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The Witches Cauldron - open activist archive

The Witches Cauldron

The open activist archive is a data “commons” based on the #4opens and motivated by the #PGA hallmarks.

We are aiming to create a data soup of metadata enriched digital items hosted on redundant federated network of hosts/servers around the world. The project will start by hosting the majority of the content from the expo on http://archive.org

Anyone can be part of this federated network which will be built out using the tools of the Open Media Network #OMN and #KISS to facilitate DIY is at the core of the project.

In this as a general statement we REJECT arrogant “expert’s” and “better” technological solutions that move us away from this core #KISS and #DIY ethos of The Witches Cauldron project. Simple and human scale or we will #FAIL should be in our minds as new people grow the project.

 

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Making History

Making History

* is the open actavist/grassroots archiveing project that "Resistance Exhibition" is the UK flow.

* Travelling open commons / archiving project     

* boating europe (outline the trip)

* Applying for Lush central funding, with match funding / organizing from local Lush shops         

* 8 venues over 2 years in 5-8 Europen countrys

* partner with local groups in each city (students, campaigning groups/ngo and Radical Grassroots) these will facilitate venue and outreach/publicity at each city/festival.

* Updateing the existing texts and pictures from Resistance UK exhibition and repack into A2 printed laminates to start the expo.

* This will be complemented with local physical objects ( banners, stickers, flyers, gas masks..) and original audio/video stories. 
         
* Equipment needed: scanner / video capturing laptop / 5 x mp3 recorders / LED projecter/ budget for printing / Part-time pay for 2 people 6/8 month of work / running costs (trasport, electricity, Internet...)

* Outcome: unique collection of original material from across European countriesuploaded and stored in a open distributed repository.

Making History.

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Activism and flaring egos go hand in hand

Activism and flaring egos go hand in hand

Well that almost went well with editing the headboards for the activist project. Shame on us all for it degenerated into shit behaver for the last 45 min.

Its understandable X wanting a say on the project – an open way to do it would have been to say lets make some changes to this KEY doc and discus it for a bit. Then do it.

The doc had been though at least 4 drafts and was waiting for a polish at this stage. This drafting had shaped it as a “open process” with out the “you-me” that often peppers language. The definitions (subjects) were all outside on the boards rather than in the intro. This left open and inviting space to take part.

At this stage while all ready over time the way people acted was like lighting a match to a messy explosion. When Y attempt to mediate then closed the job half done, with Z coming in blind, a nasty mess was (hopefully) resolved in a nasty way. We did not need this to happened.

Open process is not a solution but it helps.

 

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