Vicky Knox | 17 Jul 09:12 2014
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SF Local Wiki gentrification editathon <at> Prelinger Library

Hello Historico-curious,

Do you often wonder what historical precedents have contributed to the current housing crisis? How do World War II-era booms weave into current displacement trends? What can the housing overcrowding, racism and displacement of yesterday tell us about today’s realities?

We’re excited to announce that the Prelinger Library has invited us to join them at the end of July for an editathon on gentrification in San Francisco! The Prelinger Library is a private collection of rare books, maps, zines and other ephemera held by Rick and Megan Prelinger, both “appropriation-friendly” librarians. Rick is well known in the film archive world for his fascinating collections of American home movies and for his work with the Internet Archive. Megan is a cultural historian, whose research and writing has ranged from artificial intelligence and information design to city planning and social theory. Megan will be curating a personalized collection of books and ephemera for us to use in our research.

RSVP
Since the library study area is rather small, they have asked that we limit participant numbers. We’ve been hearing a lot of strong interest in this editathon, so in order to accommodate as many people as we can, we will be splitting research times into three groups:
  • Wednesday, July 23rd, 5-8:30 pm (6 spaces)
  • Saturday, July 26th, noon-3pm (12 spaces)
  • Saturday, July 26th, 3-6 pm (12 spaces)
Please RSVP either by emailing me privately or by adding your name to the wiki event page: <http://localwiki.net/sf/Gentrification_editathon>. Sign up for as many times as you'd like to attend, but if the slots get filled you may be asked to go to a less-popular time. Sorry! :P

LOCATION
301 8th Street (near Folsom Street)
Room 215
San Francisco, CA

FUN FACT
The library collection is organized in order of proximity, starting with San Francisco and extending into outer space. :]


Let me know if you have any questions!

Take care,
Vicky
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Karen Coyle | 11 Jul 18:05 2014
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<at> congressedits

There is a new service developed by Ed Summers ( <at> edsu) that tweets edits 
made anonymously from the US Congress' IP range. The twitter handle is 
 <at> congressedits -- and it is very interesting! Especially from the point 
of view of potential conflict of interest. But it also may give, over 
time, a picture of how Washington-related information gets updated in WP.

kc
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phoebe ayers | 11 Jul 00:28 2014
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Fwd: FW: On the Future of Language with Global Lives and Long Now - July 22

Global Lives is hosting a program on endangered languages at the Long Now on July 22, which may be of interest to many on this list. See 

best, 
-- phoebe 


From: David Evan Harris, Global Lives Project <David_Evan_Harris_Global_Lives_P-XDK7GQ62KQo7tRa4sXbB6w@public.gmane.org>
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Subject: On the Future of Language with Global Lives and Long Now - July 22
 

“The limits of my language are the limits of my mind. All I know is what I have words for.” — Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus.

On the Future of Language with Long Now and Global Lives:
 

Experts estimate that a language disappears every 14 days. At this rate, 90 percent of the world’s languages will no longer be spoken by the end of this century, and over 7000 languages will have fallen silent and with them vast knowledge and rich cultural heritage will be lost.

 

Linguistic diversity and biodiversity are closely linked and both are declining at unprecedented rates. Increased awareness of the problem has led to new efforts to document and preserve these languages and cultures.  David Evan Harris (Executive Director of Global Lives) and Long Now Foundation's Dr. Laura Welcher (Director of the Rosetta Project) present a special program about Endangered Languages with very special guest Mandana Seyfeddinipur (SOAS, University of London) for this Interval salon talk:


 

 

July 22, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm - Get your tickets here                                                                                                                             
On the Future of Language with Long Now and Global Lives

Special guest Mandana Seyfeddinipur, one of the foremost experts working to save endangered languages in her role at the The Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project at the SOAS, University of London, joins Long Now's Laura Welcher and Global Lives' David Evan Harris to talk about the importance of documenting and sustaining these languages and how the Global Lives / Global Voices project hopes to be part of the effort.
 

Get your tickets here

 

 



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Pete Forsyth | 7 Jul 20:30 2014
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Wikipedia Barn Raising July 19, focusing on Open Education

Hi Bay Area wikifolk!


Please join us for a "Wikipedia Barn Raising" event focusing on Open Educational Resources (OER). The Barn Raising will happen on Saturday July 19th, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pacific Time, at the Oakland Impact Hub, at 2323 Broadway (near the 19th St. BART station). Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Since 2012, we've been working to strengthen Wikipedia's coverage of OER and related topics. We've worked to build an international community around this goal at conferences, through our online "Writing Wikipedia Articles" (WIKISOO) course, and through the formation of WikiProject Open.

At the Barn Raising, we will focus on improving high-priority Wikipedia articles, and consider ways to strengthen WikiProject Open as a resource for staying connected, learning, and working together. We'll also welcome online participants from around the world, with collaboration tools and scheduled video check-ins.

Registration link:

Barn Raising registration form

Event page:

WikiProject Open Barn Raising


We hope to see you there, online or in person!

Best regards


Sara Frank Bristow

Pete Forsyth

Communicate OER/WikiProject Open


Communicate OER is funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation


p.s. If this message comes through twice, my apologies! I initially sent without a subject line, and I think the message got stuck in moderation as a result. Sorry for the mailing list faux-pas! --Pete

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Pete Forsyth | 7 Jul 20:28 2014
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Hi Bay Area wikifolk!


Please join us for a "Wikipedia Barn Raising" event focusing on Open Educational Resources (OER). The Barn Raising will happen on Saturday July 19th, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pacific Time, at the Oakland Impact Hub, at 2323 Broadway (near the 19th St. BART station). Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Since 2012, we've been working to strengthen Wikipedia's coverage of OER and related topics. We've worked to build an international community around this goal at conferences, through our online "Writing Wikipedia Articles" (WIKISOO) course, and through the formation of WikiProject Open.

At the Barn Raising, we will focus on improving high-priority Wikipedia articles, and consider ways to strengthen WikiProject Open as a resource for staying connected, learning, and working together. We'll also welcome online participants from around the world, with collaboration tools and scheduled video check-ins.

Registration link:

Barn Raising registration form

Event page:

WikiProject Open Barn Raising


We hope to see you there, online or in person!

Best regards


Sara Frank Bristow

Pete Forsyth

Communicate OER/WikiProject Open


Communicate OER is funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation


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phoebe ayers | 6 Jul 09:33 2014
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wiknic tommorow!

Just a little reminder that the Wiknic is tomorrow: 

* Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park 
* 2pmish 

see you there! 

-- phoebe 
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Saehrimnir | 3 Jul 15:20 2014
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Location decision?

OK I am convinced and will be happy if the crowd gets large enough to
make your concerns valid.
Conservatory sounds great can anyone change it to that? Only concern is
it takes quite a while to get to GGPark by public transit. But this is
OK I would have driven most probably anyway. Anyone want a ride from the
east bay? What about the Starting time?
FYI:There is a Lottery because the tables are mainly there for the
people who donate and only a small portion goes into the lottery or even
only the once which are not reserved by donors.

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Saehrimnir | 2 Jul 07:15 2014
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Wiknic

Hi all,

I made an attempt to get this going again by choosing a location this way one does not have to choose between two awesome events. Although some concerns have been risen since then that this could create more trouble than its worth. I just want this to be an event to be enjoyable for as many Wikimedians as possible. Please change the location and or sign up with what you will be bringing.

Looking forward to next Sunday
Many were increasingly of the opinion that they'd all made a big mistake in coming down from the trees in the first place. - See more at: http://www.planetclaire.org/quotes/hitchhikers/#sthash.kwzIvUPm.dpuf
Many were increasingly of the opinion that they'd all made a big mistake in coming down from the trees in the first place. - See more at: http://www.planetclaire.org/quotes/hitchhikers/#sthash.kwzIvUPm.dpuf


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Saehrimnir | 22 Jun 19:52 2014
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Anybody out there

Hello,
this is the lamest mailing list I ever subscribed to and probably the
wikimedian meetup group with the highest moment of inertia compared to
its size (I know physics is not on my side here, but thats OK it never
really is) I have been part of.
Don't get me wrong I know that anyone I met so far in this Community
does some amazing and impressive projects inside and outside of the 
wikimedia universe. And I realize that the fourth dimension is the most
limited and that hanging out with other people at Edithatons has to be
weighted against this other projects. But there is also statistics if it
would take the amount of Editors from more than 7 million Inhabitants to
make a event every other month nothing would ever take place in Germany.
For instance Stephen LaPorte proposed a meetup next saturday a
Edithathon at the Foundation (Stephen is that dead already?) and no one
even looked at the Page.  The Wicnik is 2 weeks away and there is some
interest but neither place nor food wich are at least in my opinion some
important part of an Picknick.
OK enough Rant back to you Silence.

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Vicky Knox | 6 Jun 06:32 2014
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Educational ecosystems mapping party [June 21st]

Hello Bay Area Wikipedians!

Some of you know me through Wikipedia. Others through the Sudo Room hackerspace, and others more through the Oakland Wiki/Local Wiki. It has been a while since I've posted on this list. Hi! :]

Some of you might also be interested in the Mapping Educational Ecosystems Project (MEEP)'s mapping party, East Bay edition. They will be using Oakland Wiki and Local Wiki to highlight local educational resources across intersections of age, space, time and more. Below is the invite!

WHEN: June 21st, 10a-5:30p
WHERE: South Berkeley Public Library // The Internet
RSVP: link below

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I'd love for you to join us for MEEP: Mapping Educational Ecosystems Project's first community learning lab. 

MEEP aims to help solve one of today’s biggest challenges - how to build learning institutions that work for people at all stages of life, from birth until natural death. Our core values are rooted in community informatics and the knowledge sharing revolution, which is at the heart of Oakland Wiki. 

At our lab, we'll map our community's educational ecosystem, its many centers for learning and teaching. We'll also practice cooperative learning techniques such as spatial mapping, visual thinking, and affinity mapping. Our community learning lab is on 21 June 2014 from 10:00 - 5:30 pm at the South Berkeley Public Library. 

As a participant, you'll enrich our community's lens for education and spread the word and worldview of community informatics. You'd also find allies and form natural partnerships with individuals and organizations that promote community learning. Plus, you'll eat tasty treats! 

If you can join us, please RSVP. If have any questions or feedback, please email me.

Paz, Darshan
darshancampos at gmail dot com
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phoebe ayers | 4 Jun 02:47 2014
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great american wiknic: July 6

Hi all,

This is a heads-up that the Great American Wiknic has been moved to July 6; see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wiknic

I think we should have another Bay Area edition! I made a placeholder page here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/San_Francisco/Wiknic/2014

Location etc tbd! Add your suggestions to that page!

-- phoebe

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