[Darkroom] Free School Collab-

Kelly hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com
Mon Feb 14 22:02:22 UTC 2011

Cool. So, as the wiki link mentions, you should have a noisebridge
member working with you to coordinate your event. The darkroom, the
shop, and the kitchen (the areas where you can break expensive
equipment and make the biggest messes) are the areas of Noisebridge
that people are the most touchy about. Having a member who's familiar
with the space and historical/cultural stuff will help prevent you
from inadvertently stepping on anyone's toes.

If you can't make it to the membership meeting yourself, it would
really be best if FS sent _someone_, just so we have an idea of who
you guys are. Documenting your events on the wiki is also really
important for this. Good wiki documentation will go a long ways toward
making up for your physical absence at the regular meetings. Is there
a wiki page for your monday event?

Also, as far as the darkroom goes, we've talked some about having
periodic workshops on small topics within photography. This is on the
mailing list archives if you want details. We discussed, for instance,
a Lightroom tutorial, basic BW film development, BW darkroom printing,
various experimental techniques, etc. We don't have a regular meeting
time, so you could schedule one, and then some people would get a
chance to meet you. I definitely recommend doing so before starting a
regular class that uses the darkroom.

I'm cc-ing the list again, hope that's ok. We usually use the
reply-all model of mailing list usage, because it's not a super
high-traffic mailing list, and it's kind of the only place we have
conversations that include all of us :)


On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 13:44, Jonah <theberkeleybunny at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey Kelly, thanks for all the help.
> Haven't yet made it to a community meeting- its tough because tuesday's is
> our biggest day of FS, from 5pm-very late.  I've looked into lots of the
> wiki links but not yet the hosting an event one, so that seems pretty
> important... :) I'll take a look after this.
> It seems we're going to go ahead with a monday collab here at Noisebridge,
> and then go from there... I don't know too much about the structure of what
> a photography class would look like, so its tough for me to plan it, but,
> seeing that you have a darkroom and interest and we have students and
> teachers interested, maybe the best thing is just to link those friends up
> with you and see if something takes shape...
> on a weekend there could be daytime photography tours even... just thinking
> aloud, not quite sure.  but I'll do more research and let me know if you
> think of any next steps.
> On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 1:25 PM, Kelly <hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Jonah.
>> Have you been to a NB membership meeting and talked to folks about
>> your interest in planning events in the space? You're new to me, so
>> I'm wondering how much preliminary networking you've already done. In
>> the spirit of informativeness, I will toss out ideas and you can let
>> me know what you've already tried. This is your first stop:
>> https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Hosting_an_Event
>> We like to have cohesion in our community as well (especially since we
>> do things a little different than most people are used to), so we
>> super appreciate your instinct to reach out to existing groups at NB!
>> I've taken the liberty of posting your message to noisebridge discuss
>> in the hopes that we can roust the cooking people for you.
>> Historically they have met on Tuesdays, before the membership meeting.
>> As far as photography classes go, the darkroom group is pretty loosely
>> organized, but we do keep in close communication. Right now I think
>> the main thing that's lacking is a person to spearhead organizing and
>> scheduling. Rubin has been active lately though, so I'd definitely
>> talk to him. I would be up for teaching and for some topics, learning.
>> Mondays won't work for me personally--I live in Berkeley and I'm
>> obliged to come on Tuesdays for the membership meeting, and I'm not
>> going to be able to come out 2 days in a row most weeks (unless other
>> berkeley people want to carpool :). I would really prefer a weekend
>> time myself. Maybe make a doodle scheduler and send it to the list?
>> -Kelly
>> PS. I assume you've seen the previous discussions over the last few
>> months? https://www.noisebridge.net/pipermail/darkroom/
>> On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 12:47, Jonah <theberkeleybunny at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Hello dark room list-
>> >
>> > I'm from the SF Free School.
>> >
>> > I see there's some talk about starting a photography class?
>> >
>> > We have potential students and teachers on our side interested in this
>> > as
>> > well.
>> > generally we try to keep our free classes to one space per night (with
>> > each
>> > night being a different space) so that we can have some cohesion in our
>> > community- monday's noisebridge, tuesday's Blacklight Ventures, etc.
>> >
>> >
>> > The idea is first a cooking class.
>> >
>> > Then go into a language learning class.
>> >
>> > Then Qi-Gong,
>> >
>> > then a film or reading group.
>> >
>> > I was thinking Monday might be a good night because there's already the
>> > circuits class going on, so it would be a good way to hold a regular
>> > class
>> > without too much organizing (by combining) and also have a free meal
>> > from
>> > the cooking class.
>> >
>> > What do you guys think?  I would like to try an experimental one-off
>> > next
>> > monday if possible (but these plans may change as I learn more about all
>> > the
>> > communities here)
>> >
>> > thank ya,
>> >
>> > Jonah
>> >
>> > you can reach me at 530-798-6211.
>> > theberkeleybunny at gmail.com
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>> >
>> >

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