The Viridian Design Movement

From: Bruce Sterling []

Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2002 10:40 AM

Subject: Viridian Note 00341: Web NGOs

Key concepts
web activism, non-governmental organizations, conventions, meetings, Cory Doctorow, house party at Viridian Vatican
Attention Conservation Notice:
A whole lot of links and events vaguely having to do with web activism. Cut to chase, come to house party, network, drink some beer.

Entries in the Biofuture Robot Dog Contest:

Laura Sterling
Mark Simpkins <mark*>
Paul Jimenez <pj*>
Giles Turnbull <giles*>
david rice <david*>
Duncan Stewart <stewarts*>
David Bergman <bergman*>
Eric Nehrlich <nehrlich*>
"Matt Jones" <matt*>
Dave Phelan <dphelan*>

"Here's my entry, designed with the aid of my partner, Katie Player. I guess it falls into the 'Adorable Xmas- season Viridian fake dog ads' category. 'What sort of society buys this sort of thing?' Well, ours of course."

Dave Phelan CCIE#3590 ICQ: 50180416
GSM: +44 (0)7740 186987
dphelan* Blog: "It may be the warriors that get the glory, but it's the engineers that build society"
-- B'lanna Torres, ST:Voyager 7.10

This contest ends in four days: September 30, 2002.


The "MetaFilter" collaborative weblog maps the zipcodes of its members in the USA.

"Smart Mobs, the Next Social Revolution."

"Globalthink," some kinda vague, networked, lefty, bureaucratic, menace to all things everywhere.

The military vaporware version. Don't just network live in real-time: blow stuff up, too.

Electronic Frontier Foundation: old-skool ad-hocratic cyberNGO from before it was cool.

Cory Doctorow of EFF is in town. He's speaking here. And he's got a lot on his mind.

Cory writes science fiction. Plus, he is a big wheel in my favorite weblog. He's staying at the Viridian Vatican because we Viridians aid and abet him and his ilk. We ARE the ilk. We exceed in ilkiness.

Source: Art McGee

Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2002 22:08:08 +0000 (UTC)
From: Art McGee <>

NPO/NGO Media & Technology Calendar

[09/17/02 - 12:40 PST]

Networking the Networks:
Public Access Computing in Arizona
Mesa, AZ, USA
September 17, 2002

CivicNet '02:
Build Local Power with Community Networks
Internet, Cyberspace, Universe
September 18-October 2, 2002

Community Connections:
Prospects for Electronic Democracy
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
September 20-21, 2002

Media, Technology, and Social Change:
Broadening the Base, Building the Movement
Boston, MA, USA
September 20-21, 2002

Open Source Content Management
Berkeley, CA, USA
September 25-27, 2002

The Web of Change
Cortes Island, British Columbia, Canada
September 26-29, 2002

Labor's Voices/LaborTech
New York, NY, USA
September 26-28, 2002

Midwest Regional Technology Conference:
Creating A Social Network
Minneapolis, MN, USA
September 27, 2002

Telecommunications Policy Research
Alexandria, VA, USA
September 28-30, 2002

United Nations:
Information and Communication Technologies Task Force
New York, NY, USA
September 30-October 1, 2002

Pull Focus --->
Pushing Forward:
Media Arts Connecting Culture and Community
Seattle, WA, USA
October 2-5, 2002

The New Media
Critical Approaches
Newcastle, Australia
October 3-4, 2002

Dark Markets:
Infopolitics, Electronic Media and Democracy
Vienna, Austria, EU
October 3-4, 2002

Autonomous Media
Tucson, AZ, USA
October 3-6, 2002

Developing Country Access to Online Scientific Publishing
Trieste, Italy, EU
October 4-5, 2002

Break the Media Blackout:
Media Democracy & the Struggle to End Poverty
Philadelphia, PA, USA
October 4-6, 2002

Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility:
Shrinking World, Expanding Net
Cambridge, MA, USA
October 5, 2002

Rural Telecommunications Congress:
Building Demand for Broadband
Des Moines, IA, USA
October 6-9, 2002

Global Congress on Community Networking in the Digital Era
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
October 7-12, 2002

World Summit on Internet and Multimedia:
Bridging the Digital Divide
Montreaux, Switzerland, EU
October 8-11, 2002

Electronic Networks & Democratic Engagement
Nijmegen, Netherlands, EU
October 9-12, 2002

Union for Democratic Communications:
Democratic Communications and Social Justice
State College, PA, USA
October 10-13, 2002

Race in Digital Space 2.0:
Race and New Media Technologies
Los Angeles, CA, USA
October 11-13, 2002

Internet Research 3.0: Net / Work / Theory
Maastricht, Netherlands, EU
October 13-16, 2002

Advancing the Research Agenda on Open Source
Brussels, Belgium, EU
October 14, 2002

Technology Initiative Grant Conference
Chicago, IL, USA
Octber 16-18, 2002

Media Democracy Day
International, Global, Universe
October 18, 2002

Web Design that Works for Everyone
Providence, RI, USA
October 18-19, 2002

Action Coalition for Media Education
Albuquerque, NM, USA
October 18-20, 2002

New Orleans Book Fair:
The Intersection of Art Books, Zines and Print Publishing
New Orleans, LA, USA
October 26-27, 2002

Circuit Riders/N-TEN Chicago Regional Conference
Chicago, IL, USA
October 31-November 1, 2002

IMAGeNation Aboriginal Film and Video Festival
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
November 7-10, 2002

Doors of Perception:
The Design Challenge of Pervasive Computing
Amsterdam, Netherlands, EU
November 14-16, 2002

American Society for Information Science and Technology:
Information, Connections and Community
Philadelphia, PA, USA
November 18-21, 2002

Circuit Riders/N-TEN Boston Regional Conference
Boston, MA, USA
November 19-20, 2002

African Studies Association:
Africa in the Information and Technology Age
Washington, DC, USA
December 5-8, 2002

Technology Tools for Teaching and Learning
San Juan, Puerto Rico
December 8-11, 2002

International Conference on Information Systems:
Virtual Community Informatics Workshop
Barcelona, Spain, EU
December 15, 2002

International World Wide Web Conference
Budapest, Hungary
May 20-24, 2003

World Summit on the Information Society
Geneva, Switzerland, EU
December 10-12, 2003

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