I said "your 'community' space," but honestly, I still want this to be my
space, too. I hardly ever make a fuss about any of this stuff because it's
all so futile, you know? but in this case, I really want to make my point
clear: I think we should rescind our action against Rannette. I think
she's been treated unfairly. Even if she is "aggressive" towards you or
your compatriots, I don't think we need white dudes policing our space of
black women's bodies. Matt, you claim to have acted in another's interest
and you offer an injured third party -- let them speak for themselves,
because I don't think it's your place right now. If there was a violent
incident that threatened our space, let's hear it from a witness or an
involved party. "Something Happened" is not good enough. Otherwise "but
above all the Omni
Commons must maintain a safe, welcoming environment" seems to fly directly
in the face of the lived experience of too many black people.
I wanted to reach out for some feedback. Seeking folks who would want to
facilitate or participate in a men's group.
I've previously participated in small groups like this and found them
beneficial for various reasons. I would like to see if folks have had
similar or different experiences.
The way I'm thinking about this would culminate in something like a regular
meeting for men in the sudo room community to discuss relevant issues
including those of identity, oppression, privilege, patriarchy, gender,
sexuality, stereotypes, safe space, and mutual support.
This may not be the best or even a viable path to approach these topics,
but I wanted to throw it out there to see if there is any interest.
Here's some images of the Seiko SMI 3200 Scanning Electron Microscope that
is in need of a new home:
Note that this is NOT a small system! It's not huge as SEM's go, but
definitely not desktop - more like "small room sized". And it would
obviously need some dedicated person to keep it in good running condition.
It is however almost brand new, and currently *running*, at <5nm resolution!
Beam Services Inc is down in Pleasanton, so I guess interested parties
could potentially go and have a look at the system. This kind of equipment
would be a significant commitment and investment in time and effort on our
part, so let's coordinate on this shall we?
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Hi, I've been having fun at SudoRoom lately. I have wanted to *3D Print my
MRI of my ankle!*
I'm trying to overcome some hurdles >
-- I'm fundamentally a software and 2D digital person normally, it's hard
for me to get into 3D modelling
-- I'm used to keyboards, not wrenches and touching things which is why I
go to hardware hack night
I want to get beyond the stages of just looking at stuff on the 3D Printer.
Anyone else up to it? I'm wondering if I should come in more than once a
In case it slipped through the radar, please join the conversation and send
an email to the FCC by August 16th re: new regulations preventing
channel-switching and firmware flashing (eg OpenWRT) on wireless routers.
* Mailing List: http://lists.prplfoundation.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/fcc
* Public comments form: http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/proceeding/view?name=15-170
* The talk from BattleMesh:
* Current filings: http://apps.fcc
If someone from sudomesh could start a pad for writing a collective
response, that would be great. I'll have some time on my nightbus ride to
Berlin tonight to pitch in but will be unavailable for the next 8 hours.
Help open a people-powered common space in Oakland, California!
"Technology is the campfire around which we tell our stories."
"Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it."
"To define is to kill. To suggest is to create."
On Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 2:34 PM, niki <niki.shelley(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> It's my understanding that this process could potentially result in a more
> top-down restructuring of the management of the Omni with little to no
> required buy-in from the individual collectives.
What makes you say that? I would be very surprised if that happened.
I just learned of this workshop, run by people from Enspiral:
Enspiral <http://www.enspiral.com/> is a collaborative network of over 260
professionals and 18 social enterprises headquartered in Wellington (New
Zealand), with nodes in other locations around the country and
internationally. It exists to create a system of work where people can
focus their energies on what is most meaningful to them – solving the
biggest problems of our time.
I thought this might be an excellent opportunity to somebody from Omni. I
have the sense that Enspiral has accomplished much of what Omni aspires to,
and may have valuable lessons.
The workshop costs $40. There's also one on Monday (tomorrow) in SF. If you
want to attend, you should RSVP ASAP -- last I heard it's possible they
will cancel one or both due to low sign-up. And if the cost is prohibitive
to somebody who really sees value in Omni to attending, let me know -- I
could pitch in.
Since I'm not on the Omni list, I hope somebody will forward this!
ATTENTION ALL SUDOERS,
We have been approved to run a pedal-powered sound system at this month's First Friday! We will also have a projector to run cool visuals to go along with the music. ^_^ We'd like to use this as an opportunity to tell people about the Omni and to speak with the public about the importance of free and open community spaces.
THINGS WE NEED
A car battery for the generator!
Flyers and other info from the Omni and its member collectives.
THINGS WE NEED FROM PEOPLE
help1 (transporting equipment from the Omni at 4:30pm), help2 (setting up at 5:15pm), and help3 (taking down at 9:30pm). If you'd like to join in help1, help2 and/or help3,
Luis <lewis_black[at]protonmail.ch> or Jeremy <jeremy.w.entwistle[at]gmail.com> or Rachel <rachelyra[at]gmail.com>.
People to be present to speak with the public about the importance of free and open community spaces in this gentrifying climate.
Your cool visualizations you'd like to project!
PEDAL TO THE MUSIC!
Luis (in partnership with Vicky Knox, writing consultant deluxXe)
"Help open a people-powered common space in Oakland, California omnicommons.org/donate?v=es"
I thought you would all enjoy this talk from Astra Taylor
Listened to this on my way to work.
- I think it'd be fun to play one of these videos on our SudoRoom
television Thursday or Friday evening during one of the Linux installfests.
- We have a lot of really smart people here, it'd be cool if they gave a
five minute or ten minute talk on something like this - especially if it
was around stuff going on in the SudoRoom and collectives in Oakland. I'd
certainly forward this and tell people on the way to work to listen =D
Astra Taylor was also part of the group that collectively bought private
debt and forgave a lot of college loans.
*The Internet is said to be a space of democratic expression and
transformation, both culturally and politically. But how true is that
claim? What are some of the economic, technical, and legal obstacles in
place? Drawing from her recent book, "The People’s Platform: Taking Back
Power and Culture in the Digital Age," and her experience as an artist and
an activist, Astra Taylor -- filmmaker, writer, and political organizer --
addresses campaigns by musicians against streaming services and debtors
against creditors to reflect on the larger question of how to organize and
leverage change in an age of virtual networks -- be they networks of
cultural distribution or financial ones.*
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Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2015 16:56:42 -0700
From: Balint Seeber <balint256(a)gmail.com>
Subject: [Noisebridge-announce] Cyberspectrum: Software Defined Radio Meetup
(Wed 30th Sept) 6:30pm
Announcing the eleventh Cyberspectrum meetup in San Francisco!
Come along at 6:30pm for a 7pm sharp kickoff in the Hackatorium, and for those unable to attend we'll set up a live stream like last time (stay tuned to the event's
page/Twitter for more info closer to the time). There's also IRC: #cyberspectrum on Freenode.
Full details, including the speaker lineup/topics, are here: http://www.meetup.com/Cyberspectrum/events/224928223/
And the Noisebridge event page is here: https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Cyberspectrum
We'll be hearing about:
* Etch-A-SDR by Nate @devnulling
* Spread Spectrum SATCOM Hacking by Colby Moore
If you're not familiar with Cyberspectrum: "The Bay Area SDR Meetup will serve as a forum to exchange knowledge and ideas related to Software Defined Radio (the software and
hardware), and generally aim to get people excited about all the applications that can be realised with the technology. At each meetup, attendees will have the opportunity
to present their work/ideas to the group. Engineers, enthusiasts, hobbyists and people of all experience levels are welcome, no matter what your software/hardware
As always, if you would like to present at a future event about a project you're working on, or something interesting you've discovered, please get in touch!
Hope to see you there,