古巴的聲音

今天跟鐵志討論古巴,不由得想起我朋友 Jorge 在古巴的集體網誌計畫:「現在的古巴!」(AhoraCuba.com)裡面的一篇文章:「外國人 vs. 古巴人」(Foreigners vs. Cuban citizens)

For example, how can it be possible that I, as a Cuban citizen, cannot buy a car or rent a hotel room? Or that living in Cuba I cannot visit certain of our beautiful keys and beaches… or how to understand that I am harassed as I enter the lobby of a certain hotel just because I am a Cuban citizen.

Thousands of times I have wondered to myself: why? They say it is because of the embargo… I cannot be rent a room in the Hotel because of the embargo, I cannot buy the car because of the embargo, I cannot travel abroad because of the embargo, I cannot have a cellular phone because of the embargo, I cannot have Internet at home because of the embargo.

But the difference is that if you are a foreigner in Cuba, if you want a car, the embargo offers it to you, thus also the embargo offers beaches, the keys and the hotels to you. It is an implicit contradiction of the “idea of the embargo". that only is understood by some ¨illuminated civil servants¨…

直接聆聽古巴人們多元地眾聲喧嘩,有這種可能嗎?

廣告

繼續划 Keep rowing

如果有人看過我的 twitter 首頁的底圖,那是建享拍的做船中的凝視。而這,就是建享講故事的模樣….

…這是這一整個過程裡我對「繼續划」這三個字最有感覺的一刻了。

「要繼續划嗎?」完蛋了,那早餐怎麼辦?水還沒有補給、運動飲料、船上要吃的麵包餅乾、檳榔……而那艘被嫌棄得厲害的漁船已經出發回去台東了……
花蓮沒有願意在五點送四十個肉粽給我們的真好吃早餐,也沒有願意在星期天很快的準備好三十個飯包的好廚師便當,三更半夜也找不到有便宜泉水、防滑工作手套、束線的正一五金大賣場。離開了好朋友很多的台東,卻突然要出發,我有點四神無主。

KeepRowing.blogspot.com,繼續划。

可視距離

回顧必須要有回過身的距離,才有辦法反向地掉頭他顧。

長久以來一直沒有機會轉過身來。總是太早與太急燥地扭腰伸出手來,想要讓其他的人們可以抓攫住些什麼;能夠呈現的也大多是這掙扎中間的摩擦痕跡,連知識都談不上…頂多是個姿勢罷了。戴著厚重的眼鏡,連手腳彼此交纏、密不可分的肉搏距離還未離開,更別提眼睛獲得喘息,靜置焦點於無聲的可視距離之外。

所有的舞動、伸展都只為了拉開那可視的距離。一但尋覓得著,一切的混亂與凋零都有了意義。

Visualizing the Interactivity in Culture Portal Community

http://static.jaiku.com/images/badge-map.swf?feedURL=http://CultureMondo.jaiku.com/feed/badge&bkgcolor=%23000066&gradientcolor1=%230066CC&hilitegradientcolor1=%23ffffff&gradientcolor2=%23003399&hilitegradientcolor2=%2399CCCC&bordercolor=%230066CC&hilitebordercolor=%2399CCCC&fontcolor=%23ffffff&bubbletexthilite=%23000066&timecolor=%2399CCCC&titlecolor=%2399CCCC&titlehilitecolor=%23ffffff&descriptioncolor=%2399CCCC&descriptionhilitecolor=%23ffffff&arrowcolor1=%23000066&arrowhilitecolor1=%2399CCCC&arrowcolor2=%2399CCCC&arrowhilitecolor2=%23000066&arrowbordercolor=%2399CCCC&arrowhilitebordercolor=%2399CCCC&mapcolor=%23336699&maptextcolor=%2399CCCCSeb, Jane and I are re-designing our culture portal network’s web presence. Based on the Mojito Manifesto we developed in Cuba, we would like a lightweight portal to connect us all. A flat structure which everyone is easily to join in. An interchangeable reputation / credit system, where current virtual currencies of web 2.0 applications is welcome to circulate. Everyone is a specialist, and we need a connected pipes system to address that kind of open richness.

WordPress.com is the already mature tool we use to build the original portal. On the left side of the front page, I dreamed of an interactive scene of community people’s activities. Just like Plazes.com‘s online badge, Map Widget, combining map and human activities is really an impressive way to share your activities on the earth with like-minded friends.

But certain presentation tools are all bounded to one important question: how to input information/data in such connected, ubiquitous way? How to run a web service with continuous information supply and satisfy audiences from all directions? If we again take geospatial web application as example, Plazes.com use your wifi / LAN connection to calibrate your place (plaze), and publish (announce) your location whenever the network connection is changed. In such a VIP secretary fashion, your Plazer tells the world and the online web widget gets continuously published / announced information. If you are not that serious about your personal privacy and location information, the certain combination is a good collaboration to produce a not-costly service.

http://static.jaiku.com/images/badge-map.swf?feedURL=http://jaiku.com/channel/CultureMondoNetwork/feed/badgeSo far there’s only person-centered map widget: there is no community-based location tracker to present where a group of people are located. And since we are distributed in essence, it is more interesting to read what we are doing than knowing where we are. If I want to represent many people’s continuous activities across the globe, right now I could resort to RSS feed first. Twittervision is the first of its kind of streaming geoinfo google map application. But is there any kind of personal twittervision? (I couldn’t login twittervision with my twitter ID…) I don’t know. So I picked up Jaiku.com‘s online personal widget and channel widget.

I think this is the first step to visualize community’s participants and their actions. Some specialities to distinguish one from another, like face-roll, favoricon and located-ness, could let us to know each other more in a kind of “cumulative way". This is what Clive Thompson called “the social sixth sense"(WIRED.com) 🙂

讀窮理的開放源碼思考

週五跟 K 交流了許多想法。他基本上並不想要去作一個無止境的主動 RD,希望基於「清晰明確的需求界定」來作開發。這基本上跟 open source 軟體開發的作法實在有所不同。我們期待的是一群積極介入的技術工程師,還是保持客觀中立的技術工程師?我們又是誰?大家的看法的確有許多的差異。

孫窮理在〈Open Source、Drupal、苦勞2.0〉中表達了他對於技術開發部份的思索與想法,我覺得很實際地寫下了(任何一個)計畫主持人的誠懇思考。

面對「無以為繼」與「找不到支援」的焦慮,我的回應是,我們應該把更多的過程,不僅僅是只有技術人員看得懂的source code,也包括需求的想像、溝通的過程、如何從想法,變成專案的過程,以及最後解決的方式,作一個有效的呈現,只有讓它更開放、有更多的人知道,這個系統才更安全、更穩定,也就是說,應該被開放的,不僅僅是技術,也包括了技術需求背後的社會性與組織因素。

我覺得我們該更主動作的,是去回答這些問題。我們周圍會有不同型態的技術團隊、技術參與者、設計者、執行者。這些朋友如何選擇他們最覺得適合的方式,不是我想要去強加於其上的;我關心的是如何讓選擇不同作法的人們,彼此銜接起來、連結成為一個有意義的生態圈與聚落。

改變

一年後才在看樂華夜市版的 Hero SP。讚嘆劇本、演技的精湛。兩小時的節目,帶回來多少的回憶啊。

寫下一些立即的想法:

把社區營造觀光復振鄉鎮與執法故事銜接在一起,最後再帶回到東京政治大戰。
兩群人藉由久利生公平互相銜接起來。不同背景、不同表演風格。
時光流逝,歲月的改變:詮釋時光的流逝或者被時間詮釋的困難。
所有人都看過,家裡都有你的過去的困難。
別人演的太好的困難:中井貴一、堤真一。
飆演技深化了這個角色。
我還是覺得這是精彩的一仗。Salute

第三代的蝙蝠

同意 pc 的話,推誠懇文〈外省第三代的〈蝙蝠〉自述〉。不過我是第二代的刺蝟狐狸 🙂

我突然想起一位外省籍朋友在部落格上同樣寫給外省子弟的文章。簡單來說意思是這樣:「在國民黨政府結束長久以來黨國專政,就必須意識到我們曾真心擁護的那個中華民國到此逝去,而那個外省人幾乎掌控所有公部門的時代也已經一去不復返了。從現在開始,在一個趨於正常的國家中,外省人要學著做一個少數族群,必須意識到自己就是人群中較少的那一群。」裡面也說到,為什麼選舉時會有政客想討好福佬人、客家人、甚至原住民的票源,卻沒有政黨去特別談論外省人的政策牛肉?這是因為:「不但你們反對的政黨知道你不會把票投給他,就連你支持的政黨都知道,即使什麼都不做,你還是會把票投給它」。就這樣,心甘情願的綁在這種歷史情結中,也使得眷村至今仍然成為具有死忠政黨傾向的選民區,造就了即使到二十一世紀還存在的奇怪光景。

慾望的生產與解消

從朋友的煩躁當中,感覺到一種夏日太陽烈焰爆炸到沒力的焦躁感受。

就像我偶然經過郵局員工、掙扎選擇投資那隻基金的話語氣泡時,那股焦躁就自胃底不由自主地翻攪上來。聰明警醒沒得用,了解時勢照樣翻。要追上心裡面想像的社會眾人的迫切感,就像鬧鐘響了… 30 幾歲了,又加一歲,又加了….

然而我心裡想,還是要有 focus 啊。無論眼神、互動、生活,總是要有我們自己的焦點,慢慢地累積往前踏步的節奏啊。

非會議(Unconference)怎麼開?

非會議(Unconference)的 wikipedia 解釋是:

An unconference is a conference where the content of the sessions is driven and created by the participants 議程內容由參與者驅動與創造, generally day-by-day during the course of the event, rather than by a single organizer, or small group of organizers, in advance. To date, the term is primarily in use in the geek community. Unconference processes like Open Space Technology, however, have been around for over 20 years in other contexts, for example in Future studies as Future workshops. There are also parallels with science-fiction fandom, in which a low-key convention with less structure, not focusing on professionals and guests of honor, is called a Relaxacon.

開拓文教基金會的淑芳姐,多年來參以「開放空間技術」(Open Space Technology)協助、主導許多民眾討論的會議進行。並且有透過一個部落格專門在闡述「開放空間會議:分享台灣的開放空間會議經驗」

在開拓文教基金會的論壇中,這樣地介紹「什麼是開放空間會議?」:

Open Space is…
  開放空間會議是…

* a group process for organizational change, including productive meetings and resolving major issues involving diversity, complexity, potential or actual conflict, needing immediate results
一個「人們可以有效討論,以解決錯綜複雜、暗藏衝突或有實際衝突、且亟需立即處理的議題,並觸動組織改變」的過程。
* a means of expanding leadership capabilities and broad-based commitment to and responsibility for results
一個「開展領導能力、擴展團隊對行動的承諾以及責任感」的方法
* a process for planning, dialogue, information gathering and sharing
一個「規劃、匯談、資訊蒐集與分享」的過程
* an approach that increases access to creativity and passion; it’s like an extended coffee break in terms of real participation, like a retreat in terms of energizing participants, and like a focused meeting in terms of delivering attainable action plans.
一個激發創造力與熱忱的途徑,
讓人們如在咖啡休息時間般地全心參與;
讓人們有如參加一場充電營後般精力充沛;
有如一場專注的會議,能夠產生具體可行的行動方案。

我喜歡淑芳姐的描述:特別喜歡的是「…有如參加一場充電營般地精力充沛…」。