Category: Techie

At the edge of technology there’s always a category for the random inspirations shooting back and forth across the ether. This is my technology catch-all.

Announcing Planet 4

It’s time to tear down Greenpeace.org and rebuild it for the modern web. The content strategy, design, and voice of Greenpeace.org will be updated to represent the organization we want to be and the kind of community we want to become. We want to involve YOU, the users, staff, volunteers and Greenpeace enthusiasts to ensure that our new web presence… Read more →

The No Tech School

Here’s an idea: let’s all move to Colonial Williamsburg and churn some butter. Or maybe we should all buy horses. Wait, wait, I’ve got an idea: let’s head to the landfill, dig out all the Walkmans that landed there and listen to Quiet Riot cassettes after cuffing our jeans and writing our pen pals that we met at camp that… Read more →

Privacy: Where’s your line?

I recently started a newsletter after being badgered asked to do so. It’s fun to put together, but it takes me longer than I like because I keep asking myself how much I should share about certain things, then editing. I’m having an intellectual discussion with myself about privacy, and I thought maybe I should see how you think about… Read more →

OHM2013 Part 2 – Observing Segmentation, Pedagogy of Discomfort and impromptu Singing

Have you read Part 1? Part 2 will go from exploring hacker mentalities to heckling Pacman players. Bilal Ghalib introduced me to a Hackerspace founder from Beirut, Raja Oueis, just before they were scheduled to talk about Hackerspaces and creativity in conflict zones. As they fiddled around with Bilal’s slides, I talked to Sara, a poet, also from Beirut, who… Read more →

OHM 2013 Part 1

Over the last five days, I’ve been in the Netherlands at the OHM Festival with 3500 hackers, makers and like-minded activists to hack together, learn from one another and try to understand the various perspectives that make up Hacker Culture. I went with a couple colleagues from the MDN to run a few workshops and get a feel for this… Read more →