Wednesday, May 18, 2011


California and Various Updates

As some of you know, I'll be travelling to California for the next two-ish weeks, to visit the Maker Faire and the Quantified Self Conference, as well as all my old friends in the Bay Area. It's gonna be a huge blast. I'll be in Lynne Bruning's eTextile Showcase, and I'll be giving a talk on the Future of Sensors at the Quantified Self Conference. If you're in SF and interested in cyborg/sensebridge stuff, I'm hosting a "cybeers with cyborgs" event at Noisebridge on the 25th at 7pm. Show & Tell, as always :-). Hope to see you there.

In other interesting news, the Toronto Awesome Foundation continues to be super fun, for April we awarded the $1000 to Cardboard Fort Night!, which is now scheduled to actually happen on June 25th at 7pm, venue TBA. Geoffrey (the Dean of Awesome) also posted this really interesting description of The Toronto Method, the way we reach consensus about which of dozens of submissions will become each months winner.

And I also want to announce that I have found a site for my downtown Guerilla Gardeners plot, just a few blocks from where I live. It's an abandoned lot just one lot in from Spadina, so it doesn't have great visibility, but it's huge and it has nice soil. The planting will be on June 21st, in the evening. I've already put in 30 feet of Giant Sunflower seeds along the fence, which is going to turn into an "incredible temporary hedge" (as the seed packets call it!). More details to follow as the date gets closer.

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