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Monday, August 14, 2006 - 04:31 PM
Video from the Wellesley Uplift Academy, Aug 7 & 8 2006
"Spherical Accounting: Using geometry to embody developmental integrity"
Licensed under Creative Commons by Anthony Judge
"Simplicity The Art of Complexity"
Ars Electronica Fest, Aug 31 - Sep 5, Linz, Austria
Sunday, August 13, 2006 - 12:55 AM
Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, is aimed at both increasing the quality of food and the quality of care given the land, plants and animals ¬ñ while substantially reducing potential food losses and financial risks for the producers. Fairview Gardens was the second farm on the West Coast to offer a CSA.
The Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens is a California non-profit organization that was established in 1997 to preserve and operate Fairview Gardens. Founded in 1895, the historic Fairview Gardens is considered by some to be the oldest organic farm in southern California, and is now preserved in perpetuity through an agricultural conservation easement.
The Center's mission is to preserve the agricultural heritage of this 100-year-old farm; provide the local community with fresh, chemical-free fruits and vegetables; demonstrate the economic viability of sustainable agricultural methods for small farm operations; research and interpret the connections between food, land, and community well being; and nurture the human spirit through educational programs and public outreach both on and off the farm.
Fairview Gardens offers a "hands on" apprenticeship program, in which apprentices work side-by-side with our field and marketing staff to learn the art and craft of farming through direct experience and observation.
Apprentices are encouraged to keep a journal of their observations and questions and meet regularly with the farm management staff for more formal instruction and guidance. The classes, workshops and other educational programs offered at the farm are available to apprentices at no charge. While the demands of the farm are our first priority, we direct apprentices towards materials, projects, and visits that can round out their experience here.
Certified Organic by Guaranteed Organic Certification Agency, 760-731-0496
"It maybe when we no longer know what to do, We have come to our real work, And that when we no longer know which way to go, We have begun our real journey."
--Wendell Berry, philosopher, poet, essayist, farmer, novelist, and social activist.
Thursday, August 10, 2006 - 02:52 AM
Narrator: Orson Wells | Parable: Warren H. Schmidt
Writer: Sam Weiss| Screenplay: Joseph Cavella
From Human Beings to Human Civilzation, a Complexity Profile
"A schematic history of human civilization reflects a growing complexity of the
collective behavior of human organizations. The internal structure of organizations
changed from the large branching ratio hierarchies of ancient civilizations,
through decreasing branching ratios of massive hierarchical bureaucracies,
to hybrid systems where lateral connections appear to be more important than the hierarchy.
As the importance of lateral interactions increases, the boundaries between subsystems become porous.
The increasing collective complexity also is manifest in the increaseing specialization and diversity of professions.
Among the possible future organizational structures are fully networked systems where hierarchical structures are unimportant."
- The New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI) by Yaneer Bar-Yam
Wednesday, August 09, 2006 - 09:08 PM
Wikimania 2006 eArchive [8.09.06]
Wikimedia Conference, by Jimbo Wales, Eben Moglen, Lawrence Lessig, Judith Donath, Ward Cunningham, Chris Messina, Brewster Kahle, Michael Eisen, Jenny Preece, Mitch Kapor...
• Open-Source Networked Journalism Meets SmartMobs [8.09.06]
MasterNewMedia, by Robin Good
• Credibility and copyrights in the new improved media [8.09.06]
InTheField, by Erik Sundelof (2006 RDVP Fellow)
• Futurism Without Gadgets [8.07.06]
Open the Future (Podcast #1), by Jamais Cascio
• Chance and choice experiences, presencing as community art [8.06.06]
Community-Intelligence, by George Por
• Cell phones: A new tool in the war-zone blogosphere [8.01.06]
CNN, by Marsha Walton
• Can Technology change Social Processes? [7.30.06]
Reuters Digital Visions Program, by Carlos Miranda Levy (2004 Fellow)
• Introducing NewAssignment.Net [7.25.06]
Journalism.NYU.Edu, by Jay Rosen
• Stanford Fellow Imagines Every Cell Phone as Citizen Media Outlet [7.18.06]
PBS, by Mark Glaser
Monday, July 31, 2006 - 02:44 AM
Elephants Dream is the world¬ís FIRST OPEN MOVIE, made entirely with open source 3D modeling, animation, rendering, post-production, interactive creation and playback software (Blender.org). Available in all major operating systems under the GNU General Public License.
however you please, under a Creative Commons license.
Monday, July 03, 2006 - 07:06 PM
Ubuntu is a desktop-oriented Linux-based operating system, freely available with both community and professional support (Debian GNU/Linux). Ubuntu use only free software to provide an up-to-date yet stable operating system for the average user, and available to you free of charge. P.S. Cory Doctorow-- just switched from Mac to Ubuntu.
•Well Known Techies Switching from Mac to Ubuntu (kairosnews)
• Switch to Ubuntu (apress)
Ubuntu is a free, open source operating system that starts with the breadth of Debian and adds regular releases (every six months), a clear focus on the user and usability (it should "Just Work", TM) and a commitment to security updates with 18 months of support for every release. Ubuntu ships with the latest Gnome release as well as a selection of server and desktop software that makes for a comfortable desktop experience off a single installation CD.
The following list covers some of the software components included as part of version 6.06 of the Ubuntu Desktop. Much of it (such as GIMP, OpenOffice.org and Firefox) is considered standard software for the free desktop (see Examples of Free Software).
* GNOME desktop environment and accessories
* Gedit text editor
* GIMP image editor
* Firefox web browser
* Gaim instant messenger
* Evolution email and personal information manager (PIM)
* OpenOffice.org office suite
* Synaptic software package manager
* Totem movie player
* Rhythmbox music player
Most other free software can be obtained from the package repositories through Synaptic or the simplified Add/Remove Programs utility.
Edubuntu is a GNU/Linux distribution designed for use in classrooms, it's also Free in the sense of giving you rights of Software Freedom.
Edubuntu has been developed in collaboration with teachers and technologists in multiple nations worldwide. The primary goal of Edubuntu is for an educator with limited technical knowledge and skill to be able to set up a computer lab, or establish an on-line learning environment, in an hour or less, and then administer that environment without having to have much knowledge on the subject.
Friday, June 16, 2006 - 05:54 PM
1.Whoever is there are the right people.
Everybody has his or her role in the story.
2. Whatever happens is the right thing to happen.
Everything happens for a reason and is there to help us gain more insight.
3. Whenever it starts, it starts.
Magic has its own timing.
It might already start weeks before the [experience/conference] happens.
4. Whenever it stops, it stops.
Don¬ít linger on, when the feeling is too good, nor stay when things that don¬ít work.
Follow the flow.
5. Follow the law of the two feet.
Keep your own responsibility.
You can leave an [experience/workshop] if it doesn¬ít suit you.
6. Be prepared to be surprised.
The soul always leads us to our highest good, but it might be an unexpected journey.
It is also; a concept in urban planning:
* Public space, Urban open spaces and greenways
Sunday, May 28, 2006 - 08:21 PM
THE TEN ADVANTAGES OF CHESS [excerpt 060606]
¬ï Cathedral & the Bazzar ¬ï
¬ï Down & Out in the Magic Kingdom ¬ï
¬ï Free as in Freedom ¬ï
¬ï Free Culture ¬ï
¬ï Open Source Democracy ¬ï
¬ï Open Source Shakespeare ¬ï
¬ï We the Media ¬ï
Sunday, April 30, 2006 - 03:23 PM
Recognizing the rights of both the users and the creators of art, this art show was organized in support of creative works that enable a more participatory culture.
Why is this important?
Just think: where would Disney be if there were no fairy tales?
"Sharing is Daring" is a showcase of new & derivative artworks released under flexible licenses that allow for sharing & remixing.
What is Harvard Free Culture? [[ Mailing List | Blog | Wiki ]]
A group of artists, bloggers, computer geeks, and activists who believe:
A healthy, vibrant culture must continually be improved and refashioned by those who live in it. This requires a thriving public domain and cultural commons that anyone can build upon or reshape. The Free Culture Movement aims to empower individuals and communities to reject mere consumption of culture in favor of participation, to actively critique, create, and innovate in media, technology, and art. To achieve this ideal, Harvard Free Culture seeks to promote open intellectual property policy and channel the power of technology toward appreciation, creation, and distribution of participatory culture.