New York Senate. Our new goal is 100,000 signatures. We hope as many people as possible will encourage New York to change the law.
> Sign Mishelle's petition to change the NY law and Save Airbnb.
> Thank you for standing with our New York hosts. We can create a new world where people can feel at home, anywhere. Let's create that world together.
> Thank you for signing,
> Douglas Atkin
> Global Head of Community
> Airbnb Inc.
> 888 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA 94103
> To stop receiving emails from Airbnb, click here
I tentatively accept nomination. I'd also like to nominate Rhodey for
LOOOK HERE!!!!--> I started a thread* announcing that I will be attending a
free legal cafe put on by the Sustainable Economies Law Center on Weds.,
Nov. 6th, 4:30-7:30p @LOL hackerspace (1234 23rd Ave.) with questions
related to incorporation. Please respond to that thread if you're
interested or have some questions you'd like to transmit through me.
*[Board/Incorporation] Free Legal Cafe w/SELC Weds. Nov 6 @ LOL
Ooo, interesting, no?
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From: "Michael Buckland" <buckland(a)berkeley.edu>
To: <friday(a)ischool.berkeley.edu>, "I School Announcement" <i-announce(a)ischool.berkeley.edu>
Subject: [friday@ischool] Friday Afternoon Seminar: Nov 1: Elisa Oreglia: ICT in rural China.
Date: Wed, Oct 30, 2013 11:17
FRIDAY AFTERNOON SEMINAR ON INFORMATION ACCESS.
South Hall 107, Fridays 3-5
Open to the public. Everyone
interested is welcome!
Friday, Nov 1: Elisa OREGLIA: Dissertation
From Farm to Farmville: Circulation, Adoption, and Use of ICT
between Urban and Rural China.
In the mid-2000s, China began a set of policies to "informatize"
i.e. to bring Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to
rural residents in order to
improve their economic conditions. These policies posit the
countryside as a world of "less",
compared to urban areas, and portray people who are at the margins
of China's modernization
(migrant workers, rural residents, older people, and farmers) as in
need of ICT to access more
and better information, and, as a consequence, more and better
opportunities. In contrast to
this widespread view of marginalized users as passive recipients of
technologies, I look at the
diffusion and appropriation of ICT such as mobile phones and
computers among rural residents
and migrant workers in their own terms: not as foils for elite views
of why they would/should
go online, but rather as people who discover the opportunities
offered by ICT that are of
interest to them, and try to use these opportunities as best as they
can. By retracing the
paths through which ICT travel in urban and rural China and the
social relations that are
maintained, renewed, and reinvented along the way, I show how people
at the margins "invent"
themselves as users, find a connection between their lives and
technology, and participate
from afar to China's rapid modernization.
A presentation of this work was was named the best graduate
on China and inner Asia at the 2013 annual meeting of the
Association for Asian Studies by
the AAS' China and Inner Asia Council.
Elisa Oreglia is completing her PhD in the School of
Information. More at
Friday, Nov 8: Niels W. LUND, Univ. of Tromso, Norway: Which
discipline does Document Theory
belong to? Wrapping up 25 years of work in progress.
In the design of information services (libraries, archives, data
websites, etc.), you deal with documents in relation to their
nature (paper, software, hardware etc. etc.), their social status
issues with access etc., impact), and their mental/cognitive aspects
(How are they been understood?). But in the world of higher
you still have a relatively sharp division between humanities,
sciences, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and
so what can you do when you feel you belong to all three academic
Niels Windfeld Lund will soon retire as Professor, University of
Tromso, Norway, where he was the founding director of the program in
Documentation Studies. He has twice been a visiting scholar here.
More at Bio
Friday, Nov 15: Nick MERRILL: Alternative Visions of Internet
Clifford LYNCH: The Failure of Stewardship Organizations.
Friday, Nov 22: Michael BUCKLAND: Support for scholarly editing.
Friday, Nov 29: Thanksgiving: No seminar meeting.
Friday, Dec 6: Nick MERRILL: Alternative Visions of Internet
Connectivity. Karen SMITH-YOSHIMURA: Registering Researchers in
Michael Buckland, School of Information,
University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-4600
(510) 642 3159 buckland(a)ischool.berkeley.edu
Co-Director, Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative