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September 20 2011

c3o
12:41
Oct 29

Journalismus-Symposium: Learning from Fukushima

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"Wie entsteht in Zeiten der Krise eine kritische Öffentlichkeit? Wie können wir, die Bürgerinnen und Bürger, Einfluss nehmen? Welche Rolle spielt dabei das Internet?" @fin und ich werden hier unser Onlinejournalismus-Projekt Lux vorstellen.
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August 27 2011

c3o
17:29
Rethinking Online News by me and @fin at @cccamp11
Includes a presentation of Lux, our mockup for an article-less news source of the future.
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August 14 2011

c3o
14:49
The Guardian used this cc-licensed photo of my notes from a Seedcamp-in-Silicon-Valley event in an article on this year's Mini Seedcamp London – cool!
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August 03 2011

c3o
10:39
Entertainment for the Braindead playing a living room gig at @fin's birthday party 10 days ago – photo by @eli
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July 14 2011

c3o
12:51
Gestern war ich beim Freiraum-Vernetzungstreffen im Lobmeyr-Hof.
Rund 30-40 Personen haben darüber beraten, wie man das riesige Gebäude, einen schon länger praktisch leer stehenden Gemeindebau mit wunderschönem Innenhof im 16. Bezirk mit neuem Leben füllen könnte.

Ein paar der Ideen: Internetanbindung über Funkfeuer, Werkstätten zur Förderung der DIY-Kultur, ein Nähcafe, Tauschläden, eine Bibliothek, eine Imkerei, Platz für Flüchtlingsvereine, ein Band-Proberaum, ein Parkour-Trainingsgelände sowie freien Wohnraum. Ganz konkret wurden Elektronik-Workshops, Schnittzeichenkurse und Sprachkurse geplant und der Aufbau eines Kinderspielplatzes für die Nachbarschaft mit einer Hüpfburg besprochen.
Es lag Aufbruchsstimmung in der Luft – viele Menschen mit ganz unterschiedlichen Hintergründen wollten hierarchiefrei und selbstorganisiert ihre Energie und Fähigkeiten einbringen um aus einem "Abbruchhaus" (so ein Polizist) einen kreativen Freiraum zu schaffen.

Die Umsetzung all dieser Pläne, die zweifellos das Gebäude und das gesamte Grätzel aufgewertet hätten, wurde jedoch durch die polizeiliche Räumung heute früh unterbunden.
Schon klar – es handelte sich um eine illegale Hausbesetzung: Wer weiß, was langfristig aus den hehren Zielen geworden wäre oder welche Probleme aufgetreten wären? Ich bin alles andere als ein Anarchist und stehe dem Konzept einer Besetzung nicht kritiklos gegenüber – aber nach meinem Besuch vor Ort ist mir unklar in wessen Interesse es sein soll, ein nicht genutztes Gebäude im Besitz der Stadt ohne konkreten Anlassfall und ohne die Bereitschaft zu Diskussionen über eine mögliche temporäre Zwischennutzung räumen zu lassen. Das bringt der rot-grünen Rathaus-Regierung bei mir jedenfalls keinen Sympathiepunkt.

Die Menschen, die im Gebäude übernachtet haben, wollen wiederkommen – doch jetzt ist die Stimmung bereits konfrontativ aufgeheizt und es wird wohl so enden wie andere Besetzungen der letzten Jahre.
Beim Aufbauen und Umsetzen wär ich dabei gewesen, aber ich hab bei weitem besseres zu tun, als mich mit der Staatsgewalt anzulegen.
Sehr schade um all das Potenzial!

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July 12 2011

c3o
19:40
We're here to recruit you [hackers] to combine your superpowers with those of journalists and designers to form an unstoppable alliance that will be ready to replace the function of traditional news sources in society as they die, or disrupt them by doing a better job even before that.
— From the abstract of our CCCamp talk – this was fun to write.
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June 28 2011

c3o
07:50

My Journey Log @ Journey to the End of the Night - San Francisco - June 2011

Oooh, nice tech! As usual, this was great fun:
- The faces of passers-by as 1,500 people take off from a city square at the same time
- Being pursued up and down the steep streets of San Francisco hoping not to be the slowest in my group
- Jumping fences and climbing across construction sites while a co-runner abandons his stuck shoes in the mud 
- Being hassled by fake TSA agents ("please place your dignity inside the bin"), hugging trees, ambushing people with stuffed animals and exchanging sharpie-drawn knuckle tattoos ("BALLS LIFE"!) at checkpoints
- Meeting people while camping out at the bus stop
- Seeing the city from a million new angles
- Losing my phone just before the end :/

June 22 2011

c3o
08:47
This is so me. At that point in a relationship with someone new I'm just not ready for their name yet: I'm focused on handling the stressful situation of introducing myself, and I have nothing to associate their name with yet.
Let's first talk for a while and then exchange names.
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June 15 2011

c3o
04:08
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Half of my day: Speed Geeking at the ReadWriteWeb 2WAY Summit – the other half was mentoring at Seedcamp New York at Google's local offices.
Now four hours of sleep and I'll be on my way to my favorite city in the world.
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June 13 2011

c3o
03:31

Today I saw

- Parents tossing baseballs with their kids
- A dozen couples ballroom-dancing on the pier to some guy's iPod and speakers
- People wearing Puerto Rican flags as capes (there had been a parade earlier)
- Passers-by dancing to a street choir's impromptu performance of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
- A non-heteronormative assortment of intimate couples in the park
- A semi-pro (?) basketball game on a public playground drawing a huge crowd
- And many other scenes of general merriment

It felt like I had stumbled onto a movie set where everyone was an extra in some cheesy rom-com told to act as stereotypically happy as possible.
I think all of these activities might be forbidden by law and/or general grumpiness in Vienna.
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May 04 2011

c3o
00:01
Format 17/2011, S. 78 (snapshot by @lukashoffmann)
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April 12 2011

c3o
22:11

Die Menschentypen der Zukunft | kurier.at

Einmal geht's noch... im Kurier werden aus den "Unternehmertypen" der JW-Studie gleich "Menschentypen der Zukunft"!
So kommt man also in die Medien: Ungefragt in einer Studie erwähnt werden. Wen kümmert dann schon, dass die Information über ein Jahr veraltet ist... ausgerechnet Heute waren die einzigen, die (mit Lukas) Kontakt aufgenommen haben.
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c3o
16:20

April 11 2011

c3o
11:09
Einstein Juniors versuchen sich permanent an neuen Erfindungen. Die Liebe zu ihren Ideen treibt sie voran und animiert sie zum Durchhalten - mehr als das Glanzlicht des wirtschaftlichen Erfolgs oder der Bühne. Sie sind mit Idealismus und Interesse an Innovationen an der Sache.
Beispiel: Lukas Fittl und Christopher Clay, Gründer von soup.io
Kreative Unternehmer: Wiens neue Gründer-Generation - Heute.at - Wien – huh.
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March 29 2011

c3o
13:21
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Metalab on "Sve u svemu" (All in all), national public television of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BHT1)
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March 21 2011

c3o
19:55
EU-TRICONSULT ist die einzige Agentur, die Ihnen aufgrund meines spezifischen Erfahrungshintergrundes [nach elf Jahren als Mitglied des Europäischen Parlaments] direkte Zugänge und persönliche Kontakte zu den Entscheidungsträgern und Gesetzgebern auf europäischer Ebene ermöglicht. Zudem sichern wir mit frühzeitigen Informationen über Vorhaben der EU Ihrem Unternehmen einen Wissensvorsprung und die Möglichkeit der rechtzeitigen Einflussnahme.
Von der mittlerweile offline gegangenen Website der Firma des 62-jährigen Hubert Pirker, der das durch den Rücktritt von Ernst Strasser freiwerdende ÖVP-Mandat im EU-Parlament übernehmen soll. ... Mit der seit heute stillgelegten Firma war der Kärntner, der 2003 das Große Goldene Ehrenzeichen für Verdienste um die Republik Österreich verliehen bekam, zuletzt als Lobbyist für Nord- und Südkorea tätig.
(Quellen: DerStandard, Wikipedia)

Mag jemand eine Demo mitorganisieren?
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March 10 2011

c3o
16:26

What a hackerspace should be

A hackerspace should be a place for people who share a roughly similar mindset – curious, driven, creative, do-it-yourself, more action than talk, nonconservative, not bound by norms and conventions – but apply that to different projects in different ways: open source, hobby projects, activism, art, teaching, commercial startups, etc.

On the other hand, there are countless events and places for people who use the same approach/do the same thing (for example: web startups), but with different mindsets and motivations (passion/profit/glamour/etc.)

Personally, I'd much rather spend time with random creative, passionate people of whatever discipline and persuasion than with random startup people (pitch events, startup drinks) or, say, social web enthusiasts (Barcamp, Twittagessen,...). With the latter the chance is much higher that our mindsets aren't really compatible.

That also means that hackerspaces have to be careful of being overrun by people with very different mindsets, because that kills a lot of positive feedback loops – although that's obviously a delicate balance to strike.

Stuff I kinda knew already, but that became clearer than ever to me today in a conversation with @esad...
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March 07 2011

c3o
01:15
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Ein produktiver Sonntag Abend im Metalab, festgehalten mit unserem neuen Spielzeug.
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March 01 2011

c3o
09:37
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The personal aspect:
A terrifyingly high number of people I like are going through rough times right now. At a loss on how to help when rational arguments didn't seem to be of much use, I tried making a mixtape of songs that I personally draw hope and strength from for one particular friend.

The much less important technical aspect:
So I made a playlist, but now what? Do I burn a CD, which I haven't done in years? Do I just throw a zip file up on RapidShare? While pondering what the modern equivalent of a mixtape could be like, I noticed that almost all songs were on YouTube (a mixture of official music videos, live concert recordings and mp3 uploads accompanying static images). But YouTube's playlist function felt too impersonal as well, and provided no way of including the lyrics, which were very important to me.
So I built this little playlist script that takes a YouTube URL and a SubViewer subtitle file (that I created using an online tool) for each track and formats them into an autoplaying playlist with synchronized lyrics, adding a bunch of flashy CSS3 effects – that some browsers will probably be unable to render.
(Thanks to @jain7th for some design feedback)

I'm not naive enough to think this solves any problems, but if a single person out there finds even the tiniest bit of comfort from this, it'll have been worth the effort. To B. and everyone else: You're not alone with what you're going through. Please don't rob yourself of your future.
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February 08 2011

c3o
12:14

27: Write a Small Review

This. Was. Awesome. My favorite place in the world was full of current, hardly-ever-anymore and not-yet acquaintances. There was food for thought and for the stomach, sad music and happy music, intellectually and emotionally stimulating moments, and just as importantly also fuck-it-let's-dance — at least all that was the intention I hope came across.

Some dear friends performed: When we weren't fighting with Skype, Alex encouraged us to aim for the human singularity (using all human brains to their full potential) before we reach the technological one. @kyrah got us up to speed on what might turn out to be one of the most significant political events of our lifetimes. @boysoprano stood on stage for the first time in his life, and who knew his voice is that good? :). @moep spontaneously decided to show off his newly developed Gameboy music skills. @jooray livehacked great audiovisuals. Ben and his friend Christian made lovely cupcakes. @nex did something or other with DDR in the lounge… sorry, didn't catch it myself so I don't know how much of the initial plan was realized ;)

All contributors I didn't yet know – @claus, Sebastian, Ana, Tomas and Ulrika, all of whom I just randomly emailed (or was introduced to) a few weeks ago – turned out to be most wonderful people.

Late at night, a whole new group arrived from who knows where, started using blue tape like war paint and sang along to the DJ. And even the police came by to party in their own special way ♥

There were some unfortunate tech fuckups and delays, and my shipment of zines didn't arrive in time – oh well.
I'm sure not everyone enjoyed everything on stage as much as I did – I was actually really positively surprised by the interest shown. So many people I only vaguely know listening intently to transhumanist and political talks at what was advertised as a party for lack of a better word? So many people who had never heard her music (beyond a short sample at best) dancing along to Compute? Either of those is unusual, but both with the same crowd?!

It was a "party" designed to also appeal to people who don't usually party all that much, and I think that worked well.
The people I care about seemed to enjoy the night, and that made it so worth the effort!

I couldn't have done it without @oib, @meta, @fin, @kay, @jain7th, @stereotype, Lukas... the folks at Lomo, all the barkeepers including @tomk32, @wizard23, @nickless, @durchzug, @kallaballa and the cleanup team the next day. Sorry for not showing up before Monday morning: I was completely out of order, exhausted like I've hardly ever been after barely three hours of sleep the night before and all the preparations and last-minute things. Next time I'll budget professional cleaning.

"Standing on stage and being able to look at a crowd of people and say 'hey, I by all rights shouldn't be here, but as the result of accepting an opportunity here I am…', I think that's a huge life changer for me." said Dallas in the intro video, and that's how I felt as well. A few years ago I would never ever have imagined I'd be organizing something like this, and that so many great people would show up and enjoy it.
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