Talks and Presentations

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PEGspace: Dynamic Web Design for Community Media Centers

Oct 28 2006 3:30 pm
Oct 28 2006 5:00 pm

The Internet will continue to grow as a tool for media distribution, media rights advocacy, and community outreach for PEG entities. PEGspace is an initiative to help access centers best use the Internet to further the mission of public media through collaboration.

Learn how your center can improve its online effectiveness. Issues include developing a PEG-centric community of technical support and resource sharing using Free/Open Source software to enhance your web toolkit.


San Jose Hilton/Conference Center San Jose, CA
United States

Radical Reference: Community Librarianship and Free/Open Source Technology

May 18 2007 11:00 am
May 18 2007 1:00 pm

Another version of the Free Software for Librarians talk


New Jersey State Library Trenton, NJ
United States

Migrating your CMS database to Drupal

Jul 14 2007 2:45 pm
Jul 14 2007 3:45 pm

A data-centric look at Content Management and a discussion of how to plan and execute migrating from other Content Management Systems to Drupal, or from Drupal to other Content Management Systems. This workshop will include a hands-on work session/demo where we will complete the conversion of a website from Slashcode to Drupal for Autonomedia, a non-profit press collective.


Brooklyn Polytech Brooklyn, NY
United States

Open Source Software and Community Activism

Mar 10 2007 12:30 am
Mar 10 2007 11:00 am

What do people mean when they say "free software"? What do we lose as a movement when we make decisions to use tools that are developed by profit-centric corporations? What community-centric alternatives exist?

In answering the above questions, we will give an accessible history of Free/Open Source software, including touching on licensing and copyright issues and then applying them to an activist community project, Radical Reference. This is a discussion for activists that use the internet as well as those that consider themselves to be techies.


American University Washington DC, DC
United States

Community Librarianship and Free/Open Source Technology

May 4 2007 11:00 am
May 4 2007 12:15 pm

Radical Reference has been providing library services to political activists and independent journalists since July 2004. They help people online, in the street, in the classroom and on the exhibit floor. Their technology based services are delivered using Free/Open Source tools and yours can be, too. Learn about Radical Reference and how you can use their model to deliver services in your own communities.


Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Cente Sturbridge, MA
United States

Radical Reference and Free Software

Sep 16 2006 2:32 pm
Sep 16 2006 4:32 pm

Jenna and I were the keynote presentation for this day of skills shares put on by the students in Library and Informations Sciences at Simmons College.

Content was very similar to our previous presentation on the same topic


Simmons College Boston, MA
United States

Overview of Free/Open Source Software for Librarians

Feb 25 2006 1:00 pm
Feb 25 2006 2:45 pm

Rutgers LISSA presents
Radical Reference
Librarian and Open Source Developer

Saturday, February 25, 2006
SCILS, Room 212

Jenna Freedman and Eric Goldhagen
to talk about Radical Reference:

* how reference is delivered online and in the street
* its bibliographic instruction program
* international online collaboration
* the free/open source tools used for content management and organizational coordination
* why librarians should care about software licenses
* the Library Education Forum to be held on March 11 in NYC


Rutgers University New Brunswick, NJ
United States

Discuss and Deploy Conference

Sep 27 2002 2:00 pm
Sep 29 2002 2:00 pm

I was an organizer of this event and on a number of pannels. Here is the announcement of the conference:

ABC No Rio, Autonomedia, FREE.THE.MEDIA!, InterActivist Network, Openflows
Networks Ltd and TAO invite you to attend a conference addressing issues
related to media autonomy and self-determination.

Discuss & Deploy will explore the convergence of technology, activism and
culture, examining what this digital convergence means in terms of public
access and the rights of noncommercial networks to exist in the
corporate-owned digital world.


ABC No Rio
156 rivington street
New York, NY 10002
United States

Free Software and the Anti-Globalization Movement

Jun 30 2003 8:00 pm
Jun 30 2003 9:30 pm

In May of 2003 I was invited to give a presentation at a conference held at the Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona on the topic of the politics of technology and the opensource/free software movement.
It was an amazing and unique experience. I was speaking in marble pillared lecture hall, with simultaneous translation into earpeices people were wearing -- people everywhere in the room were smoking hashish as I spoke. Sort of felt like the UN on dope.

The largest newspaper of Spain, El Pais, called my lecture "incendiary and well received".


Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona Barcelona

Social Network Architectures: What kinds of tools can we design or use to facilitate collaboration?

Apr 24 2004 12:00 am
Apr 25 2004 6:00 pm

This presentation brought me back for the first time in 15 years to the school I attended for 5 years. A fun and strange experience.
The discussion description from the Conference materials was:

What kinds of tools can we design or use to facilitate collaboration?
How does the creative process mirror the network? How can tools generate knowledge?
What is missing in these tools?
How we design these tools go beyond chatter?
Box of Tools for online Collaboration: from mailing lists, web servers, blogs, voice over ip, SILC, wikis


The State University of New York at Buffalo Buffalo, NY
United States