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Farmhouse Conf 2 Schedule

May 5, 2012

( 11 available presentations )
944 farmhouseconf2 mapping the la tech scene thumb 0001 thumb
Rating: Language
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Recorded at: May 5, 2012
Date Posted: May 21, 2012

Recently Tara wrote a popular post on Forbes about how LA is going to take over the Silicon Valley as the hottest place to run a tech startup. This post received both positive cheers from the LA startup community and guffaws from Silicon Valley. In her talk Tara will talk about the history of the LA tech scene and map out where the startups and money guys (VCs, incubators) are within LA County.

945 farmhouseconf2 the map from trauma survival thumb 0001 thumb
Rating: Everyone
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Recorded at: May 5, 2012
Date Posted: May 22, 2012

Greg will be speaking about the map from trauma to survival that One Hundred For Haiti is exploring as it starts a new program called “Moto Logistics” as a development initiative in Haiti. The program might serve as a model to anyone doing development, social, or relief work anywhere in the world as a means of creating jobs and new opportunities from the standpoint of SELF empowerment rather than imposed empowerment.

946 farmhouseconf2 mapping a way the stars by disrupting the status quo thumb 0002 thumb
Rating: Everyone
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Recorded at: May 5, 2012
Date Posted: May 23, 2012

As the private sector gains momentum and mastery of the technology capable of continuing NASA’s legacy of human space flight, we find that the general public has lost the awe and inspiration that space once held. By disrupting the standard ideology on what space means and who is engaging in this unfolding story, we can reinvigorate the human spirit of innovation and exploration— and in the near future give all who desire, a chance to explore the stars for themselves.

947 farmhouseconf2 falling off the map the skid row life cycle thumb 0003 thumb
Rating: Everyone
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Recorded at: May 5, 2012
Date Posted: May 22, 2012

Skid Row is more than just the down-and-out neighborhood of Los Angeles: it is a necessary and nearly deliberate outcome of city planning. The intersection of poverty, racism, mental health, housing, drugs, violence, family breakdown and recovery create a sub-culture and governmental response that both eye each other with mutual suspicion and accusations of futility. This talk will consider some of the more common life-courses individuals in Skid Row take to obtain basic needs, particularly as they relate to mental illness, which for most is inextricably linked with their reasons for both not being able to escape Skid Row, and paradoxically, their best chance for escaping.

948 farmhouseconf2 the map versus the territory thumb 0001 thumb
Rating: Everyone
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Recorded at: May 5, 2012
Date Posted: May 23, 2012

What does Twitter have to do with anarchist revolution? More than you might think, even if you think immediately of Egypt and Tunisia. Brian will discuss how the radical demands of the previous generation have been integrated into today's economy, how activism and technology influence one another, and how competing cartographies of power are racing to define the future.

949 farmhouseconf2 navigating the gender landscape thumb 0000 thumb
Rating: Everyone
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Recorded at: May 5, 2012
Date Posted: May 22, 2012

Do we have a gender orientation or are we gender orienteering? In this talk, Maggie Mayhem will talk about how the hardware and software behind our gender assignments, identity, and presentation and demonstrate how male and female are just two potential points on the compass.

950 farmhouseconf2 culture reboot mapping open spaces and collaborative practices in the emergent network economy thumb 0000 thumb
Rating: Everyone
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Recorded at: May 5, 2012
Date Posted: May 23, 2012

We are entering an era that calls for an end to scarcity and individualism toward collaboration, communalism and a commons-based economy. Working together with hackers, makers, neotribalists, activists, technologists, and other edgy thinkers, Jenny seeks to create a new kind of ethnography founded in co-creation, mobility and multimodal documentation. Her current efforts are directed towards building the digital infrastructure for the project, as well as preparations for a 6-9 month multidisciplinary field study to initiate direct collaboration with primary partners and establish a network including all involved parties. (thepyre.org)

951 farmhouseconf2 mapping with wit z thumb 0004 thumb
Rating: Everyone
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Recorded at: May 5, 2012
Date Posted: May 23, 2012

Marc will discuss three of his projects that deal with the idea of mapping via travel, both physical and virtual. 1) The National Dinner Tour, a project where Marc wrote “dinner w/ marc 510-872-7326,” his name and cell phone, on a dry erase board featured in a Crate & Barrel catalog. He eventually received over 30,000 calls from people wanting to dine with him. As a result, He traveled the US in a tiny RV for a year dining with strangers. 2) The Signature Series, where Marc signed his name on a US map and then drove that route, “improving” towns along the way. For example, he started the first ever Semi-anonymous Nudist Colony in Nampa, Idaho and buried an entire town's problems in Craig, Colorado. And 3) Google Maps Road Trip, where Marc and his friend Pete Baldes virtually traveled across the US entirely on Google Maps using the arrow keys to drive.

952 farmhouseconf2 alumni re caps thumb 0003 thumb
Rating: Everyone
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Recorded at: May 6, 2012
Date Posted: May 23, 2012

Updates from Sean and Eli from their presentations at the first Farmhouse Conf.

953 farmhouseconf2 how einstein led me bliss a carnie kingdom and pioneering new methods in video mapping thumb 0004 thumb
Rating: Everyone
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Recorded at: May 6, 2012
Date Posted: May 23, 2012

In her talk, Nova will discuss how Einstein inspired her to follow her ultimate happiness and how that chain of events opened up door after door, leading her to her next destinations in life. She will discuss her adventures as a successful circus carnie and how that brought her to a place of pioneering new methods in performance art using interactive video mapping. Nova will discuss where she sees the future of entertainment and how it will be changed forever using advanced technology. We are inventing the future now.

954 farmhouseconf2 there s no map for inventiveness thumb 0003 thumb
Rating: Everyone
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Recorded at: May 6, 2012
Date Posted: May 23, 2012

Getting from an empty piece of paper to an interactive marvel is never as simple as going from point A to point B. The places you wind up on the journey are all part of the fun.