Subject: Re: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] Re: experiment report-back
From: Dallas
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2011 12:46:41 -0400
CC: Justin Wedes <>

also working on mic/wireless headset people's mic "extension" and
translation tool for facilitation.

On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 11:16 AM, White Hat
<> wrote:
hello justin,

do you know if a working group or an individual is in charge of minutes?  if
there's agreement to do this, we'll need a person or two responsible for the
typing and i'll show them how to post.  i can provide a keyboard which would
bluetooth to their iphone or ipad.  also there's a guy called @diceytroop
who is doing a phenomenal job tweeting the GAs.  if he were to tweet them
via vibe it'll be a huge win.

white hat

From: Justin Wedes <>
To: White Hat <>
Cc: ""
Sent: Monday, October 24, 2011 10:53 AM
Subject: Re: experiment report-back

Thanks, White Hat, for all your hard work!
I like the vibes approach because the minutes are immediately available 4
anyone to follow online.
On Oct 24, 2011, at 10:50 AM, White Hat wrote:

hello everyone,
i want to report on a couple of experiments to reach more people during the
GA (in the park and beyond):

1. early last week, justin and i projected a live transcription of the ga on
a screen above the library.  the setup was a laptop directly connected to a
projector and just typing the minutes into a simple text file.  it worked
pretty well, was quick, efficient, and the text file can be sent to whoever
puts the minutes on the web site.

2. last night, i tried a different experiment of vibing the minutes to a
screen further down the north wall of the park.  the vibes also cross posted
to twitter (see @vibewall).  the setup for that was typing into an ipad
running vibe and with an external keyboard.

the cons and pros of 2 compared to 1 are:


1. there's an average 7 second latency for submitted text to appear on the

2. the text appears in chunks (when posted) and not as it's being typed.

3. typing and posting via an ipad is a little slower than just typing into a
text file.

4. the end result is a set of vibes/tweets and not a single text file.  it's
easy enough to copy/paste them afterwards into a single text file, but it's
an added step.


1. ga minutes are available online in quasi real time via vibe and twitter.

2. the person transcribing can be anywhere in the park and not near the

3. there can be more than one person transcribing/posting the minutes.

4. others can comment on the ga, as it's going on or later (via twitter or
anonymously via vibe).


1.  is it worth the effort to project the minutes on a screen during ga
whether via method 1 or 2 above?

2.  is it worth the effort to have the ga minutes simultaneously posted
online  via method 2?


white hat