My talk at SXSWi tomorrow morning at 9:30am, on an outer gas giant, in the rain

So, I should have written this post earlier so people knew I was speaking. Tomorrow, Saturday morning at 9:30am I’m speaking with Scott Rosenberg (author of Dreaming in Code and Say Everything) on identity, pseudonymity, fake identities, hoaxes, anonymity, and so on. The title of the talk is How to Be Yourself When Everyone Else … Continue reading “My talk at SXSWi tomorrow morning at 9:30am, on an outer gas giant, in the rain”

Dealing with Internet Drama in Feminist Discourse – SXSWi panel report

The Internet Drama in Feminist Discourse panel was led by Rachel (RMJ) from Deeply Problematic and Garland Grey from Tiger Beatdown. My notes are fairly sketchy. Many people in the room spoke up but I didn’t record everything and wasn’t sure of people’s names. The hashtag on Twitter was #femdrama, and from that tag I … Continue reading “Dealing with Internet Drama in Feminist Discourse – SXSWi panel report”

Feminist Drama and Human Rights at SXSWi

I’m hoping to make it to two panels today on my day pass: Dealing with Drama in Feminist Discourse, and Building Human Rights into your Social Site. The human rights panel will be fantastic as it’s Danny, Jillian York, Rebecca Mackinnon, and Ebele Okobi-Harris talking about ways that companies can be aware of potential problems … Continue reading “Feminist Drama and Human Rights at SXSWi”

Hovering around the edges of SXSW

Hello from Texas! I’m enjoying every second of driving around and talking and seeing things, post oaks, creeks, weird little sheds, retaining walls with junk and painted tiles cemented into them, I love south 1st and brightly painted mexican restaurants, I bought a bag of pastries to nosh on in our room, people were all … Continue reading “Hovering around the edges of SXSW”

SXSWi: Ending Racism with Social Media

Thank you again to Nalo Hopkinson for fixing up my very, very rough transcript! (Nalo I can’t believe you just did that.) And thanks to all the panelists and participants for a great SXSWi session. ****** Can Social Media End Racism? LaToya Peterson (Racialicious), Kety Esquivel (CrossLeft, NCLR), Phil Hu (Angry Asian Man), Jay Smooth … Continue reading “SXSWi: Ending Racism with Social Media”

SXSWi: Fighting online misogyny panel

Thank you!!! times a hundred to Nalo Hopkinson who just now took my rough live transcript and cleaned it up and emailed it back to me so I could post it. Thank you Nalo! You rock so hard. *** That’s Not My Name: Beating Down Misogyny Online Panelists: Cecily Walker (Cecily.info), Ann Friedman (Feministing), Amanda … Continue reading “SXSWi: Fighting online misogyny panel”

SXSWi: Open Source business models

Alan Shimel, Fischer, Levin, Jarrell, Cavazos. Questions and statements from the audience. Alan Shimel: there’s two categories of open source community members: consumers of open source. A company who wants to use open source. using linux, php, to develop their web site. Not developers. The restrictions and licensing issues are less of a hassle and … Continue reading “SXSWi: Open Source business models”

SXSWi: Non-developers to Open Source Acolytes: Tell me why I care

Elisa Camahort is moderating. Annalee Newitz, Dawn Foster, Erica Rios. Annalee Newitz explains the entire complicated insane definition and history of the Open Source movement in less than 3 minutes. Free redistribution, available source, derivative works okay, no restrictions on tech or users (http;//www.opensource.org/docs/definition.php) Licenses: gpl, MOzilla public license, BSD License. Commonly used open source … Continue reading “SXSWi: Non-developers to Open Source Acolytes: Tell me why I care”

SXSWi: Attention panel

Notes on “Every Breath You Take: Identity, Attention, Presence and Reputation”. Christian Crumlish, Ted Nadeau, Mary Hodder, Kaliya Hamlin, George Kelly Christian Crumlish talked about how new cell phones are. Etiquette still developing. How much of your attention can I have? Establish level of communication or mode of being present and paying attention. Maximize or … Continue reading “SXSWi: Attention panel”

SXSWi panel on commercialization of wikis

Here’s some notes on Ev. Prodromou’s talk on commercialization of wikis. (Here’s his slides, which he just nicely emailed to me.) Does commerce belong in wikis?– the wikisphere needs a healthy ecology Supporting a wiki project– out of pocket– donations, grants, govt.– wiki farm. Wikia. Nurturing the wild wiki. Four types of wiki businesses: Service … Continue reading “SXSWi panel on commercialization of wikis”