[Noisebridge-discuss] Rooster watch, round 1 (documenting sleepers at NB)

Ever Falling everfalling at gmail.com
Fri Feb 3 02:55:26 UTC 2012

you had me at nerf launcher.

On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 6:53 PM, Kaya <firefaerie at psyreal.net> wrote:

> We just need the right tech to address this problem.
> Often roosters are not present to encourage alternate behavior.
> Utilizing our vast pool of remotely connected volunteers we could enlist
> virtual roosters by installing web cams throughout the space. The
> doorman can be reconfigured or replicated to provide a blast of high
> frequency noise with speakers in each section of the space. Through a
> web page the space can observed and when sleepers identified a simple
> button press emits gentle acoustic encouragement in that particular
> section of the space. The system could eventually be supplemented with
> robotics for a nerf launcher or squirt gun for those who are audibly
> challenged or wearing ear plugs. Using facial recognition software we
> can automatically identify and record individuals. This data can be
> linked to a webpage that charts each trigger event.
> If Cynthia's idea is vetted we could issue "Z-points" for work done
> around the space. These Z-points would be displayed on the Virtual
> Rooster web page. When the facial recognition software identifies a
> sleeper it checks the Z-log to verify if they have earned enough Z's to
> sleep undisturbed. If they have met the minimum threshold the system
> stands down for a 6 hour period and Z-points are reduced by some amount
> from their pool.
> If we had this sort of thing I'd be on it often. What a great way to
> start the day.
>  ~Kaya~
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