Public Gifting in Wellington West

Two weeks ago I played a role in a terrific local festival called Taste of Wellington West whose centrepiece is a massive public gifting event. This year 36 different independent local restaurants, bakeries and food shops gave out tens of thousands of free food samples to thousands of visitors throughout the afternoon. It is partly…Read more Public Gifting in Wellington West

Killer Cows and You

Not many people know that cows are killers. Or rather, cow milk. But yes, according to the Canadian Government, the milk that comes out of a healthy cow is toxic and we must at all costs be protected from it. Welcome to the OS2 world. Farmer Michael Schmidt of Durham Ontario is just one of…Read more Killer Cows and You

iDC post #2: DIY: nightmare for humanities, social sciences, media

As previously mentioned, I post regularly to the terrific Institute for Distributed Creativity listserv, and have started cross-posting my contributions there to this blog. Here is yesterday's post, in response to George Siemen's post titled: DIY: nightmare for humanities, social sciences, media. The entire thread can be found here: https://lists.thing.net/pipermail/idc/2011-September/thread.html Hi George, well, first of…Read more iDC post #2: DIY: nightmare for humanities, social sciences, media

Array of Words and The Manilla Street Kid Digital Gift Economy

Last night at the Capital Slam I met a poet who recently returned from several months in the Philippines and Nicaragua. In both countries he gave numerous poetry workshops. Very cool. He is a hard-hitting poet whose piece about the selling of girls into sexual slavery in Asia last night was brutally intense. His name…Read more Array of Words and The Manilla Street Kid Digital Gift Economy