“Our assumption from the beginning has been that this is coming anyway,” Brand said, “so what’s the most benign form it can take?”
Frowny face, Mr. Brand. #techdeterminism
The Mammoth Cometh, NYTimes Magazine
From a couple years ago: Charlie DeTar and I “hacked” the Mood Meter at the Media Lab by putting a netbook in front of the camera which was live streaming the Occupy Portland protest. It then tried to figure out if any of the protesters were happy. Note the above gentleman’s expression.
The Milk Row creative zone — home of the pirateship — was under threat recently from a rezoning plan at the Somerville City Hall. The re-zoning was withdrawn, but we’ve been trying to organize a bit better to be able to meet such threats in the future; the proposal might be revised and re-submitted, for example.
I just did a doodle of the zone, which extends from Church St. to Dane St, Somerville Ave to the railroad tracks, including Market Basket and a bunch of other buildings. Maybe we should make some posters!
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