On Friday, February 1st – David Repa (FreeGeek coordinator) graciously played host to the CultureNet cohort as they checked out FreeGeek’s new digs down on Pandora Street and saw first hand just how amazingly the FreeGeek Vancouver organization has grown in little over a year! Congratulations to all involved.
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Virtual communities: The CNET 101 students are working with Michele A. Willson‘s book Technically Together: Rethinking Community within Techno-Society as they begin their second term in CultureNet‘s two year program. The focus in Term Two is technology and community/identity. After reading the opening chapters of Willson, they began to compare craigslist vancouver with Architecture for Humanity. Willson asks us to explore community with reference to following constructs: bonding/connection, reciprocity/recognition, commonality/identity, and time/space.
That said, CNET 101 students were arguing craigslist is a simply collection of individuals united by their shared (perceived) needs – a space driven by the desire to “get what you want”. The students were not terribly convinced of its value in “rethinking community withing techno-society” – especially given the space’s strong resemblance to newspaper want ads or the sorts of notices found on boards at community centres and churches. Instead they were more convinced by the collaborative ethos – the shared vision – behind Architecture for Humanity and its ability to revolutionize how we think about building and buildings in the digital age – how we think about connecting to one another both globally and locally . . .
CultureNet Seminar Series
Friday, September 14th
This coming Friday, David Repa (coordinator) from FreeGeek will be our first CultureNet seminar speaker.
FreeGeek is a non-profit computer re-use and recycling centre in Vancouver with a strong educational mandate and commitment to supporting free/open source software initiatives.
For more information go to FreeGeek or better yet simply attend Friday’s talk at 11:00am.
David will be joining us at 11:00am in Cedar building, room 224 at the North Vancouver campus of Capilano College for an hour or so.
All – students, staff, faculty alike – are welcome!
See you there.