[Digitalarchivists] Meeting Report

dany.nb at qhex.org dany.nb at qhex.org
Wed Oct 16 07:32:13 UTC 2013

If no one else can take them, I can meet at Noisebridge tomorrow, any
time after 3. I definitely wouldn't stash them there.


On Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 11:59 PM, newmy51 at gmail.com <newmy51 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey Chris,
> Thanks for the very informative status report.  Recent drama
> notwithstanding, I'm still game for vying for a piece of/all of the
> darkroom, but appropriate timing will definitely be key.  I agree that
> there's a good chance that book scanning and film developing could coexist
> in there someday, as they do overlap thematically, to some extent.  I'm also
> still amenable to the idea of snatching up some school lockers to be
> clandestinely located inside the darkroom, where most people never venture
> anyway.  All things to be discussed at future DAG and general Noisebridge
> meetings.  Definitely keep us posted on whatever this Jo(h)n has to say
> about things.  Let's see if we can't get him to subscribe here so he can
> join in on the conversation himself.
> My plan was to stash the cameras in there tomorrow since I won't be around
> on Thursday.  I'm now having second thoughts...  Anyone able to meet me
> tomorrow afternoon/evening at Noisebridge to make the handoff?  Or if not
> Noisebridge, somewhere else?  Sunset?
> -Danny
> On Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 10:47 PM, Christopher Whipple <crw at crwbot.com>
> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I showed up early in the hopes of catching the weekly Radio meeting, but
>> apparently that wasn't on. I went to check in on the book scanner and found
>> it on a table outside the dark room. The dark room had been set back up as a
>> dark room and had that vinegary smell you'd expect from, well, a functioning
>> dark room.
>> RAYC helped me move the book scanner back where we'd left it and I stuck a
>> weak "DO NOT MOVE" sign on it.
>> At the end of the meeting it came out that a certain Nadine had been
>> abusing the dark room facilities, living there, storing clothes and junk
>> there, and of having moved the photographic equipment out. She had stated
>> that she wanted to turn the dark room into an art studio. When Jo[h]n
>> (didn't catch his last name) came back from an extended absence and saw the
>> condition of the dark room, he dumped her stuff out and set the photographic
>> equipment back up and used it to process film and prints.
>> So in light of all that new information, I didn't feel it was appropriate
>> to propose a consensus item for us to take over the dark room and attempt to
>> secure it with locks and threats and things like that.
>> John seems a reasonable fellow. He understands our situation and is game
>> for discussing ways that we can peacefully coexist in the space. He doesn't
>> seem to mind attempting to secure the room. I invited him to our Thursday
>> meeting, but he has a conflicting engagement.
>> So that's what I've got to report. Suggestions on how to proceed from
>> here?
>> -c.
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