“Do not be critics, you people, I beg you. I was a critic and I wish I could take it all back because it came from a smelly and ignorant place in me, and spoke with a voice that was all rage and envy. Do not dismiss a book until you have written one, and do not dismiss a movie until you have made one, and do not dismiss a person until you have met them. It is a fuckload of work to be...
REBEL ALLIANCE When Wednesdays 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Nov and 7, 14, 23 Dec 2011 from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM UPDATE (4 Jan 2011): Now continuing this every Wednesday until Easter at least. Where Unit 6, Level 6 South New England House Brighton BN1 4GH What is it? I’ve mentioned this around to a few of you. But have been hesitant to commit to anything until the big table I’ve ordered...
“Loops starts from a new place. We see young people, not as a costly group at risk of negative experiences, to be protected, but rather as a potential resource, for each other, the wider community and society.” Did some work with Participle (the service design practice behind Loops) earlier this year. The thing that echoes around my head is they focus on capabilities over needs as a...
Door “We made it so if you check in to Apartm.net on Foursquare the door unlocks. Well, not you. Us. So you can’t steal our stuff. We did it with Foursquare’s Alpha 2.0 API, a local push notification service, an industrial web-enabled relay device, some speaker wire, and knowing about electricity.”
Paul Thek “Teaching Notes: 4-Dimensional Design”
Look around you.
“You don’t get people who walk into a board meeting and go ‘I genuinely don’t give a fuck.’ And people who genuinely don’t give a fuck can generally get what they want. Because they’re prepared to lose. The men in suits go, ‘Oh, I see what you’re doing.’ But they don’t fucking see what you’re doing. ‘You’re going for a bigger percentage.’ Because I don’t give a shit about money, I am coming at it...
http://barcamp.org/BarCampBlock took place at 7 locations in SF, including IDEO, socialtext offices, in 2007. organisations opening up offices. could be neat if it was landlords opening up empty spaces. unsure if it’s the only distributed, city-wide barcamp there’s been, but the pictures http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/barcampblock/interesting/ look way more enticing than other barcamps. ...
http://brainfood.howies.co.uk/2009/01/what-do-you-do-can-we-help-you-do-it-better/ good question
http://www.wk.com/wke/show/dont_move_here inside portland’s music scene (indirectly via @iaintait who is going to move there)
The City Is Here For You To Use: (very) provisional bibliography
turn off your tv leave your house know your neighbours greet people look up when you’re walking sit on your stoop plant flowers use your library play together buy from local merchants share what you have help a lost dog take children to the park honour elders support neighbourhood schools fix it even if you didn’t break it have pot lucks garden together pick up litter read stories aloud dance in...