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At last month’s Upgrade! New York gathering, writer/theorist Clay Shirky suggested that the most successful open source collaborations are those that use recipe-like methods to share information. In order to explore this idea further, this month’s discussion examines recipes, instructions, and open source collaboration. Participants include Eyebeam residents Rebecca Bray and Britta Riley, artist/writer/activist Marisa Jahn, and Billy Gordon, Instructables content producer. Presentations by all participants will be followed by a discussion and Q&A.
About the Participants
Britta Riley and Rebecca Bray are artists working to create crowdsourced R&D solutions for environmental issues. Their current project, Window Farms, seeks to create a new Research & Development model which puts the awesome power of discovery and creation into the hands of the masses, and then spread the know-how to every participant. windowfarms.org/
Marisa Jahn is an artist/writer/activist whose work explores, constructs, and intervenes systems. In 2009, she co-founded /REV/-, a non-profit organization that fosters socially-engaged art, design, and pedagogy. Jahn is also the co-editor of ‘Recipes for an Encounter’ (Western Front, 2009). Through an interdisciplinary lens that brings together art, architecture, literature, and political science, “Recipes for an Encounter” explores the anticipatory nature of recipes together with their promise of what will unfold, take place, be consumed.
As a former community manager and content producer for Instructables, Billy Gordon worked on various projects, such as building a giant 8 foot scale replica of a kitchen match and branding himself with an industrial cutting/engraving laser. His projects have been published in Make Magazine and PC Magazine.com, which named his Lego USB charger one of “The 10 Coolest Lego Inspired Gadgets”. www.instructables.com/member/Tetranitrate/
Hello All! My name is Luis Perez, and I am a very curious and adventurous guy. I love music and dealing with different aspects concerning technology. I aspire to study Aerospace/Aeronautic Engineering, (dealing with Flight Technology) and I am learning how to explore my deep thoughts in Art and technology in the Eye-beam Digital Day Camp 2009! =]
What’s up! I’m Usman. I am a rapper, writer and training manga artist. My content ranges from personal problems, philosophy, violence and social and political issues. I’m currently working on my debut album Daybreak. I am a kind, intelligent and creative person. I only get mad when someone really gets under my skin. I like meeting new people, making songs, writing stories and fanfics and watching anime. If you want to see my work go to http://prophetsinspiration.blogspot.com/.
Hello. I am Siena and am going to be starting my senior year of high school come September. I am a traveler, explorer, New Yorker, and a coffee drinker. I appreciate all forms of art and greatly enjoy museums, galleries, and such. I like to converse with strangers, new people and widen my perspective; I yearn to learn from others’ experiences as ignorance is something to fear.
I’m a big fan of stand-up comedy, Woody Allen is my god and I love Seinfeld.
Along with the city-life I also love the country and the wilderness.
Some of these are crude, maybe come off a bit clumsy – but early days yet. I’m still getting a handle on what content I can really use, and still have a load of questions; how precise is the geography data? how reliable are the dates? are there any meaningful connections between object records already noted in the metadata?
I’ll post links to working versions in subsequent posts once I start refining a bit more. I’m having trouble with permissions in Google Spreadsheets. Even with the data shared with everyone to read and the sheets published, I’m still getting a “user not signed in” error. Any ideas?
//TODO: Move the data into Processing. ManyEyes and Google Vis don’t seem to have good hyperlink capabilities – so no easy way to connect individual object records with elements in the visualization. Look for a simile timeline + map mashup. Maybe move to Prefuse? Flare?