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Movie Night moved to February!

Kate Seekings

Hi, all

 

Happy pre-holidays craziness!  I have run completely out of time to organize Movie Night before I leave the country for a couple of weeks (I’m back post-January dorkbot), and have singularly failed to properly ask anyone else to help out (entirely my fault), so…  the best solution seems to be to move Movie Night to February 1st, and start 2006’s Year of Dorkiness then.

 

Many thanks to everyone who has volunteered movies:  I will be responding to you in January, but you’ll all get to show your work – and I really appreciate the offers.  If you have video or movie that you’d like to show or suggest, just let me know and I’ll add you to the Movie Night roster.  

 

In the meantime, my apologies for the delayed Movie Night:  perhaps a dorkbot social at the Elysian for anyone who isn’t too dyspeptic after the holidays might be in order for Wednesday 4th?  I’ll leave that up to you, though – and in the meantime, my apologies again for slipping January’s dorkbot.  I hate to do it, but time has run out L.

 

Have a spectacular holiday season and an equally excellent new year – whenever you celebrate it.  Thank you all for a great run of dorkbots in 2005!

 

With best wishes

 

 

 


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Re: Movie Night moved to February!

Eldan Goldenberg
I think that drinks at the Elysian are almost always a fine idea, and I'm happy to organise.

So, two questions:

To Kate: does the pub want advance notice if one is bringing a large party?

To everyone else: wanna come?  I think it would be a good idea to get some estimate of how many people to expect, and if no-one RSVPs then I'll probably just stay at home, because I don't love the Elysian quite enough to want to spend an evening there on my own.

Happy 22nd of December!

Eldan

On Dec 20, 2005, at 1:40 PM, Kate Seekings wrote:

Hi, all

 

Happy pre-holidays craziness!  I have run completely out of time to organize Movie Night before I leave the country for a couple of weeks (I’m back post-January dorkbot), and have singularly failed to properly ask anyone else to help out (entirely my fault), so…  the best solution seems to be to move Movie Night to February 1st, and start 2006’s Year of Dorkiness then.

 

Many thanks to everyone who has volunteered movies:  I will be responding to you in January, but you’ll all get to show your work – and I really appreciate the offers.  If you have video or movie that you’d like to show or suggest, just let me know and I’ll add you to the Movie Night roster.  

 

In the meantime, my apologies for the delayed Movie Night:  perhaps a dorkbot social at the Elysian for anyone who isn’t too dyspeptic after the holidays might be in order for Wednesday 4th?  I’ll leave that up to you, though – and in the meantime, my apologies again for slipping January’s dorkbot.  I hate to do it, but time has run out L.

 

Have a spectacular holiday season and an equally excellent new year – whenever you celebrate it.  Thank you all for a great run of dorkbots in 2005!

 

With best wishes

 


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RE: Movie Night moved to February!

Christopher Prosser-2
I think Kate's already off the continent. I don't think she gives them a heads up, she just gets there early and stakes out a whole bunch of tables. Anyone else know?
 
We could also do somewhere other than the elysian...but I'm at a loss for ideas.
 
--chris


From: [hidden email] [mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of eldan
Sent: Thursday, December 22, 2005 2:44 PM
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Subject: Re: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!

I think that drinks at the Elysian are almost always a fine idea, and I'm happy to organise.

So, two questions:

To Kate: does the pub want advance notice if one is bringing a large party?

To everyone else: wanna come?  I think it would be a good idea to get some estimate of how many people to expect, and if no-one RSVPs then I'll probably just stay at home, because I don't love the Elysian quite enough to want to spend an evening there on my own.

Happy 22nd of December!

Eldan

On Dec 20, 2005, at 1:40 PM, Kate Seekings wrote:

Hi, all

Happy pre-holidays craziness!  I have run completely out of time to organize Movie Night before I leave the country for a couple of weeks (I’m back post-January dorkbot), and have singularly failed to properly ask anyone else to help out (entirely my fault), so…  the best solution seems to be to move Movie Night to February 1st, and start 2006’s Year of Dorkiness then.

Many thanks to everyone who has volunteered movies:  I will be responding to you in January, but you’ll all get to show your work – and I really appreciate the offers.  If you have video or movie that you’d like to show or suggest, just let me know and I’ll add you to the Movie Night roster.  

In the meantime, my apologies for the delayed Movie Night:  perhaps a dorkbot social at the Elysian for anyone who isn’t too dyspeptic after the holidays might be in order for Wednesday 4th?  I’ll leave that up to you, though – and in the meantime, my apologies again for slipping January’s dorkbot.  I hate to do it, but time has run out L.

Have a spectacular holiday season and an equally excellent new year – whenever you celebrate it.  Thank you all for a great run of dorkbots in 2005!

With best wishes


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Re: Movie Night moved to February!

ShellyShelly
I'm there!
 
I'm also happy to host a sort of BYOB meet and greet at my house, it might be more conducive to conversation.  I live right in capitol hill.
 
I always thought it'd be good to do something like have everyone do a 2 minute introduction at the dorkbots meetings.  (who are you, why are you a dork etc.)  Or, have people wear name tags with a few key words (e.g . music, microcontrollers).  I still don't have enough of a sense of who does what and I've been to a lot of meetings now.
 
Shelly

 
On 12/22/05, Christopher Prosser <[hidden email]> wrote:
I think Kate's already off the continent. I don't think she gives them a heads up, she just gets there early and stakes out a whole bunch of tables. Anyone else know?
 
We could also do somewhere other than the elysian...but I'm at a loss for ideas.
 
--chris


From: [hidden email] [mailto: [hidden email]] On Behalf Of eldan
Sent: Thursday, December 22, 2005 2:44 PM
To: [hidden email]; A discussion list for dorkbot-sea
Subject: Re: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!

 
I think that drinks at the Elysian are almost always a fine idea, and I'm happy to organise.

 
So, two questions:

 
To Kate: does the pub want advance notice if one is bringing a large party?

 
To everyone else: wanna come?  I think it would be a good idea to get some estimate of how many people to expect, and if no-one RSVPs then I'll probably just stay at home, because I don't love the Elysian quite enough to want to spend an evening there on my own.

 
Happy 22nd of December!

 
Eldan

On Dec 20, 2005, at 1:40 PM, Kate Seekings wrote:

Hi, all

Happy pre-holidays craziness!  I have run completely out of time to organize Movie Night before I leave the country for a couple of weeks (I'm back post-January dorkbot), and have singularly failed to properly ask anyone else to help out (entirely my fault), so…  the best solution seems to be to move Movie Night to February 1st, and start 2006's Year of Dorkiness then.

Many thanks to everyone who has volunteered movies:  I will be responding to you in January, but you'll all get to show your work – and I really appreciate the offers.  If you have video or movie that you'd like to show or suggest, just let me know and I'll add you to the Movie Night roster.  

In the meantime, my apologies for the delayed Movie Night:  perhaps a dorkbot social at the Elysian for anyone who isn't too dyspeptic after the holidays might be in order for Wednesday 4 th?  I'll leave that up to you, though – and in the meantime, my apologies again for slipping January's dorkbot.  I hate to do it, but time has run out L.

Have a spectacular holiday season and an equally excellent new year – whenever you celebrate it.  Thank you all for a great run of dorkbots in 2005!

With best wishes


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RE: Movie Night moved to February!

Toby Paddock
>... people wear name tags with a few key words (e.g . music,
microcontrollers). ...
>Shelly

What a cool idea.
Toby


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RE: Movie Night moved to February!

Kate Seekings
In reply to this post by ShellyShelly

That sounds great!  (And Shelly’s house is super too)…  I usually do give the Elysian a call beforehand so they can reserve the big tables at the back, so the RSVPs do help, but at the same time I probably err on the side of caution more than I need to.  The 2 min intros (and name tags) are a great idea:  I’ve been meaning to ask people to stand up at dorkbot meetings and introduce themselves if they’ve talked on the list that week etc. so people get to put names to faces, but I think I only did that once and then forgot for subsequent meetings.

 

Have a brilliant time!  Probably won’t be on email from the 25th through the new year, but enjoy the holidays and have a great meeting!

 

K

 


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Sent: Thursday, December 22, 2005 8:01 PM
To: [hidden email]; A discussion list for dorkbot-sea
Subject: Re: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!

 

I'm there!

 

I'm also happy to host a sort of BYOB meet and greet at my house, it might be more conducive to conversation.  I live right in capitol hill.

 

I always thought it'd be good to do something like have everyone do a 2 minute introduction at the dorkbots meetings.  (who are you, why are you a dork etc.)  Or, have people wear name tags with a few key words (e.g . music, microcontrollers).  I still don't have enough of a sense of who does what and I've been to a lot of meetings now.

 

Shelly

 

On 12/22/05, Christopher Prosser <[hidden email]> wrote:

I think Kate's already off the continent. I don't think she gives them a heads up, she just gets there early and stakes out a whole bunch of tables. Anyone else know?

 

We could also do somewhere other than the elysian...but I'm at a loss for ideas.

 

--chris

 


From: [hidden email] [mailto: [hidden email]] On Behalf Of eldan
Sent: Thursday, December 22, 2005 2:44 PM
To: [hidden email]; A discussion list for dorkbot-sea
Subject: Re: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!

 

I think that drinks at the Elysian are almost always a fine idea, and I'm happy to organise.


 

So, two questions:


 

To Kate: does the pub want advance notice if one is bringing a large party?


 

To everyone else: wanna come?  I think it would be a good idea to get some estimate of how many people to expect, and if no-one RSVPs then I'll probably just stay at home, because I don't love the Elysian quite enough to want to spend an evening there on my own.


 

Happy 22nd of December!


 

Eldan

 

On Dec 20, 2005, at 1:40 PM, Kate Seekings wrote:



Hi, all

Happy pre-holidays craziness!  I have run completely out of time to organize Movie Night before I leave the country for a couple of weeks (I'm back post-January dorkbot), and have singularly failed to properly ask anyone else to help out (entirely my fault), so…  the best solution seems to be to move Movie Night to February 1st, and start 2006's Year of Dorkiness then.

Many thanks to everyone who has volunteered movies:  I will be responding to you in January, but you'll all get to show your work – and I really appreciate the offers.  If you have video or movie that you'd like to show or suggest, just let me know and I'll add you to the Movie Night roster.  

In the meantime, my apologies for the delayed Movie Night:  perhaps a dorkbot social at the Elysian for anyone who isn't too dyspeptic after the holidays might be in order for Wednesday 4 th?  I'll leave that up to you, though – and in the meantime, my apologies again for slipping January's dorkbot.  I hate to do it, but time has run out L.

Have a spectacular holiday season and an equally excellent new year – whenever you celebrate it.  Thank you all for a great run of dorkbots in 2005!

With best wishes


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Re: Movie Night moved to February!

mbd123
In reply to this post by ShellyShelly
> I always thought it'd be good to do something like have everyone do a
2 minute introduction at the dorkbots meetings.  (who are you, why are
you a dork etc.)

Perhaps something like the following would fit the bill:

"Hi, my name is Mike, and I'm a recovering sofrware engineer."

...

"Hi Mike!"

...

And, at the end, we could all recite in unison,

"God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
a soldering gun to change the things I can;
and an oscilloscope to know the difference."

Mike

>  
> Shelly
>
>  
> On 12/22/05, *Christopher Prosser* <[hidden email]
> <mailto:[hidden email]>> wrote:
>
>     I think Kate's already off the continent. I don't think she gives
>     them a heads up, she just gets there early and stakes out a whole
>     bunch of tables. Anyone else know?
>      
>     We could also do somewhere other than the elysian...but I'm at a
>     loss for ideas.
>      
>     --chris
>
>         ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>         *From:* [hidden email]
>         <mailto:[hidden email]> [mailto:
>         [hidden email]
>         <mailto:[hidden email]>] *On Behalf Of
>         *eldan
>         *Sent:* Thursday, December 22, 2005 2:44 PM
>         *To:* [hidden email] <mailto:[hidden email]>; A
>         discussion list for dorkbot-sea
>         *Subject:* Re: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to
>         February!
>
>          
>         I think that drinks at the Elysian are almost always a fine
>         idea, and I'm happy to organise.
>
>          
>         So, two questions:
>
>          
>         To Kate: does the pub want advance notice if one is bringing a
>         large party?
>
>          
>         To everyone else: wanna come?  I think it would be a good idea
>         to get some estimate of how many people to expect, and if
>         no-one RSVPs then I'll probably just stay at home, because I
>         don't love the Elysian quite enough to want to spend an
>         evening there on my own.
>
>          
>         Happy 22nd of December!
>
>          
>         Eldan
>
>         On Dec 20, 2005, at 1:40 PM, Kate Seekings wrote:
>
>>         Hi, all
>>
>>         Happy pre-holidays craziness!  I have run completely out of
>>         time to organize Movie Night before I leave the country for a
>>         couple of weeks (I'm back post-January dorkbot), and have
>>         singularly failed to properly ask anyone else to help out
>>         (entirely my fault), so…  the best solution seems to be to
>>         move Movie Night to February 1st, and start 2006's Year of
>>         Dorkiness then.
>>
>>         Many thanks to everyone who has volunteered movies:  I will
>>         be responding to you in January, but you'll all get to show
>>         your work – and I really appreciate the offers.  If you have
>>         video or movie that you'd like to show or suggest, just let
>>         me know and I'll add you to the Movie Night roster.  
>>
>>         In the meantime, my apologies for the delayed Movie Night:
>>         perhaps a dorkbot social at the Elysian for anyone who isn't
>>         too dyspeptic after the holidays might be in order for
>>         Wednesday 4 ^th ?  I'll leave that up to you, though – and in
>>         the meantime, my apologies again for slipping January's
>>         dorkbot.  I hate to do it, but time has run out L.
>>
>>         Have a spectacular holiday season and an equally excellent
>>         new year – whenever you celebrate it.  Thank you all for a
>>         great run of dorkbots in 2005!
>>
>>         With best wishes
>>
>>         K
>>
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RE: Movie Night moved to February!

Joe Benner
In reply to this post by ShellyShelly
Hi Folks,
So far dorkbot has been a nice, open forum. I for one would find it unfortunate if that changed. I'd like to think that dorkbot hosts all sorts of people with all sort of reasons for coming. The idea of 'having everyone do' just about anything runs contrary to that. It seems to me that if a subset of dorkbot folks chose to wear name badges to meetings or stand up and talk about themselves at opendork that would be, and always would have been fine. I emphasise the idea of 'choice' here. But unless you really are trying to push hard for getting a more homogeneous membership I'd opt for keeping the meetings open.
 
It's been suggested, as recently as at the last meeting I think, that this could be a way to save the shy people from themselves. It looks to me like the vast majority of people who come to dorkbot are adult. And each have our own approaches to doing things and reasons for these.
 
I have a friend who I am sure would love dorkbot, but hasn't attended because he's just not a joiner. It's just not his way. Individually, he's great to interact with. I don't know how great I am to interact with individually, but I'm just not that much of a joiner either. I come to dorkbot much more for the ideas than because its this really swell social club. As part of my life outside of dorkbot I teach classes and have for years. That sort of thing isn't my personal concern.
 
Instituting these sorts of policies, I think will push dorkbot toward being a more exclusive, homogeneous group. That, to me would be a loss.
 
Someone with an alternate view,
Joe B.


From: [hidden email] [mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of shelly@hive-mind
Sent: Thursday, December 22, 2005 8:01 PM
To: [hidden email]; A discussion list for dorkbot-sea
Subject: Re: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!

I'm there!
 
I'm also happy to host a sort of BYOB meet and greet at my house, it might be more conducive to conversation.  I live right in capitol hill.
 
I always thought it'd be good to do something like have everyone do a 2 minute introduction at the dorkbots meetings.  (who are you, why are you a dork etc.)  Or, have people wear name tags with a few key words (e.g . music, microcontrollers).  I still don't have enough of a sense of who does what and I've been to a lot of meetings now.
 
Shelly

 
On 12/22/05, Christopher Prosser <[hidden email]> wrote:
I think Kate's already off the continent. I don't think she gives them a heads up, she just gets there early and stakes out a whole bunch of tables. Anyone else know?
 
We could also do somewhere other than the elysian...but I'm at a loss for ideas.
 
--chris


From: [hidden email] [mailto: [hidden email]] On Behalf Of eldan
Sent: Thursday, December 22, 2005 2:44 PM
To: [hidden email]; A discussion list for dorkbot-sea
Subject: Re: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!

 
I think that drinks at the Elysian are almost always a fine idea, and I'm happy to organise.

 
So, two questions:

 
To Kate: does the pub want advance notice if one is bringing a large party?

 
To everyone else: wanna come?  I think it would be a good idea to get some estimate of how many people to expect, and if no-one RSVPs then I'll probably just stay at home, because I don't love the Elysian quite enough to want to spend an evening there on my own.

 
Happy 22nd of December!

 
Eldan

On Dec 20, 2005, at 1:40 PM, Kate Seekings wrote:

Hi, all

Happy pre-holidays craziness!  I have run completely out of time to organize Movie Night before I leave the country for a couple of weeks (I'm back post-January dorkbot), and have singularly failed to properly ask anyone else to help out (entirely my fault), so…  the best solution seems to be to move Movie Night to February 1st, and start 2006's Year of Dorkiness then.

Many thanks to everyone who has volunteered movies:  I will be responding to you in January, but you'll all get to show your work – and I really appreciate the offers.  If you have video or movie that you'd like to show or suggest, just let me know and I'll add you to the Movie Night roster.  

In the meantime, my apologies for the delayed Movie Night:  perhaps a dorkbot social at the Elysian for anyone who isn't too dyspeptic after the holidays might be in order for Wednesday 4 th?  I'll leave that up to you, though – and in the meantime, my apologies again for slipping January's dorkbot.  I hate to do it, but time has run out L.

Have a spectacular holiday season and an equally excellent new year – whenever you celebrate it.  Thank you all for a great run of dorkbots in 2005!

With best wishes


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Re: Movie Night moved to February!

mbd123
I think the issue motivating it was that the meetings are generally so packed
with content, that there really isn't enough time for people to learn about
others in the group. The self-introduction stuff we were considering doing at
the last meeting would have been entirely voluntary. The goal would be for
people to have a better chance of learning about the activities and interests of
others, leading possibly to such things as collaborations or ideas for future
dorkbots. I don't think it is at all contrary to what dorkbot is. In fact, it is
a way to preserve what dorkbot is, despite huge and busy meetings.

Mike

Joe Benner wrote:

> Hi Folks,
> So far dorkbot has been a nice, open forum. I for one would find it
> unfortunate if that changed. I'd like to think that dorkbot hosts all
> sorts of people with all sort of reasons for coming. The idea of 'having
> everyone do' just about anything runs contrary to that. It seems to me
> that if a subset of dorkbot folks chose to wear name badges to meetings
> or stand up and talk about themselves at opendork that would be, and
> always would have been fine. I emphasise the idea of 'choice' here. But
> unless you really are trying to push hard for getting a more homogeneous
> membership I'd opt for keeping the meetings open.
>  
> It's been suggested, as recently as at the last meeting I think, that
> this could be a way to save the shy people from themselves. It looks to
> me like the vast majority of people who come to dorkbot are adult. And
> each have our own approaches to doing things and reasons for these.
>  
> I have a friend who I am sure would love dorkbot, but hasn't attended
> because he's just not a joiner. It's just not his way. Individually,
> he's great to interact with. I don't know how great I am to interact
> with individually, but I'm just not that much of a joiner either. I come
> to dorkbot much more for the ideas than because its this really swell
> social club. As part of my life outside of dorkbot I teach classes and
> have for years. That sort of thing isn't my personal concern.
>  
> Instituting these sorts of policies, I think will push dorkbot toward
> being a more exclusive, homogeneous group. That, to me would be a loss.
>  
> Someone with an alternate view,
> Joe B.
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> *From:* [hidden email]
> [mailto:[hidden email]] *On Behalf Of
> *shelly@hive-mind
> *Sent:* Thursday, December 22, 2005 8:01 PM
> *To:* [hidden email]; A discussion list for dorkbot-sea
> *Subject:* Re: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!
>
> I'm there!
>  
> I'm also happy to host a sort of BYOB meet and greet at my house, it
> might be more conducive to conversation.  I live right in capitol hill.
>  
> I always thought it'd be good to do something like have everyone do a 2
> minute introduction at the dorkbots meetings.  (who are you, why are you
> a dork etc.)  Or, have people wear name tags with a few key words (e.g .
> music, microcontrollers).  I still don't have enough of a sense of who
> does what and I've been to a lot of meetings now.
>  
> Shelly
>
>  
> On 12/22/05, *Christopher Prosser* <[hidden email]
> <mailto:[hidden email]>> wrote:
>
>     I think Kate's already off the continent. I don't think she gives
>     them a heads up, she just gets there early and stakes out a whole
>     bunch of tables. Anyone else know?
>      
>     We could also do somewhere other than the elysian...but I'm at a
>     loss for ideas.
>      
>     --chris
>
>         ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>         *From:* [hidden email]
>         <mailto:[hidden email]> [mailto:
>         [hidden email]
>         <mailto:[hidden email]>] *On Behalf Of
>         *eldan
>         *Sent:* Thursday, December 22, 2005 2:44 PM
>         *To:* [hidden email] <mailto:[hidden email]>; A
>         discussion list for dorkbot-sea
>         *Subject:* Re: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!
>
>          
>         I think that drinks at the Elysian are almost always a fine
>         idea, and I'm happy to organise.
>
>          
>         So, two questions:
>
>          
>         To Kate: does the pub want advance notice if one is bringing a
>         large party?
>
>          
>         To everyone else: wanna come?  I think it would be a good idea
>         to get some estimate of how many people to expect, and if no-one
>         RSVPs then I'll probably just stay at home, because I don't love
>         the Elysian quite enough to want to spend an evening there on my
>         own.
>
>          
>         Happy 22nd of December!
>
>          
>         Eldan
>
>         On Dec 20, 2005, at 1:40 PM, Kate Seekings wrote:
>
>>         Hi, all
>>
>>         Happy pre-holidays craziness!  I have run completely out of
>>         time to organize Movie Night before I leave the country for a
>>         couple of weeks (I'm back post-January dorkbot), and have
>>         singularly failed to properly ask anyone else to help out
>>         (entirely my fault), so…  the best solution seems to be to
>>         move Movie Night to February 1st, and start 2006's Year of
>>         Dorkiness then.
>>
>>         Many thanks to everyone who has volunteered movies:  I will be
>>         responding to you in January, but you'll all get to show your
>>         work – and I really appreciate the offers.  If you have video
>>         or movie that you'd like to show or suggest, just let me know
>>         and I'll add you to the Movie Night roster.  
>>
>>         In the meantime, my apologies for the delayed Movie Night:
>>         perhaps a dorkbot social at the Elysian for anyone who isn't
>>         too dyspeptic after the holidays might be in order for
>>         Wednesday 4 ^th ?  I'll leave that up to you, though – and in
>>         the meantime, my apologies again for slipping January's
>>         dorkbot.  I hate to do it, but time has run out L.
>>
>>         Have a spectacular holiday season and an equally excellent new
>>         year – whenever you celebrate it.  Thank you all for a great
>>         run of dorkbots in 2005!
>>
>>         With best wishes
>>
>>         K
>>
>
>     ........................................................................
>     .........dorkbot: people doing strange things with
>     electricity..........
>     ..........................http://dorkbot.org............................
>     ........................................................................
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> ........................................................................
> .........dorkbot: people doing strange things with electricity..........
> ..........................http://dorkbot.org............................
> ........................................................................
........................................................................
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RE: Movie Night moved to February!

Joe Benner
Voluntary is a nice idea in this context. The proposal was to 'have everyone
do' this thing. But we have open dork for anyone who wants to stand up and
say - this is me, this is what I do, and I'm looking for people who do...

Interaction isn't contrary to what dorkbot is of course. My notion of
dorkbot-sea would certainly change if interaction was mandated though.

A lot of people hang out and chat after meetings. Does that really need to
be structured?

Joe

-----Original Message-----
From: [hidden email]
[mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Michael Worobec
Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 10:53 AM
To: A discussion list for dorkbot-sea
Subject: Re: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!

I think the issue motivating it was that the meetings are generally so
packed with content, that there really isn't enough time for people to learn
about others in the group. The self-introduction stuff we were considering
doing at the last meeting would have been entirely voluntary. The goal would
be for people to have a better chance of learning about the activities and
interests of others, leading possibly to such things as collaborations or
ideas for future dorkbots. I don't think it is at all contrary to what
dorkbot is. In fact, it is a way to preserve what dorkbot is, despite huge
and busy meetings.

Mike

Joe Benner wrote:

> Hi Folks,
> So far dorkbot has been a nice, open forum. I for one would find it
> unfortunate if that changed. I'd like to think that dorkbot hosts all
> sorts of people with all sort of reasons for coming. The idea of
> 'having everyone do' just about anything runs contrary to that. It
> seems to me that if a subset of dorkbot folks chose to wear name
> badges to meetings or stand up and talk about themselves at opendork
> that would be, and always would have been fine. I emphasise the idea
> of 'choice' here. But unless you really are trying to push hard for
> getting a more homogeneous membership I'd opt for keeping the meetings
open.

>  
> It's been suggested, as recently as at the last meeting I think, that
> this could be a way to save the shy people from themselves. It looks
> to me like the vast majority of people who come to dorkbot are adult.
> And each have our own approaches to doing things and reasons for these.
>  
> I have a friend who I am sure would love dorkbot, but hasn't attended
> because he's just not a joiner. It's just not his way. Individually,
> he's great to interact with. I don't know how great I am to interact
> with individually, but I'm just not that much of a joiner either. I
> come to dorkbot much more for the ideas than because its this really
> swell social club. As part of my life outside of dorkbot I teach
> classes and have for years. That sort of thing isn't my personal concern.
>  
> Instituting these sorts of policies, I think will push dorkbot toward
> being a more exclusive, homogeneous group. That, to me would be a loss.
>  
> Someone with an alternate view,
> Joe B.
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> --
> *From:* [hidden email]
> [mailto:[hidden email]] *On Behalf Of
> *shelly@hive-mind
> *Sent:* Thursday, December 22, 2005 8:01 PM
> *To:* [hidden email]; A discussion list for dorkbot-sea
> *Subject:* Re: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!
>
> I'm there!
>  
> I'm also happy to host a sort of BYOB meet and greet at my house, it
> might be more conducive to conversation.  I live right in capitol hill.
>  
> I always thought it'd be good to do something like have everyone do a
> 2 minute introduction at the dorkbots meetings.  (who are you, why are
> you a dork etc.)  Or, have people wear name tags with a few key words (e.g
.

> music, microcontrollers).  I still don't have enough of a sense of who
> does what and I've been to a lot of meetings now.
>  
> Shelly
>
>  
> On 12/22/05, *Christopher Prosser* <[hidden email]
> <mailto:[hidden email]>> wrote:
>
>     I think Kate's already off the continent. I don't think she gives
>     them a heads up, she just gets there early and stakes out a whole
>     bunch of tables. Anyone else know?
>      
>     We could also do somewhere other than the elysian...but I'm at a
>     loss for ideas.
>      
>     --chris
>
>
------------------------------------------------------------------------

>         *From:* [hidden email]
>         <mailto:[hidden email]> [mailto:
>         [hidden email]
>         <mailto:[hidden email]>] *On Behalf Of
>         *eldan
>         *Sent:* Thursday, December 22, 2005 2:44 PM
>         *To:* [hidden email] <mailto:[hidden email]>; A
>         discussion list for dorkbot-sea
>         *Subject:* Re: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!
>
>          
>         I think that drinks at the Elysian are almost always a fine
>         idea, and I'm happy to organise.
>
>          
>         So, two questions:
>
>          
>         To Kate: does the pub want advance notice if one is bringing a
>         large party?
>
>          
>         To everyone else: wanna come?  I think it would be a good idea
>         to get some estimate of how many people to expect, and if no-one
>         RSVPs then I'll probably just stay at home, because I don't love
>         the Elysian quite enough to want to spend an evening there on my
>         own.
>
>          
>         Happy 22nd of December!
>
>          
>         Eldan
>
>         On Dec 20, 2005, at 1:40 PM, Kate Seekings wrote:
>
>>         Hi, all
>>
>>         Happy pre-holidays craziness!  I have run completely out of
>>         time to organize Movie Night before I leave the country for a
>>         couple of weeks (I'm back post-January dorkbot), and have
>>         singularly failed to properly ask anyone else to help out
>>         (entirely my fault), so.  the best solution seems to be to
>>         move Movie Night to February 1st, and start 2006's Year of
>>         Dorkiness then.
>>
>>         Many thanks to everyone who has volunteered movies:  I will be
>>         responding to you in January, but you'll all get to show your
>>         work - and I really appreciate the offers.  If you have video
>>         or movie that you'd like to show or suggest, just let me know
>>         and I'll add you to the Movie Night roster.  
>>
>>         In the meantime, my apologies for the delayed Movie Night:
>>         perhaps a dorkbot social at the Elysian for anyone who isn't
>>         too dyspeptic after the holidays might be in order for
>>         Wednesday 4 ^th ?  I'll leave that up to you, though - and in
>>         the meantime, my apologies again for slipping January's
>>         dorkbot.  I hate to do it, but time has run out L.
>>
>>         Have a spectacular holiday season and an equally excellent new
>>         year - whenever you celebrate it.  Thank you all for a great
>>         run of dorkbots in 2005!
>>
>>         With best wishes
>>
>>         K
>>
>
>
........................................................................
>     .........dorkbot: people doing strange things with
>     electricity..........
>
..........................http://dorkbot.org............................
>
........................................................................

>
>
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> --
>
> ........................................................................
> .........dorkbot: people doing strange things with electricity..........
> ..........................http://dorkbot.org............................
> ........................................................................
........................................................................
.........dorkbot: people doing strange things with electricity..........
..........................http://dorkbot.org............................
........................................................................

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RE: Movie Night moved to February!

KE5FX
Noooo... everybody should be required to carry one of these!
http://www6.cnn.com/WORLD/asiapcf/9806/07/fringe/japan.lovegety/

Except it'll need to be updated with RFID support.

-- john

> -----Original Message-----
> From: [hidden email]
> [mailto:[hidden email]]On Behalf Of Joe Benner
> Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 11:08 AM
> To: 'A discussion list for dorkbot-sea'
> Subject: RE: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!
>
>
> Voluntary is a nice idea in this context. The proposal was to
> 'have everyone
> do' this thing. But we have open dork for anyone who wants to stand up and
> say - this is me, this is what I do, and I'm looking for people who do...
>
> Interaction isn't contrary to what dorkbot is of course. My notion of
> dorkbot-sea would certainly change if interaction was mandated though.
>
> A lot of people hang out and chat after meetings. Does that really need to
> be structured?
>
> Joe
>

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RE: Movie Night moved to February!

Joe McCarthy
FWIW, I recently encountered a modern-day US variation on the LoveGety:

http://gumption.typepad.com/blog/2006/02/locks_and_keys_.html

Speaking of RFID support, I would be very interested in people's views about
whether / how the proactive display enabled attendees at Wednesday's meeting
to "introduce" themselves in a somewhat more ambient way.

We are grateful to those who have already taken the time to respond to our
short online survey (http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=588661853307), and
would like to encourage others who have not yet done so to help us
understand whether / how this kind of RFID-enabled technology helped people
connect at the last dorkbot, and/or how it might fit in to other
dorkbot[-like] events in the future.

Thanks!

Joe.
----------
Joe McCarthy
[hidden email]
http://interrelativity.com
"Helping people relate"
http://gumption.typepad.com/blog
 

-----Original Message-----
From: [hidden email]
[mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of John Miles
Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 11:26 AM
To: A discussion list for dorkbot-sea
Subject: RE: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!

Noooo... everybody should be required to carry one of these!
http://www6.cnn.com/WORLD/asiapcf/9806/07/fringe/japan.lovegety/

Except it'll need to be updated with RFID support.

-- john

> -----Original Message-----
> From: [hidden email]
> [mailto:[hidden email]]On Behalf Of Joe Benner
> Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 11:08 AM
> To: 'A discussion list for dorkbot-sea'
> Subject: RE: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!
>
>
> Voluntary is a nice idea in this context. The proposal was to
> 'have everyone
> do' this thing. But we have open dork for anyone who wants to stand up and
> say - this is me, this is what I do, and I'm looking for people who do...
>
> Interaction isn't contrary to what dorkbot is of course. My notion of
> dorkbot-sea would certainly change if interaction was mandated though.
>
> A lot of people hang out and chat after meetings. Does that really need to
> be structured?
>
> Joe
>

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RE: Movie Night moved to February!

Kate Seekings
In reply to this post by Joe Benner
I don't think I've ever heard a 'have everyone do' suggestion for a main
dorkbot meeting, though I may well have missed it, and I don't think anyone
would suggest structuring interaction time beyond various voluntary
exercises - from open dork to 'who am I and why am I dorktistic' - that
would all be entirely optional.  I do think that it'd be great to broaden
interactions, and it took nearly 2 years to get people to feel comfortable
with doing Open Dork sessions (Christopher Prosser was one of the first to
break the ice), so I'm happy for us to be open to trying new things ;]

K

-----Original Message-----
From: [hidden email]
[mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Joe Benner
Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 11:08 AM
To: 'A discussion list for dorkbot-sea'
Subject: RE: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!

Voluntary is a nice idea in this context. The proposal was to 'have everyone
do' this thing. But we have open dork for anyone who wants to stand up and
say - this is me, this is what I do, and I'm looking for people who do...

Interaction isn't contrary to what dorkbot is of course. My notion of
dorkbot-sea would certainly change if interaction was mandated though.

A lot of people hang out and chat after meetings. Does that really need to
be structured?

Joe

-----Original Message-----
From: [hidden email]
[mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Michael Worobec
Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 10:53 AM
To: A discussion list for dorkbot-sea
Subject: Re: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!

I think the issue motivating it was that the meetings are generally so
packed with content, that there really isn't enough time for people to learn
about others in the group. The self-introduction stuff we were considering
doing at the last meeting would have been entirely voluntary. The goal would
be for people to have a better chance of learning about the activities and
interests of others, leading possibly to such things as collaborations or
ideas for future dorkbots. I don't think it is at all contrary to what
dorkbot is. In fact, it is a way to preserve what dorkbot is, despite huge
and busy meetings.

Mike

Joe Benner wrote:

> Hi Folks,
> So far dorkbot has been a nice, open forum. I for one would find it
> unfortunate if that changed. I'd like to think that dorkbot hosts all
> sorts of people with all sort of reasons for coming. The idea of
> 'having everyone do' just about anything runs contrary to that. It
> seems to me that if a subset of dorkbot folks chose to wear name
> badges to meetings or stand up and talk about themselves at opendork
> that would be, and always would have been fine. I emphasise the idea
> of 'choice' here. But unless you really are trying to push hard for
> getting a more homogeneous membership I'd opt for keeping the meetings
open.

>  
> It's been suggested, as recently as at the last meeting I think, that
> this could be a way to save the shy people from themselves. It looks
> to me like the vast majority of people who come to dorkbot are adult.
> And each have our own approaches to doing things and reasons for these.
>  
> I have a friend who I am sure would love dorkbot, but hasn't attended
> because he's just not a joiner. It's just not his way. Individually,
> he's great to interact with. I don't know how great I am to interact
> with individually, but I'm just not that much of a joiner either. I
> come to dorkbot much more for the ideas than because its this really
> swell social club. As part of my life outside of dorkbot I teach
> classes and have for years. That sort of thing isn't my personal concern.
>  
> Instituting these sorts of policies, I think will push dorkbot toward
> being a more exclusive, homogeneous group. That, to me would be a loss.
>  
> Someone with an alternate view,
> Joe B.
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> --
> *From:* [hidden email]
> [mailto:[hidden email]] *On Behalf Of
> *shelly@hive-mind
> *Sent:* Thursday, December 22, 2005 8:01 PM
> *To:* [hidden email]; A discussion list for dorkbot-sea
> *Subject:* Re: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!
>
> I'm there!
>  
> I'm also happy to host a sort of BYOB meet and greet at my house, it
> might be more conducive to conversation.  I live right in capitol hill.
>  
> I always thought it'd be good to do something like have everyone do a
> 2 minute introduction at the dorkbots meetings.  (who are you, why are
> you a dork etc.)  Or, have people wear name tags with a few key words (e.g
.

> music, microcontrollers).  I still don't have enough of a sense of who
> does what and I've been to a lot of meetings now.
>  
> Shelly
>
>  
> On 12/22/05, *Christopher Prosser* <[hidden email]
> <mailto:[hidden email]>> wrote:
>
>     I think Kate's already off the continent. I don't think she gives
>     them a heads up, she just gets there early and stakes out a whole
>     bunch of tables. Anyone else know?
>      
>     We could also do somewhere other than the elysian...but I'm at a
>     loss for ideas.
>      
>     --chris
>
>
------------------------------------------------------------------------

>         *From:* [hidden email]
>         <mailto:[hidden email]> [mailto:
>         [hidden email]
>         <mailto:[hidden email]>] *On Behalf Of
>         *eldan
>         *Sent:* Thursday, December 22, 2005 2:44 PM
>         *To:* [hidden email] <mailto:[hidden email]>; A
>         discussion list for dorkbot-sea
>         *Subject:* Re: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!
>
>          
>         I think that drinks at the Elysian are almost always a fine
>         idea, and I'm happy to organise.
>
>          
>         So, two questions:
>
>          
>         To Kate: does the pub want advance notice if one is bringing a
>         large party?
>
>          
>         To everyone else: wanna come?  I think it would be a good idea
>         to get some estimate of how many people to expect, and if no-one
>         RSVPs then I'll probably just stay at home, because I don't love
>         the Elysian quite enough to want to spend an evening there on my
>         own.
>
>          
>         Happy 22nd of December!
>
>          
>         Eldan
>
>         On Dec 20, 2005, at 1:40 PM, Kate Seekings wrote:
>
>>         Hi, all
>>
>>         Happy pre-holidays craziness!  I have run completely out of
>>         time to organize Movie Night before I leave the country for a
>>         couple of weeks (I'm back post-January dorkbot), and have
>>         singularly failed to properly ask anyone else to help out
>>         (entirely my fault), so.  the best solution seems to be to
>>         move Movie Night to February 1st, and start 2006's Year of
>>         Dorkiness then.
>>
>>         Many thanks to everyone who has volunteered movies:  I will be
>>         responding to you in January, but you'll all get to show your
>>         work - and I really appreciate the offers.  If you have video
>>         or movie that you'd like to show or suggest, just let me know
>>         and I'll add you to the Movie Night roster.  
>>
>>         In the meantime, my apologies for the delayed Movie Night:
>>         perhaps a dorkbot social at the Elysian for anyone who isn't
>>         too dyspeptic after the holidays might be in order for
>>         Wednesday 4 ^th ?  I'll leave that up to you, though - and in
>>         the meantime, my apologies again for slipping January's
>>         dorkbot.  I hate to do it, but time has run out L.
>>
>>         Have a spectacular holiday season and an equally excellent new
>>         year - whenever you celebrate it.  Thank you all for a great
>>         run of dorkbots in 2005!
>>
>>         With best wishes
>>
>>         K
>>
>
>
........................................................................
>     .........dorkbot: people doing strange things with
>     electricity..........
>
..........................http://dorkbot.org............................
>
........................................................................

>
>
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> --
>
> ........................................................................
> .........dorkbot: people doing strange things with electricity..........
> ..........................http://dorkbot.org............................
> ........................................................................
........................................................................
.........dorkbot: people doing strange things with electricity..........
..........................http://dorkbot.org............................
........................................................................

........................................................................
.........dorkbot: people doing strange things with electricity..........
..........................http://dorkbot.org............................
........................................................................

........................................................................
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..........................http://dorkbot.org............................
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RE: Movie Night moved to February!

Joe Benner
Um, well, I was quoting from the suggestion. It sounds to me like you and I
are in agreement. So, thanks for uh, backing me up? ;-)

JB
 

-----Original Message-----
From: [hidden email]
[mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Kate Seekings
Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 4:22 PM
To: 'A discussion list for dorkbot-sea'
Subject: RE: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!

I don't think I've ever heard a 'have everyone do' suggestion for a main
dorkbot meeting, though I may well have missed it, and I don't think anyone
would suggest structuring interaction time beyond various voluntary
exercises - from open dork to 'who am I and why am I dorktistic' - that
would all be entirely optional.  I do think that it'd be great to broaden
interactions, and it took nearly 2 years to get people to feel comfortable
with doing Open Dork sessions (Christopher Prosser was one of the first to
break the ice), so I'm happy for us to be open to trying new things ;]

K

-----Original Message-----
From: [hidden email]
[mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Joe Benner
Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 11:08 AM
To: 'A discussion list for dorkbot-sea'
Subject: RE: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!

Voluntary is a nice idea in this context. The proposal was to 'have everyone
do' this thing. But we have open dork for anyone who wants to stand up and
say - this is me, this is what I do, and I'm looking for people who do...

Interaction isn't contrary to what dorkbot is of course. My notion of
dorkbot-sea would certainly change if interaction was mandated though.

A lot of people hang out and chat after meetings. Does that really need to
be structured?

Joe

-----Original Message-----
From: [hidden email]
[mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Michael Worobec
Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 10:53 AM
To: A discussion list for dorkbot-sea
Subject: Re: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!

I think the issue motivating it was that the meetings are generally so
packed with content, that there really isn't enough time for people to learn
about others in the group. The self-introduction stuff we were considering
doing at the last meeting would have been entirely voluntary. The goal would
be for people to have a better chance of learning about the activities and
interests of others, leading possibly to such things as collaborations or
ideas for future dorkbots. I don't think it is at all contrary to what
dorkbot is. In fact, it is a way to preserve what dorkbot is, despite huge
and busy meetings.

Mike

Joe Benner wrote:

> Hi Folks,
> So far dorkbot has been a nice, open forum. I for one would find it
> unfortunate if that changed. I'd like to think that dorkbot hosts all
> sorts of people with all sort of reasons for coming. The idea of
> 'having everyone do' just about anything runs contrary to that. It
> seems to me that if a subset of dorkbot folks chose to wear name
> badges to meetings or stand up and talk about themselves at opendork
> that would be, and always would have been fine. I emphasise the idea
> of 'choice' here. But unless you really are trying to push hard for
> getting a more homogeneous membership I'd opt for keeping the meetings
open.

>  
> It's been suggested, as recently as at the last meeting I think, that
> this could be a way to save the shy people from themselves. It looks
> to me like the vast majority of people who come to dorkbot are adult.
> And each have our own approaches to doing things and reasons for these.
>  
> I have a friend who I am sure would love dorkbot, but hasn't attended
> because he's just not a joiner. It's just not his way. Individually,
> he's great to interact with. I don't know how great I am to interact
> with individually, but I'm just not that much of a joiner either. I
> come to dorkbot much more for the ideas than because its this really
> swell social club. As part of my life outside of dorkbot I teach
> classes and have for years. That sort of thing isn't my personal concern.
>  
> Instituting these sorts of policies, I think will push dorkbot toward
> being a more exclusive, homogeneous group. That, to me would be a loss.
>  
> Someone with an alternate view,
> Joe B.
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> --
> *From:* [hidden email]
> [mailto:[hidden email]] *On Behalf Of
> *shelly@hive-mind
> *Sent:* Thursday, December 22, 2005 8:01 PM
> *To:* [hidden email]; A discussion list for dorkbot-sea
> *Subject:* Re: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!
>
> I'm there!
>  
> I'm also happy to host a sort of BYOB meet and greet at my house, it
> might be more conducive to conversation.  I live right in capitol hill.
>  
> I always thought it'd be good to do something like have everyone do a
> 2 minute introduction at the dorkbots meetings.  (who are you, why are
> you a dork etc.)  Or, have people wear name tags with a few key words
> (e.g
.

> music, microcontrollers).  I still don't have enough of a sense of who
> does what and I've been to a lot of meetings now.
>  
> Shelly
>
>  
> On 12/22/05, *Christopher Prosser* <[hidden email]
> <mailto:[hidden email]>> wrote:
>
>     I think Kate's already off the continent. I don't think she gives
>     them a heads up, she just gets there early and stakes out a whole
>     bunch of tables. Anyone else know?
>      
>     We could also do somewhere other than the elysian...but I'm at a
>     loss for ideas.
>      
>     --chris
>
>
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>         *From:* [hidden email]
>         <mailto:[hidden email]> [mailto:
>         [hidden email]
>         <mailto:[hidden email]>] *On Behalf Of
>         *eldan
>         *Sent:* Thursday, December 22, 2005 2:44 PM
>         *To:* [hidden email] <mailto:[hidden email]>; A
>         discussion list for dorkbot-sea
>         *Subject:* Re: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!
>
>          
>         I think that drinks at the Elysian are almost always a fine
>         idea, and I'm happy to organise.
>
>          
>         So, two questions:
>
>          
>         To Kate: does the pub want advance notice if one is bringing a
>         large party?
>
>          
>         To everyone else: wanna come?  I think it would be a good idea
>         to get some estimate of how many people to expect, and if no-one
>         RSVPs then I'll probably just stay at home, because I don't love
>         the Elysian quite enough to want to spend an evening there on my
>         own.
>
>          
>         Happy 22nd of December!
>
>          
>         Eldan
>
>         On Dec 20, 2005, at 1:40 PM, Kate Seekings wrote:
>
>>         Hi, all
>>
>>         Happy pre-holidays craziness!  I have run completely out of
>>         time to organize Movie Night before I leave the country for a
>>         couple of weeks (I'm back post-January dorkbot), and have
>>         singularly failed to properly ask anyone else to help out
>>         (entirely my fault), so.  the best solution seems to be to
>>         move Movie Night to February 1st, and start 2006's Year of
>>         Dorkiness then.
>>
>>         Many thanks to everyone who has volunteered movies:  I will be
>>         responding to you in January, but you'll all get to show your
>>         work - and I really appreciate the offers.  If you have video
>>         or movie that you'd like to show or suggest, just let me know
>>         and I'll add you to the Movie Night roster.  
>>
>>         In the meantime, my apologies for the delayed Movie Night:
>>         perhaps a dorkbot social at the Elysian for anyone who isn't
>>         too dyspeptic after the holidays might be in order for
>>         Wednesday 4 ^th ?  I'll leave that up to you, though - and in
>>         the meantime, my apologies again for slipping January's
>>         dorkbot.  I hate to do it, but time has run out L.
>>
>>         Have a spectacular holiday season and an equally excellent new
>>         year - whenever you celebrate it.  Thank you all for a great
>>         run of dorkbots in 2005!
>>
>>         With best wishes
>>
>>         K
>>
>
>
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>     .........dorkbot: people doing strange things with
>     electricity..........
>
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>
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>
>
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> --
>
> ........................................................................
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> ..........................http://dorkbot.org............................
> ........................................................................
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RE: Movie Night moved to February!

Kate Seekings
Aha - I see:  I'd read the same suggestions without ever thinking that the
person writing intended them to be compulsory, but it does seem we're all in
agreement over implementation (if not over interpretation) ;].

K

-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Benner [mailto:[hidden email]]
Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 9:43 PM
To: [hidden email]; 'A discussion list for dorkbot-sea'
Subject: RE: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!

Um, well, I was quoting from the suggestion. It sounds to me like you and I
are in agreement. So, thanks for uh, backing me up? ;-)

JB
 

-----Original Message-----
From: [hidden email]
[mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Kate Seekings
Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 4:22 PM
To: 'A discussion list for dorkbot-sea'
Subject: RE: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!

I don't think I've ever heard a 'have everyone do' suggestion for a main
dorkbot meeting, though I may well have missed it, and I don't think anyone
would suggest structuring interaction time beyond various voluntary
exercises - from open dork to 'who am I and why am I dorktistic' - that
would all be entirely optional.  I do think that it'd be great to broaden
interactions, and it took nearly 2 years to get people to feel comfortable
with doing Open Dork sessions (Christopher Prosser was one of the first to
break the ice), so I'm happy for us to be open to trying new things ;]

K

-----Original Message-----
From: [hidden email]
[mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Joe Benner
Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 11:08 AM
To: 'A discussion list for dorkbot-sea'
Subject: RE: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!

Voluntary is a nice idea in this context. The proposal was to 'have everyone
do' this thing. But we have open dork for anyone who wants to stand up and
say - this is me, this is what I do, and I'm looking for people who do...

Interaction isn't contrary to what dorkbot is of course. My notion of
dorkbot-sea would certainly change if interaction was mandated though.

A lot of people hang out and chat after meetings. Does that really need to
be structured?

Joe

-----Original Message-----
From: [hidden email]
[mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Michael Worobec
Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 10:53 AM
To: A discussion list for dorkbot-sea
Subject: Re: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!

I think the issue motivating it was that the meetings are generally so
packed with content, that there really isn't enough time for people to learn
about others in the group. The self-introduction stuff we were considering
doing at the last meeting would have been entirely voluntary. The goal would
be for people to have a better chance of learning about the activities and
interests of others, leading possibly to such things as collaborations or
ideas for future dorkbots. I don't think it is at all contrary to what
dorkbot is. In fact, it is a way to preserve what dorkbot is, despite huge
and busy meetings.

Mike

Joe Benner wrote:

> Hi Folks,
> So far dorkbot has been a nice, open forum. I for one would find it
> unfortunate if that changed. I'd like to think that dorkbot hosts all
> sorts of people with all sort of reasons for coming. The idea of
> 'having everyone do' just about anything runs contrary to that. It
> seems to me that if a subset of dorkbot folks chose to wear name
> badges to meetings or stand up and talk about themselves at opendork
> that would be, and always would have been fine. I emphasise the idea
> of 'choice' here. But unless you really are trying to push hard for
> getting a more homogeneous membership I'd opt for keeping the meetings
open.

>  
> It's been suggested, as recently as at the last meeting I think, that
> this could be a way to save the shy people from themselves. It looks
> to me like the vast majority of people who come to dorkbot are adult.
> And each have our own approaches to doing things and reasons for these.
>  
> I have a friend who I am sure would love dorkbot, but hasn't attended
> because he's just not a joiner. It's just not his way. Individually,
> he's great to interact with. I don't know how great I am to interact
> with individually, but I'm just not that much of a joiner either. I
> come to dorkbot much more for the ideas than because its this really
> swell social club. As part of my life outside of dorkbot I teach
> classes and have for years. That sort of thing isn't my personal concern.
>  
> Instituting these sorts of policies, I think will push dorkbot toward
> being a more exclusive, homogeneous group. That, to me would be a loss.
>  
> Someone with an alternate view,
> Joe B.
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> --
> *From:* [hidden email]
> [mailto:[hidden email]] *On Behalf Of
> *shelly@hive-mind
> *Sent:* Thursday, December 22, 2005 8:01 PM
> *To:* [hidden email]; A discussion list for dorkbot-sea
> *Subject:* Re: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!
>
> I'm there!
>  
> I'm also happy to host a sort of BYOB meet and greet at my house, it
> might be more conducive to conversation.  I live right in capitol hill.
>  
> I always thought it'd be good to do something like have everyone do a
> 2 minute introduction at the dorkbots meetings.  (who are you, why are
> you a dork etc.)  Or, have people wear name tags with a few key words
> (e.g
.

> music, microcontrollers).  I still don't have enough of a sense of who
> does what and I've been to a lot of meetings now.
>  
> Shelly
>
>  
> On 12/22/05, *Christopher Prosser* <[hidden email]
> <mailto:[hidden email]>> wrote:
>
>     I think Kate's already off the continent. I don't think she gives
>     them a heads up, she just gets there early and stakes out a whole
>     bunch of tables. Anyone else know?
>      
>     We could also do somewhere other than the elysian...but I'm at a
>     loss for ideas.
>      
>     --chris
>
>
------------------------------------------------------------------------

>         *From:* [hidden email]
>         <mailto:[hidden email]> [mailto:
>         [hidden email]
>         <mailto:[hidden email]>] *On Behalf Of
>         *eldan
>         *Sent:* Thursday, December 22, 2005 2:44 PM
>         *To:* [hidden email] <mailto:[hidden email]>; A
>         discussion list for dorkbot-sea
>         *Subject:* Re: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!
>
>          
>         I think that drinks at the Elysian are almost always a fine
>         idea, and I'm happy to organise.
>
>          
>         So, two questions:
>
>          
>         To Kate: does the pub want advance notice if one is bringing a
>         large party?
>
>          
>         To everyone else: wanna come?  I think it would be a good idea
>         to get some estimate of how many people to expect, and if no-one
>         RSVPs then I'll probably just stay at home, because I don't love
>         the Elysian quite enough to want to spend an evening there on my
>         own.
>
>          
>         Happy 22nd of December!
>
>          
>         Eldan
>
>         On Dec 20, 2005, at 1:40 PM, Kate Seekings wrote:
>
>>         Hi, all
>>
>>         Happy pre-holidays craziness!  I have run completely out of
>>         time to organize Movie Night before I leave the country for a
>>         couple of weeks (I'm back post-January dorkbot), and have
>>         singularly failed to properly ask anyone else to help out
>>         (entirely my fault), so.  the best solution seems to be to
>>         move Movie Night to February 1st, and start 2006's Year of
>>         Dorkiness then.
>>
>>         Many thanks to everyone who has volunteered movies:  I will be
>>         responding to you in January, but you'll all get to show your
>>         work - and I really appreciate the offers.  If you have video
>>         or movie that you'd like to show or suggest, just let me know
>>         and I'll add you to the Movie Night roster.  
>>
>>         In the meantime, my apologies for the delayed Movie Night:
>>         perhaps a dorkbot social at the Elysian for anyone who isn't
>>         too dyspeptic after the holidays might be in order for
>>         Wednesday 4 ^th ?  I'll leave that up to you, though - and in
>>         the meantime, my apologies again for slipping January's
>>         dorkbot.  I hate to do it, but time has run out L.
>>
>>         Have a spectacular holiday season and an equally excellent new
>>         year - whenever you celebrate it.  Thank you all for a great
>>         run of dorkbots in 2005!
>>
>>         With best wishes
>>
>>         K
>>
>
>
........................................................................
>     .........dorkbot: people doing strange things with
>     electricity..........
>
..........................http://dorkbot.org............................
>
........................................................................

>
>
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> --
>
> ........................................................................
> .........dorkbot: people doing strange things with electricity..........
> ..........................http://dorkbot.org............................
> ........................................................................
........................................................................
.........dorkbot: people doing strange things with electricity..........
..........................http://dorkbot.org............................
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.........dorkbot: people doing strange things with electricity..........
..........................http://dorkbot.org............................
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.........dorkbot: people doing strange things with electricity..........
..........................http://dorkbot.org............................
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Re: Movie Night moved to February!

ShellyShelly
If our goal is to accelerate the development of innovative work by fostering collaborations between people then it's important to incorporate into the meetings opportunities for people to get to know each other more, increase awareness of each other's interests and areas of expertise, etc., as opposed to focusing entirely on a presentation format.  There's a *lot* for people to learn from others in the room through more one on one or small group interactions, but first they need to find each other.
 
For the April dorkbot I'm planning on setting aside a limited time (capped at 10 or 20 minutes) for any folks interested to introduce themselves and indicate what they hope to get out of their participation in dorkbot or through potential collaborations with fellow dorkbotians (just a couple of sentences for each person, so I encourage you to think about what you might want to say.)
 
I recognize that different people have different styles of interaction and different goals in coming to dorkbot, and if someone is at dorkbot only to absorb information and not interact with others then by all means they should still be able to do not do so.  I myself am quite looking forward to getting a better sense of who's in the room with me at dorkbot meetings because I am always looking for collaborators.  :) 
 
Shelly
(Anyone out there know much about creating text messaging services..?)
 
On 3/6/06, Kate Seekings <[hidden email]> wrote:
Aha - I see:  I'd read the same suggestions without ever thinking that the
person writing intended them to be compulsory, but it does seem we're all in
agreement over implementation (if not over interpretation) ;].

K

-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Benner [mailto:[hidden email]]
Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 9:43 PM
To: [hidden email]; 'A discussion list for dorkbot-sea'
Subject: RE: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!

Um, well, I was quoting from the suggestion. It sounds to me like you and I
are in agreement. So, thanks for uh, backing me up? ;-)

JB


-----Original Message-----
From: [hidden email]
[mailto: [hidden email]] On Behalf Of Kate Seekings
Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 4:22 PM
To: 'A discussion list for dorkbot-sea'
Subject: RE: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!

I don't think I've ever heard a 'have everyone do' suggestion for a main
dorkbot meeting, though I may well have missed it, and I don't think anyone
would suggest structuring interaction time beyond various voluntary
exercises - from open dork to 'who am I and why am I dorktistic' - that
would all be entirely optional.  I do think that it'd be great to broaden
interactions, and it took nearly 2 years to get people to feel comfortable
with doing Open Dork sessions (Christopher Prosser was one of the first to
break the ice), so I'm happy for us to be open to trying new things ;]

K

-----Original Message-----
From: [hidden email]
[mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Joe Benner
Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 11:08 AM
To: 'A discussion list for dorkbot-sea'
Subject: RE: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!

Voluntary is a nice idea in this context. The proposal was to 'have everyone
do' this thing. But we have open dork for anyone who wants to stand up and
say - this is me, this is what I do, and I'm looking for people who do...

Interaction isn't contrary to what dorkbot is of course. My notion of
dorkbot-sea would certainly change if interaction was mandated though.

A lot of people hang out and chat after meetings. Does that really need to
be structured?

Joe

-----Original Message-----
From: [hidden email]
[mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Michael Worobec
Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 10:53 AM
To: A discussion list for dorkbot-sea
Subject: Re: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!

I think the issue motivating it was that the meetings are generally so
packed with content, that there really isn't enough time for people to learn
about others in the group. The self-introduction stuff we were considering
doing at the last meeting would have been entirely voluntary. The goal would
be for people to have a better chance of learning about the activities and
interests of others, leading possibly to such things as collaborations or
ideas for future dorkbots. I don't think it is at all contrary to what
dorkbot is. In fact, it is a way to preserve what dorkbot is, despite huge
and busy meetings.

Mike

Joe Benner wrote:

> Hi Folks,
> So far dorkbot has been a nice, open forum. I for one would find it
> unfortunate if that changed. I'd like to think that dorkbot hosts all
> sorts of people with all sort of reasons for coming. The idea of
> 'having everyone do' just about anything runs contrary to that. It
> seems to me that if a subset of dorkbot folks chose to wear name
> badges to meetings or stand up and talk about themselves at opendork
> that would be, and always would have been fine. I emphasise the idea
> of 'choice' here. But unless you really are trying to push hard for
> getting a more homogeneous membership I'd opt for keeping the meetings
open.

>
> It's been suggested, as recently as at the last meeting I think, that
> this could be a way to save the shy people from themselves. It looks
> to me like the vast majority of people who come to dorkbot are adult.
> And each have our own approaches to doing things and reasons for these.
>
> I have a friend who I am sure would love dorkbot, but hasn't attended
> because he's just not a joiner. It's just not his way. Individually,
> he's great to interact with. I don't know how great I am to interact
> with individually, but I'm just not that much of a joiner either. I
> come to dorkbot much more for the ideas than because its this really
> swell social club. As part of my life outside of dorkbot I teach
> classes and have for years. That sort of thing isn't my personal concern.
>
> Instituting these sorts of policies, I think will push dorkbot toward
> being a more exclusive, homogeneous group. That, to me would be a loss.
>
> Someone with an alternate view,
> Joe B.
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> --
> *From:* [hidden email]
> [mailto: [hidden email]] *On Behalf Of
> *shelly@hive-mind
> *Sent:* Thursday, December 22, 2005 8:01 PM
> *To:* [hidden email]; A discussion list for dorkbot-sea
> *Subject:* Re: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!
>
> I'm there!
>
> I'm also happy to host a sort of BYOB meet and greet at my house, it
> might be more conducive to conversation.  I live right in capitol hill.
>
> I always thought it'd be good to do something like have everyone do a
> 2 minute introduction at the dorkbots meetings.  (who are you, why are
> you a dork etc.)  Or, have people wear name tags with a few key words
> (e.g
.

> music, microcontrollers).  I still don't have enough of a sense of who
> does what and I've been to a lot of meetings now.
>
> Shelly
>
>
> On 12/22/05, *Christopher Prosser* <[hidden email]
> <mailto:[hidden email]>> wrote:
>
>     I think Kate's already off the continent. I don't think she gives
>     them a heads up, she just gets there early and stakes out a whole
>     bunch of tables. Anyone else know?
>
>     We could also do somewhere other than the elysian...but I'm at a
>     loss for ideas.
>
>     --chris
>
>
------------------------------------------------------------------------

>         *From:* [hidden email]
>         <mailto:[hidden email]> [mailto:
>         [hidden email]
>         <mailto:[hidden email]>] *On Behalf Of
>         *eldan
>         *Sent:* Thursday, December 22, 2005 2:44 PM
>         *To:* [hidden email] <mailto:[hidden email]>; A
>         discussion list for dorkbot-sea
>         *Subject:* Re: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!
>
>
>         I think that drinks at the Elysian are almost always a fine
>         idea, and I'm happy to organise.
>
>
>         So, two questions:
>
>
>         To Kate: does the pub want advance notice if one is bringing a
>         large party?
>
>
>         To everyone else: wanna come?  I think it would be a good idea
>         to get some estimate of how many people to expect, and if no-one
>         RSVPs then I'll probably just stay at home, because I don't love
>         the Elysian quite enough to want to spend an evening there on my
>         own.
>
>
>         Happy 22nd of December!
>
>
>         Eldan
>
>         On Dec 20, 2005, at 1:40 PM, Kate Seekings wrote:
>
>>         Hi, all
>>
>>         Happy pre-holidays craziness!  I have run completely out of
>>         time to organize Movie Night before I leave the country for a
>>         couple of weeks (I'm back post-January dorkbot), and have
>>         singularly failed to properly ask anyone else to help out
>>         (entirely my fault), so.  the best solution seems to be to
>>         move Movie Night to February 1st, and start 2006's Year of
>>         Dorkiness then.
>>
>>         Many thanks to everyone who has volunteered movies:  I will be
>>         responding to you in January, but you'll all get to show your
>>         work - and I really appreciate the offers.  If you have video
>>         or movie that you'd like to show or suggest, just let me know
>>         and I'll add you to the Movie Night roster.
>>
>>         In the meantime, my apologies for the delayed Movie Night:
>>         perhaps a dorkbot social at the Elysian for anyone who isn't
>>         too dyspeptic after the holidays might be in order for
>>         Wednesday 4 ^th ?  I'll leave that up to you, though - and in
>>         the meantime, my apologies again for slipping January's
>>         dorkbot.  I hate to do it, but time has run out L.
>>
>>         Have a spectacular holiday season and an equally excellent new
>>         year - whenever you celebrate it.  Thank you all for a great
>>         run of dorkbots in 2005!
>>
>>         With best wishes
>>
>>         K
>>
>
>
........................................................................
>     .........dorkbot: people doing strange things with
>     electricity..........
>
..........................http://dorkbot.org............................
>
........................................................................

>
>
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> --
>
> ........................................................................
> .........dorkbot: people doing strange things with electricity..........
> ..........................http://dorkbot.org............................
> ........................................................................
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.........dorkbot: people doing strange things with electricity..........
..........................http://dorkbot.org............................
........................................................................

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.........dorkbot: people doing strange things with electricity..........
..........................http://dorkbot.org............................
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.........dorkbot: people doing strange things with electricity..........
..........................http://dorkbot.org............................
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RE: Movie Night moved to February!

Kate Seekings

Hear, hear!  Here’s to interaction, participation, collaboration and sharing – all entirely voluntary, all suiting each person’s interaction style.  Brava J.

 

K

 


From: [hidden email] [mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of shelly@hive-mind
Sent: Monday, March 06, 2006 1:18 PM
To: [hidden email]; A discussion list for dorkbot-sea
Subject: Re: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!

 

If our goal is to accelerate the development of innovative work by fostering collaborations between people then it's important to incorporate into the meetings opportunities for people to get to know each other more, increase awareness of each other's interests and areas of expertise, etc., as opposed to focusing entirely on a presentation format.  There's a *lot* for people to learn from others in the room through more one on one or small group interactions, but first they need to find each other.

 

For the April dorkbot I'm planning on setting aside a limited time (capped at 10 or 20 minutes) for any folks interested to introduce themselves and indicate what they hope to get out of their participation in dorkbot or through potential collaborations with fellow dorkbotians (just a couple of sentences for each person, so I encourage you to think about what you might want to say.)

 

I recognize that different people have different styles of interaction and different goals in coming to dorkbot, and if someone is at dorkbot only to absorb information and not interact with others then by all means they should still be able to do not do so.  I myself am quite looking forward to getting a better sense of who's in the room with me at dorkbot meetings because I am always looking for collaborators.  :) 

 

Shelly

(Anyone out there know much about creating text messaging services..?)

 

On 3/6/06, Kate Seekings <[hidden email]> wrote:

Aha - I see:  I'd read the same suggestions without ever thinking that the
person writing intended them to be compulsory, but it does seem we're all in
agreement over implementation (if not over interpretation) ;].

K

-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Benner [mailto:[hidden email]]
Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 9:43 PM
To: [hidden email]; 'A discussion list for dorkbot-sea'
Subject: RE: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!

Um, well, I was quoting from the suggestion. It sounds to me like you and I
are in agreement. So, thanks for uh, backing me up? ;-)

JB


-----Original Message-----
From: [hidden email]
[mailto: [hidden email]] On Behalf Of Kate Seekings
Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 4:22 PM
To: 'A discussion list for dorkbot-sea'
Subject: RE: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!

I don't think I've ever heard a 'have everyone do' suggestion for a main
dorkbot meeting, though I may well have missed it, and I don't think anyone
would suggest structuring interaction time beyond various voluntary
exercises - from open dork to 'who am I and why am I dorktistic' - that
would all be entirely optional.  I do think that it'd be great to broaden
interactions, and it took nearly 2 years to get people to feel comfortable
with doing Open Dork sessions (Christopher Prosser was one of the first to
break the ice), so I'm happy for us to be open to trying new things ;]

K

-----Original Message-----
From: [hidden email]
[mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Joe Benner
Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 11:08 AM
To: 'A discussion list for dorkbot-sea'
Subject: RE: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!

Voluntary is a nice idea in this context. The proposal was to 'have everyone
do' this thing. But we have open dork for anyone who wants to stand up and
say - this is me, this is what I do, and I'm looking for people who do...

Interaction isn't contrary to what dorkbot is of course. My notion of
dorkbot-sea would certainly change if interaction was mandated though.

A lot of people hang out and chat after meetings. Does that really need to
be structured?

Joe

-----Original Message-----
From: [hidden email]
[mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Michael Worobec
Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 10:53 AM
To: A discussion list for dorkbot-sea
Subject: Re: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!

I think the issue motivating it was that the meetings are generally so
packed with content, that there really isn't enough time for people to learn
about others in the group. The self-introduction stuff we were considering
doing at the last meeting would have been entirely voluntary. The goal would
be for people to have a better chance of learning about the activities and
interests of others, leading possibly to such things as collaborations or
ideas for future dorkbots. I don't think it is at all contrary to what
dorkbot is. In fact, it is a way to preserve what dorkbot is, despite huge
and busy meetings.

Mike

Joe Benner wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> So far dorkbot has been a nice, open forum. I for one would find it
> unfortunate if that changed. I'd like to think that dorkbot hosts all
> sorts of people with all sort of reasons for coming. The idea of
> 'having everyone do' just about anything runs contrary to that. It
> seems to me that if a subset of dorkbot folks chose to wear name
> badges to meetings or stand up and talk about themselves at opendork
> that would be, and always would have been fine. I emphasise the idea
> of 'choice' here. But unless you really are trying to push hard for
> getting a more homogeneous membership I'd opt for keeping the meetings
open.
>
> It's been suggested, as recently as at the last meeting I think, that
> this could be a way to save the shy people from themselves. It looks
> to me like the vast majority of people who come to dorkbot are adult.
> And each have our own approaches to doing things and reasons for these.
>
> I have a friend who I am sure would love dorkbot, but hasn't attended
> because he's just not a joiner. It's just not his way. Individually,
> he's great to interact with. I don't know how great I am to interact
> with individually, but I'm just not that much of a joiner either. I
> come to dorkbot much more for the ideas than because its this really
> swell social club. As part of my life outside of dorkbot I teach
> classes and have for years. That sort of thing isn't my personal concern.
>
> Instituting these sorts of policies, I think will push dorkbot toward
> being a more exclusive, homogeneous group. That, to me would be a loss.
>
> Someone with an alternate view,
> Joe B.
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> --
> *From:* [hidden email]
> [mailto: [hidden email]] *On Behalf Of
> *shelly@hive-mind
> *Sent:* Thursday, December 22, 2005 8:01 PM
> *To:* [hidden email]; A discussion list for dorkbot-sea
> *Subject:* Re: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!
>
> I'm there!
>
> I'm also happy to host a sort of BYOB meet and greet at my house, it
> might be more conducive to conversation.  I live right in capitol hill.
>
> I always thought it'd be good to do something like have everyone do a
> 2 minute introduction at the dorkbots meetings.  (who are you, why are
> you a dork etc.)  Or, have people wear name tags with a few key words
> (e.g
.
> music, microcontrollers).  I still don't have enough of a sense of who
> does what and I've been to a lot of meetings now.
>
> Shelly
>
>
> On 12/22/05, *Christopher Prosser* <[hidden email]
> <mailto:[hidden email]>> wrote:
>
>     I think Kate's already off the continent. I don't think she gives
>     them a heads up, she just gets there early and stakes out a whole
>     bunch of tables. Anyone else know?
>
>     We could also do somewhere other than the elysian...but I'm at a
>     loss for ideas.
>
>     --chris
>
>
------------------------------------------------------------------------
>         *From:* [hidden email]
>         <mailto:[hidden email]> [mailto:
>         [hidden email]
>         <mailto:[hidden email]>] *On Behalf Of
>         *eldan
>         *Sent:* Thursday, December 22, 2005 2:44 PM
>         *To:* [hidden email] <mailto:[hidden email]>; A
>         discussion list for dorkbot-sea
>         *Subject:* Re: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!
>
>
>         I think that drinks at the Elysian are almost always a fine
>         idea, and I'm happy to organise.
>
>
>         So, two questions:
>
>
>         To Kate: does the pub want advance notice if one is bringing a
>         large party?
>
>
>         To everyone else: wanna come?  I think it would be a good idea
>         to get some estimate of how many people to expect, and if no-one
>         RSVPs then I'll probably just stay at home, because I don't love
>         the Elysian quite enough to want to spend an evening there on my
>         own.
>
>
>         Happy 22nd of December!
>
>
>         Eldan
>
>         On Dec 20, 2005, at 1:40 PM, Kate Seekings wrote:
>
>>         Hi, all
>>
>>         Happy pre-holidays craziness!  I have run completely out of
>>         time to organize Movie Night before I leave the country for a
>>         couple of weeks (I'm back post-January dorkbot), and have
>>         singularly failed to properly ask anyone else to help out
>>         (entirely my fault), so.  the best solution seems to be to
>>         move Movie Night to February 1st, and start 2006's Year of
>>         Dorkiness then.
>>
>>         Many thanks to everyone who has volunteered movies:  I will be
>>         responding to you in January, but you'll all get to show your
>>         work - and I really appreciate the offers.  If you have video
>>         or movie that you'd like to show or suggest, just let me know
>>         and I'll add you to the Movie Night roster.
>>
>>         In the meantime, my apologies for the delayed Movie Night:
>>         perhaps a dorkbot social at the Elysian for anyone who isn't
>>         too dyspeptic after the holidays might be in order for
>>         Wednesday 4 ^th ?  I'll leave that up to you, though - and in
>>         the meantime, my apologies again for slipping January's
>>         dorkbot.  I hate to do it, but time has run out L.
>>
>>         Have a spectacular holiday season and an equally excellent new
>>         year - whenever you celebrate it.  Thank you all for a great
>>         run of dorkbots in 2005!
>>
>>         With best wishes
>>
>>         K
>>
>
>
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>     .........dorkbot: people doing strange things with
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>
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>
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>
>
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> --
>
> ........................................................................
> .........dorkbot: people doing strange things with electricity..........
> ..........................http://dorkbot.org............................
> ........................................................................
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RE: Movie Night moved to February!

Joe Benner
In reply to this post by ShellyShelly
Thanks Shelly,
JB


From: [hidden email] [mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of shelly@hive-mind
Sent: Monday, March 06, 2006 1:18 PM
To: [hidden email]; A discussion list for dorkbot-sea
Subject: Re: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!

If our goal is to accelerate the development of innovative work by fostering collaborations between people then it's important to incorporate into the meetings opportunities for people to get to know each other more, increase awareness of each other's interests and areas of expertise, etc., as opposed to focusing entirely on a presentation format.  There's a *lot* for people to learn from others in the room through more one on one or small group interactions, but first they need to find each other.
 
For the April dorkbot I'm planning on setting aside a limited time (capped at 10 or 20 minutes) for any folks interested to introduce themselves and indicate what they hope to get out of their participation in dorkbot or through potential collaborations with fellow dorkbotians (just a couple of sentences for each person, so I encourage you to think about what you might want to say.)
 
I recognize that different people have different styles of interaction and different goals in coming to dorkbot, and if someone is at dorkbot only to absorb information and not interact with others then by all means they should still be able to do not do so.  I myself am quite looking forward to getting a better sense of who's in the room with me at dorkbot meetings because I am always looking for collaborators.  :) 
 
Shelly
(Anyone out there know much about creating text messaging services..?)
 
On 3/6/06, Kate Seekings <[hidden email]> wrote:
Aha - I see:  I'd read the same suggestions without ever thinking that the
person writing intended them to be compulsory, but it does seem we're all in
agreement over implementation (if not over interpretation) ;].

K

-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Benner [mailto:[hidden email]]
Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 9:43 PM
To: [hidden email]; 'A discussion list for dorkbot-sea'
Subject: RE: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!

Um, well, I was quoting from the suggestion. It sounds to me like you and I
are in agreement. So, thanks for uh, backing me up? ;-)

JB


-----Original Message-----
From: [hidden email]
[mailto: [hidden email]] On Behalf Of Kate Seekings
Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 4:22 PM
To: 'A discussion list for dorkbot-sea'
Subject: RE: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!

I don't think I've ever heard a 'have everyone do' suggestion for a main
dorkbot meeting, though I may well have missed it, and I don't think anyone
would suggest structuring interaction time beyond various voluntary
exercises - from open dork to 'who am I and why am I dorktistic' - that
would all be entirely optional.  I do think that it'd be great to broaden
interactions, and it took nearly 2 years to get people to feel comfortable
with doing Open Dork sessions (Christopher Prosser was one of the first to
break the ice), so I'm happy for us to be open to trying new things ;]

K

-----Original Message-----
From: [hidden email]
[mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Joe Benner
Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 11:08 AM
To: 'A discussion list for dorkbot-sea'
Subject: RE: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!

Voluntary is a nice idea in this context. The proposal was to 'have everyone
do' this thing. But we have open dork for anyone who wants to stand up and
say - this is me, this is what I do, and I'm looking for people who do...

Interaction isn't contrary to what dorkbot is of course. My notion of
dorkbot-sea would certainly change if interaction was mandated though.

A lot of people hang out and chat after meetings. Does that really need to
be structured?

Joe

-----Original Message-----
From: [hidden email]
[mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Michael Worobec
Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 10:53 AM
To: A discussion list for dorkbot-sea
Subject: Re: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!

I think the issue motivating it was that the meetings are generally so
packed with content, that there really isn't enough time for people to learn
about others in the group. The self-introduction stuff we were considering
doing at the last meeting would have been entirely voluntary. The goal would
be for people to have a better chance of learning about the activities and
interests of others, leading possibly to such things as collaborations or
ideas for future dorkbots. I don't think it is at all contrary to what
dorkbot is. In fact, it is a way to preserve what dorkbot is, despite huge
and busy meetings.

Mike

Joe Benner wrote:

> Hi Folks,
> So far dorkbot has been a nice, open forum. I for one would find it
> unfortunate if that changed. I'd like to think that dorkbot hosts all
> sorts of people with all sort of reasons for coming. The idea of
> 'having everyone do' just about anything runs contrary to that. It
> seems to me that if a subset of dorkbot folks chose to wear name
> badges to meetings or stand up and talk about themselves at opendork
> that would be, and always would have been fine. I emphasise the idea
> of 'choice' here. But unless you really are trying to push hard for
> getting a more homogeneous membership I'd opt for keeping the meetings
open.

>
> It's been suggested, as recently as at the last meeting I think, that
> this could be a way to save the shy people from themselves. It looks
> to me like the vast majority of people who come to dorkbot are adult.
> And each have our own approaches to doing things and reasons for these.
>
> I have a friend who I am sure would love dorkbot, but hasn't attended
> because he's just not a joiner. It's just not his way. Individually,
> he's great to interact with. I don't know how great I am to interact
> with individually, but I'm just not that much of a joiner either. I
> come to dorkbot much more for the ideas than because its this really
> swell social club. As part of my life outside of dorkbot I teach
> classes and have for years. That sort of thing isn't my personal concern.
>
> Instituting these sorts of policies, I think will push dorkbot toward
> being a more exclusive, homogeneous group. That, to me would be a loss.
>
> Someone with an alternate view,
> Joe B.
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> --
> *From:* [hidden email]
> [mailto: [hidden email]] *On Behalf Of
> *shelly@hive-mind
> *Sent:* Thursday, December 22, 2005 8:01 PM
> *To:* [hidden email]; A discussion list for dorkbot-sea
> *Subject:* Re: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!
>
> I'm there!
>
> I'm also happy to host a sort of BYOB meet and greet at my house, it
> might be more conducive to conversation.  I live right in capitol hill.
>
> I always thought it'd be good to do something like have everyone do a
> 2 minute introduction at the dorkbots meetings.  (who are you, why are
> you a dork etc.)  Or, have people wear name tags with a few key words
> (e.g
.

> music, microcontrollers).  I still don't have enough of a sense of who
> does what and I've been to a lot of meetings now.
>
> Shelly
>
>
> On 12/22/05, *Christopher Prosser* <[hidden email]
> <mailto:[hidden email]>> wrote:
>
>     I think Kate's already off the continent. I don't think she gives
>     them a heads up, she just gets there early and stakes out a whole
>     bunch of tables. Anyone else know?
>
>     We could also do somewhere other than the elysian...but I'm at a
>     loss for ideas.
>
>     --chris
>
>
------------------------------------------------------------------------

>         *From:* [hidden email]
>         <mailto:[hidden email]> [mailto:
>         [hidden email]
>         <mailto:[hidden email]>] *On Behalf Of
>         *eldan
>         *Sent:* Thursday, December 22, 2005 2:44 PM
>         *To:* [hidden email] <mailto:[hidden email]>; A
>         discussion list for dorkbot-sea
>         *Subject:* Re: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!
>
>
>         I think that drinks at the Elysian are almost always a fine
>         idea, and I'm happy to organise.
>
>
>         So, two questions:
>
>
>         To Kate: does the pub want advance notice if one is bringing a
>         large party?
>
>
>         To everyone else: wanna come?  I think it would be a good idea
>         to get some estimate of how many people to expect, and if no-one
>         RSVPs then I'll probably just stay at home, because I don't love
>         the Elysian quite enough to want to spend an evening there on my
>         own.
>
>
>         Happy 22nd of December!
>
>
>         Eldan
>
>         On Dec 20, 2005, at 1:40 PM, Kate Seekings wrote:
>
>>         Hi, all
>>
>>         Happy pre-holidays craziness!  I have run completely out of
>>         time to organize Movie Night before I leave the country for a
>>         couple of weeks (I'm back post-January dorkbot), and have
>>         singularly failed to properly ask anyone else to help out
>>         (entirely my fault), so.  the best solution seems to be to
>>         move Movie Night to February 1st, and start 2006's Year of
>>         Dorkiness then.
>>
>>         Many thanks to everyone who has volunteered movies:  I will be
>>         responding to you in January, but you'll all get to show your
>>         work - and I really appreciate the offers.  If you have video
>>         or movie that you'd like to show or suggest, just let me know
>>         and I'll add you to the Movie Night roster.
>>
>>         In the meantime, my apologies for the delayed Movie Night:
>>         perhaps a dorkbot social at the Elysian for anyone who isn't
>>         too dyspeptic after the holidays might be in order for
>>         Wednesday 4 ^th ?  I'll leave that up to you, though - and in
>>         the meantime, my apologies again for slipping January's
>>         dorkbot.  I hate to do it, but time has run out L.
>>
>>         Have a spectacular holiday season and an equally excellent new
>>         year - whenever you celebrate it.  Thank you all for a great
>>         run of dorkbots in 2005!
>>
>>         With best wishes
>>
>>         K
>>
>
>
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>     .........dorkbot: people doing strange things with
>     electricity..........
>
..........................http://dorkbot.org............................
>
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>
>
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> --
>
> ........................................................................
> .........dorkbot: people doing strange things with electricity..........
> ..........................http://dorkbot.org............................
> ........................................................................
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.........dorkbot: people doing strange things with electricity..........
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RE: Movie Night moved to February!

KE5FX
I wonder if an online Wiki-like biography page would be a good way to accomplish the same thing in a more persistent fashion?  Everybody who's interested in exposing their thoughts and works to the world could add a few paragraphs (and perhaps photos) to the page.
 
I'm a fan of the informal, unstructured, low-social-risk nature of the Dorkbot meetings, myself. :-) 
 
-- john

From: [hidden email] [mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of shelly@hive-mind
Sent: Monday, March 06, 2006 1:18 PM
To: [hidden email]; A discussion list for dorkbot-sea
Subject: Re: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!

If our goal is to accelerate the development of innovative work by fostering collaborations between people then it's important to incorporate into the meetings opportunities for people to get to know each other more, increase awareness of each other's interests and areas of expertise, etc., as opposed to focusing entirely on a presentation format.  There's a *lot* for people to learn from others in the room through more one on one or small group interactions, but first they need to find each other.
 
For the April dorkbot I'm planning on setting aside a limited time (capped at 10 or 20 minutes) for any folks interested to introduce themselves and indicate what they hope to get out of their participation in dorkbot or through potential collaborations with fellow dorkbotians (just a couple of sentences for each person, so I encourage you to think about what you might want to say.)
 
I recognize that different people have different styles of interaction and different goals in coming to dorkbot, and if someone is at dorkbot only to absorb information and not interact with others then by all means they should still be able to do not do so.  I myself am quite looking forward to getting a better sense of who's in the room with me at dorkbot meetings because I am always looking for collaborators.  :) 
 
Shelly
(Anyone out there know much about creating text messaging services..?)

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RE: Movie Night moved to February!

Joe Benner
Maybe we can hack the lovegety devices to broadcast stuff like "microcontrollers," "music," etc. instead of "karaoke," "chat," etc...


From: [hidden email] [mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of John Miles
Sent: Monday, March 06, 2006 3:16 PM
To: A discussion list for dorkbot-sea
Subject: RE: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!

I wonder if an online Wiki-like biography page would be a good way to accomplish the same thing in a more persistent fashion?  Everybody who's interested in exposing their thoughts and works to the world could add a few paragraphs (and perhaps photos) to the page.
 
I'm a fan of the informal, unstructured, low-social-risk nature of the Dorkbot meetings, myself. :-) 
 
-- john

From: [hidden email] [mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of shelly@hive-mind
Sent: Monday, March 06, 2006 1:18 PM
To: [hidden email]; A discussion list for dorkbot-sea
Subject: Re: [dorkbotsea-blabber] Movie Night moved to February!

If our goal is to accelerate the development of innovative work by fostering collaborations between people then it's important to incorporate into the meetings opportunities for people to get to know each other more, increase awareness of each other's interests and areas of expertise, etc., as opposed to focusing entirely on a presentation format.  There's a *lot* for people to learn from others in the room through more one on one or small group interactions, but first they need to find each other.
 
For the April dorkbot I'm planning on setting aside a limited time (capped at 10 or 20 minutes) for any folks interested to introduce themselves and indicate what they hope to get out of their participation in dorkbot or through potential collaborations with fellow dorkbotians (just a couple of sentences for each person, so I encourage you to think about what you might want to say.)
 
I recognize that different people have different styles of interaction and different goals in coming to dorkbot, and if someone is at dorkbot only to absorb information and not interact with others then by all means they should still be able to do not do so.  I myself am quite looking forward to getting a better sense of who's in the room with me at dorkbot meetings because I am always looking for collaborators.  :) 
 
Shelly
(Anyone out there know much about creating text messaging services..?)

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