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Upcoming event: NextDayBetter + San Francisco Speaker Series / Saturday, June 20, 2015

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What will San Francisco look like in in 20 years? What does it look like now? What challenges does the city face? Considering the challenging issues that face San Francisco such as gentrification, poverty, digital and educational inequity, and entrepreneurship. We have asked our speakers to envision a new San Francisco based on history and their experiences. Building on the art of storytelling, each narrator will share what they feel needs to be built and what it will take to activate the community.

WHERE: SoMa StrEat Food Park
WHEN: Saturday, June 20th, 2015
TIME: 1:00pm-6:00pm
Drinks. Food. Inspiration

To purchase tickets, click here

#goals

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It’s been over a month and my aspiration of writing more regularly has taken a back seat to the rest of the work and projects I’ve been concentrating on. In any case, I’m going to TRY and consistently bring content onto my blog that not only resonates with me, but with you as well. There are SO many things going on and some incredible projects coming up in the next couple of months and one coming to a close (i.e., working on creative writing project, meeting and editing contributors’ work for the new asterisk magazine, and a well received exhibition). But I have learned, rather quickly, that I can’t afford to burn out due to my inability to say “no.” It’s tough, but I’m learning.

Lessons learned (for the year thus far): I have to respect and honor “me” time (this includes writing for myself and as a creative outlet). I’m trying. In the meantime, I WANT this skill (see GIF).

The Dissidents, The Displaced, and The Outliers Exhibition

DDO_flyerI should have posted this information earlier. But it’s been incredibly hectic on my end. Tonight was a marvelous way to start off the transbay exhibition titled The Dissidents, The Displaced, and The Outliers. The community came out, spoke to artists, and engaged in some critical conversation about the show’s themes around privacy, surveillance, and gentrification. I hope to see you at the next opening or all the public programming events. Please click here for more info. Please help spread the word.

Is it Global? Panel @ SFAQ[Project]Space

April 21, 2015
Doors: 6 pm
Talk: 7–8 pm

Dorothy Santos, Emily Holmes, and Quinn Norton

Is It Global? seeks to complicate the idea of “the user” in an increasingly interconnected world. While the internet is a truly international and interoperable infrastructure of undersea cables, server farms, and data centers, there remains a multitude of users; of people online. While decisions about the net’s future often come from Silicon Valley, they are increasingly enforced on millions in Africa and Asia. Who is benefiting the most? How do we change the net to most benefit these new users? Is It Global? begins to ask how race, gender, sexual identity, physical location, and more changes our experience of the internet.

SFAQ[Project]Space
449 O’Farrell St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
Friday–Saturday, 11–5:30pm
http://projects.sfaq.us

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