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Cool... BoingBoing just posted a link too. Sean Bonner, one of the people in the interview, is a friend of mine and co-founder of Crashspace (Los Angeles Makerspace). Today Sean also announced the Safecast bGeigie World Tour (on Make and Crashspace blog).
The plan is, one bGeigie will make it’s way around the country, from hackerspace to hackerspace, measuring and mapping all the way. For a hackerspace to participate, the agreement would be to drive the device around your city taking a ton of readings, uploading the data to Safecast, and then physically driving (taking readings along the way) the bGeigie to the next closest participant.
I volunteered to drive it around Maui and I'm sure the Hi-Cap guys would do for Oahu too ... they already hooked in with Safecast to do some coding.
Great story on PBSNewsHour doing crowd sourced science collecting radiation (democratizing science). Interviews with hardware designer/manufacturer Maui resident Dan Sythe (who I had the pleasure of having lunch with at the Bioneers Conference) and new MIT Lab Director Joi Ito.
I knew Joi back in the mid 80's when we were both on the MetaNetwork, one of the first, pre-web, online social networks. Joi was based out of Honolulu for a short while circa 1989. When I arrived in HI, he was leaving for Japan where he began activity as a venture capitalist.
Thanks to Doug and John for the great follow-up notes to the Maui Co-working meeting at MRTC. The link below should be publicly readable to unlimited audience.
Maui Co-working Meeting - Public Notes
There is an opportunity to develop the Kihei (MRTC) space and potentially other identified spaces in Maui as well. The conversation is ongoing so please provide comments and feedback.
Back from a week in the Bay Area. On the techie front saw Amory Lovins speak on his new book "Reinventing Fire - Business Solutions for the Green Energy Era" where he makes the business/economic case for his design approaches.
Also visited Maui Tech Hui emeritus Les Vogel at Google in Mountain View (I had forgotten that they are also famous for their cafeteria food) with Maui Maker Mike Drescher. We both also dropped in on Hacker Dojo as per Doug Nelson's suggestion.
How did the co-working conversation go last Thursday?
Reminder that we're convening a co-working conversation this Thursday evening in Kihei. Please come out and share your thoughts!
Evite for RSVP: http://bit.ly/oHkP3l
I am also interested, but will be in SF at Slow Money. Will also follow Tommy Russo's lead and check out Coffee & Power while there. Am sending Doug a copy of the e-mail with notes and recording of the July lunch meeting on the subject.
[cross-posted to Maui CoWorking Group - UPDATED with correct Evite link]
Several of us who have expressed an interest in Maui co-working are getting together on Thursday, Oct. 13 to brainstorm ideas, gather input, and explore possibilities. While the event is taking place in Kihei, and MRTC is hosting, I want to stress that our goal is to come up with a coordinated set of spaces in different parts of the island. Organizations with potential space in Kahului, up-country, and Lahaina are participating in the discussion.
Even if you're not ready to sign up for space at this point, if co-working is something that intrigues you I'll encourage you to come out and join the discussion. We're just getting started, and figuring out where the demand is and what it looks like is an important part of moving forward.
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