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Fresh from #ContactCon in New York, the gang connects with Deanna Zandt (@randomdeanna) and Dorian Taylor (@doriantaylor) to talk about privilege, taxonomies, social media alchemy, and the economics of cultural production.
Notes and Links:
- Christopher Alexander on A Pattern Language
- Deanna Zandt: “we walk in many worlds and belong to none“
- Creative Generalist
- Everything is Miscellaneous
- Prototype theory – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- Native Tongue by Suzette Haden Elgin and Susan Squier
- Dorian Taylor on “Moving Society Past Information Hegemony“
- The Tyranny of Structureless
- Kevin Marks: “taxonomies are a hangover from the physical world“
- Kavin Marks: “says @doriantaylor ‘so I’m working with a directed graph’ ‘you mean a tree?’ ‘no I mean a graph’“
- Kevin Marks: “says @randomdeanna “privilege is a headache that you don’t know you don’t have” @heathr Like having an Apple experience, not Windows“
- Heather Gold: “I just asked: how much of privilege is only knowing one taxonomy?“
- Heather Gold: “‘Real communities are there before you actually need them.’ -@debs #tummel (you can’t parachute in and have ppl just respond)“
- David Graeber “On Playing By The Rules – The Strange Success Of #OccupyWallStreet“
- Kevin Marks on “Emergent Aristocracy“
- Tony Comstock on “Climax Ecology: Learning to See the Forest for the Trees“
- Feministe: Steven Greenstreet proves he’s definitely not a misogynist by making rape jokes
- CyborgCamp2010-SallyApplin | Strange Love Live (Talk Show) on blip.tv
A just-in-the-family episode featuring a deep discussion of the Occupy Wall Street movement with Heather Gold, Kevin Marks, and Deb Schultz.
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TummelVision 62: Andy Carvin of NPR.org on twitter journalism, tummelling the world, and truth-seeking through vulnerability
Andy Carvin (@acarvin) is digital strategist for National Public Radio. He has helped NPR create their pioneering online presence, coordinated multiple crisis camps, and he’s organized the PublicMediaCamp unconference. In recent months, Andy has engaged in a globalized twitter-enabled form of tummelled journalism as he has curated, fact-checked, and shared news from the Arab democratic revolutions (and other international stories).
Heather Gold writes that Andy Carvin may be the most “successful” tummler on the web:
We’ve wanted to have Andy on for some time. I got to know him a while back and noticed how involved he was in the tech community , how open and vulnerable he was on twitter about his own life and things he’s personally coped with and how much he seemed to commit to crisis camps, in which web and IT folks get together and hack on problems to help an ongoing humanitarian crisis, such as the recent earthquake in Japan.
Andy’s commitment and knowledge about the web, community and human rights all converged into a really critical moment for the web on twitter at the end of 2010 as revolution began bubbling in Tunisia. Andy tummeled the hell out of what was going on there on the ground. He then became a key point on the web and for western journalism (possibly beyond the west too, but in the spirit of Andy’s work, we could not verify this so we’re not asserting it). Andy connected first person sources, organizers, social media participants, journalists and many regular folks around the world who just became all of these things as the world was astonished by the organizing and democratic movements that swept through Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Libya, Yemen and Syria.
In doing so, Andy showed by example, how to create community, connect people, verify and ask for verification about news. And rather than just being a digital strategist and community advisor at NPR, he now seems to be a journalist and a story as the web, revolution and tummelling shift what all those things mean.
Enjoy our conversation with Andy!
News and Notes
- The Huffington Pose: Using the seductive and tantalizing tricks of a modern-day courtesan, the new media mogul puts a brave new world under her spell – Hephzibah Anderson in ADWEEK
- Here Comes Everybody – Tummlers, Geishas, Animateurs and Chief Conversation Officers help us listen – Kevin Marks at Epeus’ epigone
- The Human Blog – 2006 profile of Arianna Huffington by Emily Nussbaum in New York magazine
- Conversation is the New Attention – Christopher Fahey and Timothy Meaney at A List Apart
- The “Donahue” app – “Ideas and Experiments in the Art of Presenting”
- Heather Gold on Unpresenting
- My Sarah Jane: Remembering Elisabeth Sladen – Tor.com
At 18:08 in this episode, we starting diving deep into Andy Carvin’s work. Here are some links and stories related to his global tummelling:
- We highly recommend you check out the Chirpstory transcript of twitter conversation during the recording of this episode.
- Twitter and the Anti-Playstation Effect on War Coverage – Zeynep Tufekci (@techsoc)
- Report: “Digital Natives” a Myth – Suw Charman-Anderson at ComputerWeekly.com
- Marshall Kirkpatrick on Apple, Google and other socially awkward companies – TummelVision Ep. 33, Sept. 2010
While you listen, you can follow the smart comments from our lively chat room by replaying the CoveritLive discussion.
If you’re interested in hearing more conversation with Andy, check out the supplemental discussion in episode “62.5.”
After the recording of our “official” episode 62 discussion with NPR’s Andy Carvin, we continued for another 45 minutes of in-depth conversation about his work, deeper themes of connectedness, and some insights on the tools and mobile phone Andy uses in his work.
TummelVision 57: Micah L. Sifry on SxSW, WikiLeaks, national security, and the global transparency movement
Still a little hoarse from SxSW, Heather Gold, Kevin Marks, and Deb Schultz report on their experiences and are joined by guest Micah L. Sifry, co-founder of the Personal Democracy Forum, which covers the ways technology is changing politics, and editor of its blog techPresident. He is the author or editor of six books, most recently WikiLeaks and the Age of Transparency.