ArbCamp 2008

ArbCamp 2008 is approaching at the speed of time. The topic “Publishing” is broadly framing this year’s event.

ArbCamp is an annual un-conference (BarCamp) of, for, and by folks who want to “build communities worth having” both online and off. Everybody who attends will collectively set the agenda for the conference, with food, meeting spaces, and a basic schedule provided.

Bring your friends.

When: October 18-19. 9AM – 5PM both days.

Where: Morris Lawrence Building at Washtenaw Community College 4700 East Huron River Drive Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105 for more dirt.

“Live more gooder!”

Nice brief article in the Guardian by George Marshall on changing “save the planet” to something more effective, that carries a message of positive growth and change. He presents the new message as a testimony:

“I have embraced a lighter lifestyle because it is the smart, cool, intelligent and healthy way to live. I want to live in the present and the real world, not be tied to an outdated and dangerous 20th-century way of living. I live this way because I love it, because it makes me feel good and because it is healthy and gives me freedom.

“I feel that I am setting the pace for the 21st century and I am excited to see people all around me trying to catch up. If we all work together we can build a world that is cleaner, fairer and happier and that is what I want to leave my children.”