Glacetarium/Activities and talks

From WikiDotMako


Folks should brainstorm ideas of things they might like to coordinate while there.

  • I want to read and talk about a few academic papers about free software! (Mako)
  • Fish Fillets and other puzzles -- maybe we can solve some Fish Fillets levels as a group
  • I want to write an academic paper about public health, computer security, quarantine, and compulsory vaccination (with a focus on the use of public health metaphors in computer security and Zittrain-style examination of the effects of these metaphors on computer users' freedom). I would be interested in collaborating with anyone who's interested. I also want to work on other writing projects. (schoen)
  • I'd like to write a draft of an academic (or non-academic!) law-review style paper about how the porn industry has moved from highly centralized to largely decentralized personality-based economics models that employ many more people due, at least in part, to a lack of ability to enforce copyright claims. I want to suggest that this is a model that other cultural industries (e.g., music) might follow. (Mako)
  • I want to do some sort of experiment with narrative and storytelling forms through film, pictures, words, or something else entirely. There will be some cool visuals, as Maalox pointed out, with the lighting that might be fun to play with. I have nothing beyond that. (Molly)
  • Mako and I are thinking of writing an essay about abandonware as an example of waste and risk due to proprietary software licensing. (schoen)
  • Listen to Sigur Rós, Björk, and Seabear DPic 07:06, 16 December 2010 (UTC)
    • And (credit to Daf for the suggestions) Múm, Amiina, and Jóhann Jóhannsson DPic 07:28, 29 December 2010 (UTC)
  • Film project? I have a camcorder and can record talks, crazy fireworks, random discussions, and good times, but mayhaps a film-project would be cool as well. Lip dub? Story (Molly)? Simple music video? DPic 07:06, 16 December 2010 (UTC)
  • Celebrating the final day of Christmas on the 6th!
  • I plan to spend a lot of time hacking on SD. Fellow hackers welcome! (spang)
    • Looks interesting, I'd like to learn more about this (User:Mdz)
  • I might go caving/hiking. (Mika)
  • I intend to bring a guitar and would enjoy playing music and singing with other people (User:Mdz)
  • Calyx and I are interested in ignoring all of the scary tourist warnings about driving in Iceland and renting a car to travel someplace off the beaten path (User:Mdz)
  • I want to talk about the intersection of free software and the web, why it isn't bigger and better, and how to make it so (User:Mdz)
  • One word: snowmobiles (User:Mdz)
  • I want to explore distributed wikis and Semantic Mediawiki-like relational data extraction as a basis for alternatives to proprietary online social tools such as Google Reader, Library Thing and Facebook. (User:Daf)
  • Using Glitch to make interactive graphical environments, and maybe some live coding. (User:Daf)
  • I want to learn more about digital music, perhaps through this FLOSS Manuals manual for Pure Data or Miller S. Puckette's The Theory and Technique of Electronic Music. (User:Daf)
  • There is a jitterbug dance night on Wednesday:


We're going to be running a series of talks during the trip. We're going to coordinate with a local hacker space so that these talks are also open to the general public and maybe in a local hacker space (currently only two blocks away) wherever possible.

Molly de Blanc will be the program chair and will be coordinating and scheduling talks and helping select among the suggestions here.

  • When Free Software Isn't Better about social science on free software and how we can use it (Mako)
  • Geek nutrition (report on a survey of geek eating habits). (Mika)
  • HTTPS Ubiquitous and Fragile from HOPE (schoen)
  • Bjarni Rúnar Einarsson (@HerraBRE), receiver of the 2010 Nordic Free Software award, is interested in giving a talk about his project/startup PageKite.
  • Smari: Internet Industrial Revolution (later)
  • Smari: International Modern Media Initiative
  • Berglind - Free Software and Environmentalism, Permaculture, etc.
  • FireSheep developers (Eric and Ian?) talking about FireSheep.
  • MDZ: Round Table discussion on FLOSS web applications?
  • Maalox: History of typefaces and design
  • Erik Garrison: How the Genome Hacks Itself
  • Dafydd: Lightning Talks (from both placeS)
  • MDZ: Fishbowl/project night at Hakkavelin. What are folks working on?


  • Nate: Time-lapse night photography outside of the city