Please come to our party Thursday September 20th. Thanks to the encouragement of talented friends in the Flickr Community and to WELL pals arto & kayo, we’re hangin’ in the public sector.
Art Siegel (artolog) and I are proud that our photos were selected for display at the California Public Utilities Commission as part of their Art on the Walls program. Kay Hardy (yuzu) encouraged us to apply, and we were accepted. Kay has been amazingly supportive of getting out there.
Please come to the reception:
Art on the Walls
California Public Utilities Commission HQ, at
505 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, near city hall.
Thursday September 20, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
PS… There will be a little after-gathering from about 8:00pm at Olive Bar and restaurant up the hill a bit at 743 Larkin, near O Farrell Street, since there are no libations in the halls of the CPUC building.
Here are all the photos in their original form and full dimensions:
Another very good friend from the Flickr community, Bruce Grant, was responsible for me having printed water images from last year’s “Haunted By Waters” show, which made this easier. Bruce is a great inspiration to me in my flickr and vimeo aspirations.
Thanks Kay and Bruce!
(Hmm. I have been photographing bubbles from a little waterfall on a freshwater stream for Flickr. Not intentional!)
Reading accounts of O’Reilly’s Web2.0 conference and thinking about the social and experiential side of this innovation surge. Tomorrow and Friday I’m going to attend an unconference called Web 2 Point 2 which I learned about from Upcoming.org of course.
I’m curious as to whether this is more of a counterpoint to the Web 2.0 conference, or more me-too. Looks like some of both, protest and emulation, and that seems pretty fascinating.
Looking forward to this!
This is my proposed session: Managing and sustaining online communities for the longer run, especially the evolution of social structures and group needs over time, and how to make business and technical changes in that context. Want to talk about that? There have been recent media stories about social platforms that become fads, and then yesterday’s fads. What do we all know so far?
The prior page includes some ruminating about another issue that interests me, but I don’t want my focus to be too scattered, so if necessary i drop that one.
Also, I got Salon to add The WELL as a sponsor. I’m delighted about that! See you there?
(photography by me) Happy haunting, all.
I am planning to go to Web2point2 next week, for at least part of the event!
My interests — first something i’m thinking of but don’t know much about yet: How do (and should) communities and their social platforms address the modern, more atomized and autonomous web? Are we still looking inward too much with many of our services and platforms rather than tying in fragments of other networks individuals already have built for themselves? What do we do /could we do with the scraps of tagging, rss, bookmarking, list-making and all the other ways people who “sign up for” something tend to indicate that they are part of other things too? Could this become very simple for newbies who seek out group sites? OK, I have nothing but curiosity in this realm.
More realistically, in terms of convening an interesting session, I am concerned about Managing and sustaining online communities for the long run: especially the evolution of social structures and group needs over time, and how to make business and technical changes in that context. There’s plenty to talk about. How do you avoid flavor of the month (or year) dynamics — where “nobody goes there anymore” because a site is considered too crowded, too mainstream, too cliche? What to do about refugees who leave or arrive or create a site together? What has kept you going back to a place for the long run?
I am curious about trends and plans in the former, and most versed in the latter. Both are big, broad areas for discussion. Anybody have a suggestion about how to approach this… Present/faciliate two things? (Noooo!) Lobby somebody else to bring up the first one? Yours if you like it!
Otherwise, how can I be sure to be involved in some way discussions about both of these areas of interest, if both are viable at the conference, without being a pushy person?
(I may edit this and flesh it out a bit, and am tagging it web22talk as I work on that. Hope that isn’t too confusing. I think I’m behaving in a wiki-ish way on a blog platform. Tsk tsk.)