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I am involved in a project that aims to share open source technology and skills to global youth.  I am already running a pilot with schools in Liverpool UK and Brooklyn and the youth are incredibly excited.

 

The Eyebeam Action Lab is a community engagement project where creative practitioners working in open source software design and art activism will collaborate with teen communities to design software-based solutions for social challenges. During a one-year period we will complete 5-8 projects.

 

Dear Urban Interventionists, Tactical Magicians, Liberators of Flora & Fauna, and Rebels without a Cause,

We at the Urban Wilderness Action Center are interested in how you define Urban Wilderness.

The Urban Wilderness Action Center (UWAC) is a guerilla gardening project initiated by Eyebeam alum Jon Cohrs, in collaboration with the Eyebeam Student Residents, and artist Kai-Oi Jay Yung. The actual "Action Center" is a virtual platform for developing and sharing urban wilder

 

So now that I've gotten that off my chest. I can let all you AMAZING READERS (2 or 3?...Just Kidding...) out there in cyberspace know what I've been up to for the past few Months. I'm going to compress it because it's been a lot and I don't want to write for hours. So, if this feels short, it's at your connivence. 

SO. I've been meeting with Diana every thursday, and we've also been hanging out after hours, wether it's been going to fabric stores and marveling at the zipper section, walking through Macy's criticizing handbags we could never afford, or riding home on the Q, since we live a stop away from each other in Brooklyn. On Thursdays, we've been preparing for our fashion show later this month...I've even learned how to cut out patterns, the right way. It was like the Karate Kid, but with tons of felt and blood....just kidding.

 

Yesterday, we began actualizing our plans for Electrosmog. After a
long, scattered discussion about public intervention and wilderness in
an urban environment, we could finally agree on a couple things...

Our Goal: Destabilize our relationship with the city through the lens
of wilderness.
Our Tagline: Building small public interventions that emphasize urban
agriculture and promoting urban wilderness.

A few questions to get you thinking:
1) What does "green" mean to you?
2) What is the difference between nature and wilderness?
3)How do you define wilderness in an urban environment? How do you
create it?

More news to come!

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