A river that needs crossing political and tech blogs - On the political side, the is arrogance and ignorance, on the geek side the is naivety and over- complexity

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Hamish Campbell
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Breaking the frame gathering

I have decided not to get involved in this activist tech gathering even though it is completely on the subjects that are core to my work. I had tried to interact but with no noticeable affect. 

The is a failer of imagination in almost all atavist tech that shapes a blankness in ideas and almost no real action. Its not that the ideas and campaigns are not important as some of them clearly are, it is more limited framework that these things are addressed with.

This gathering reminds me of the Rebellious Media Conference from a few years back which took up a lot of my time and had no affect what so ever. On balance the RMC damaged the declining alt-media by taking focus and energy, am worried that this gathering will lead to the same outcome.

If you wont to get involved in real alternative tech in action, and while doing thinking about the bigger picture try http://activisttech.org or the develoment side try this http://hamishcampbell.com/en/home/-/blogs/the-tech-manifesto-of-the-omn

We have been updating and renovating our websites

We have been updating and renovating our websites, if you wont a bog http://blog.openworlds.info/ or traning in new media http://streetreporter.org/ lots more sites at http://openworlds.info/ 

If you are interested in alt-tec for activism http://activisttech.org/ or coding for a better internet http://springofcode.org/ these sites will help.

 

 

Video traning at anti fracking camps

Training videos so far are about inviting people for tea. This is outreach to "normal" people to get involved in the camps.

Activisttech.org at work at Daneshill protection camp

#daneshill #fracking Alt-power at protest camps, we have a hour long intro in front of the main gate on solar power then Q&A. Followed by a practical workshop on setting up solar LED lighting in the kitchen. From http://activisttech.org

 

 

 

 

 

Cooking dinner at daneshill‬ protection camp

#Daneshill protection camp. Come and have some tasty food and help stop #fracking

I sold the protest video for this ecotricity advert

I didn’t actually see the money just put it back it into visionontv expenses account...

Don't squeeze the last gas #FrackFree

With fracking companies circling the British Isles, it's now more important than ever to make a stand.

Ecotricity guarantees its gas is frack-free which, along with its 100% green electricity and ethical pricing, is a true alternative to The Big Six energy companies. 

http://www.ecotricity.co.uk/frack-free
http://www.facebook.com/ecotricity 
http://www.twitter.com/ecotricity

Another lifeboat on the river Lea

This is another liveaboard lifeboat conversion from the 1950's on the river Lea.

 

What's the NUT strike about?

 Interview on the day of National Union of Teachers' strike 26 March 2014. Hamish Campbell interviews a teacher from Barking and Dagenham. 

http://antiacademies.org.uk/
http://grassroots.visionon.tv

A trip down the big river

A trip through central London on the river Thames from Brentford to Limehouse.

Ready to set-off from the last squatted mooring on the big river, near Kew bridge.

Very calm for the first half.

The crew relax and take photes

The bridges were easer than further up the river as they were wider.

Just about to enter the ruff part of the trip (Photo from liquid highway)

It got so ruff and busy we didn’t get any photos or videos of the best bit (:

Arrived safe but shakenup (:

The tech manifesto of the OMN

(DRAFT)

In tech development the are many paths and some of these lead to much more fertile ground to cultivate for the open internet/open society path that the ONM is taking.

We clearly reject:

* Client server relationships.

* Closed security culture.

* Geek only designer aesthetics and vanilla geek culture in general.

* Data ownership and closed licensing.

We vocally support:

* Peer to peer relationships and crossover federated client server infrastructure.

* Open security culture, with appropriate limited closed peer to peer security.

* A balance of geek usability and outreach simplicity – the ability to switch in the same app between the two.

* Geek embracing and mingling other cultures.

* Open data formats and CC licensing.

The OMN is open to any open-source/open-data/open-licence project free software projects. The are a number of a applications we like:

Liferay.com – Completely built in the right way from a standardise based approach, but owned by a controlling agandered profit/survival driven company.

Retroshear – an open source Peer to Peer client, dose pretty much all we need for personal security and communication.

Would it be possible to tide these together into a open globel – peer to peer secure cross over platform based on the retrosher app and the liferay API?

Popcorn time - Torrent streaming, can we use this with archive.org API to host and seed the torrents to provide video distribution and hosting.

OMN - RSS mashup network, for us this would be base on the Liferay platform and the video distributed vier the popcorn time app.

The clever use of HTML5 webapps on smart phones.

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