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Hijacking the medium of public space #519

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mozfest-bot opened this Issue Aug 1, 2017 · 12 comments

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[ UUID ] 660dc3a0-1a9d-4e98-9209-0df83ed24b56

[ Session Name ] Hijacking the medium of public space
[ Primary Space ] Decentralization
[ Secondary Space ] Open Innovation

[ Submitter's Name ] Wael Eskandar

[ Submitter's Github ] @weskandar

What will happen in your session?

I will present past experiences in Egypt where public space was completely open to do anything and we chose to move media and information to the street as a public medium capable of transmitting information collected by citizens and other outlets inaccessible to the public. I will ask participants to contribute as to what else can be brought to the public and how. We shall traverse obstacles of reclaiming public space and discuss new ways of utilizing it other than protests and graffiti.

What is the goal or outcome of your session?

The session will attempt to understand the importance of utilizing public space and why it seems to be so carefully guarded by the state. Conventional methods such as television and radio operate either under rules of censorship or rules of profit making and corporate and political interests. It is important to find new ways of bypassing this sort of bias. But just like the Egyptian experience of bringing information out to the open using public space as a medium, perhaps more can be delivered such as skills and tools as well as a different perspective, particularly to people whose physical spaces deter them for accessing the virtual spaces we all do on the internet.

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Nice session, do you need 90mins?

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cubicgarden commented Aug 4, 2017

Nice session, do you need 90mins?

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weskandar Aug 5, 2017

It can be done in 60 minutes I suppose.

weskandar commented Aug 5, 2017

It can be done in 60 minutes I suppose.

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This looks fascinating - thanks for the proposal @weskandar !

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jontutcher commented Aug 15, 2017

This looks fascinating - thanks for the proposal @weskandar !

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@weskandar Thanks for submitting this proposal. The use of public space is so important. We have a limited number of travel and accomodation stipends to go around and these are now pretty much all assigned. Do you think you be able to come and run this session without the aid of a stipend?

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maboa commented Aug 18, 2017

@weskandar Thanks for submitting this proposal. The use of public space is so important. We have a limited number of travel and accomodation stipends to go around and these are now pretty much all assigned. Do you think you be able to come and run this session without the aid of a stipend?

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weskandar Aug 20, 2017

@maboa Thank you. I don't think I would be able to come to the UK without a stipend unfortunately. I do have lots of friends here so accommodation may not be a problem, but I would need some help getting to the UK.

weskandar commented Aug 20, 2017

@maboa Thank you. I don't think I would be able to come to the UK without a stipend unfortunately. I do have lots of friends here so accommodation may not be a problem, but I would need some help getting to the UK.

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@weskandar Unfortunately all our stipends have been allocated Wael, but thank you so much for the proposal - it really is very much appreciated.

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maboa commented Aug 29, 2017

@weskandar Unfortunately all our stipends have been allocated Wael, but thank you so much for the proposal - it really is very much appreciated.

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weskandar Aug 31, 2017

Thank you for going through it.

weskandar commented Aug 31, 2017

Thank you for going through it.

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Thank you for taking the time to submit a session to MozFest. Due to the high level of submissions, we’re unable to accept all proposals and unfortunately, your session was not part of the final group.

Thank you for taking the time to submit and we will follow up on email very soon.

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Thank you for taking the time to submit a session to MozFest. Due to the high level of submissions, we’re unable to accept all proposals and unfortunately, your session was not part of the final group.

Thank you for taking the time to submit and we will follow up on email very soon.

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@weskandar Congratulations! We are very happy to announce that the decentralization space has accepted your session at the festival this year. We have reached out to you via email regarding the next steps.

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dvigneshwer commented Sep 11, 2017

@weskandar Congratulations! We are very happy to announce that the decentralization space has accepted your session at the festival this year. We have reached out to you via email regarding the next steps.

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Hi @weskandar

As MozFest is approaching we require the following information from your end to better support your session in the Decentralization learning forum space. You can get back to us by replying to this issue or emailing us directly, whichever communication channel is convenient to you.

  1. Provide us a brief outline of your session topics and time estimates
  2. Does your session require any additional materials or electronic equipment other than a projector and general office stationery?
  3. Please let us know if you want to make any modification to your session proposal

Thank you! Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.

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dvigneshwer commented Oct 1, 2017

Hi @weskandar

As MozFest is approaching we require the following information from your end to better support your session in the Decentralization learning forum space. You can get back to us by replying to this issue or emailing us directly, whichever communication channel is convenient to you.

  1. Provide us a brief outline of your session topics and time estimates
  2. Does your session require any additional materials or electronic equipment other than a projector and general office stationery?
  3. Please let us know if you want to make any modification to your session proposal

Thank you! Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.

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weskandar Oct 5, 2017

The topic is utilizing public space. I will screen a short video demonstrating past experiences of utilizing public space, will present some technology ideas that deliver information to people with limited access and I shall ask for input in the session as to how we can better utilize spaces to deliver technology/internet/messaging that help neutralize the bias present in public spaces.

The time needed would be 60 minutes as it is an interactive session where participants can share their experiences and debate their contexts.

Besides a projector, sound speakers for the short video screened.

This is a participatory brainstorming session of sorts that will hope to produce new ideas from past experiences.

weskandar commented Oct 5, 2017

The topic is utilizing public space. I will screen a short video demonstrating past experiences of utilizing public space, will present some technology ideas that deliver information to people with limited access and I shall ask for input in the session as to how we can better utilize spaces to deliver technology/internet/messaging that help neutralize the bias present in public spaces.

The time needed would be 60 minutes as it is an interactive session where participants can share their experiences and debate their contexts.

Besides a projector, sound speakers for the short video screened.

This is a participatory brainstorming session of sorts that will hope to produce new ideas from past experiences.

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Thanks for this and noted the sound system requirement.

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dvigneshwer commented Oct 6, 2017

Thanks for this and noted the sound system requirement.

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