• Posts
  • RSS
  • ◂◂RSS
  • Contact

  • Outdoor Contra Last Night

    August 18th, 2011
    calling, contra, davis, outdoor_contra  [html]
    When I got to davis square yesterday, planning to hold the space for us to dance in, there was someone else setting up. Negotiations failed: we were both planning to start at 7pm and go for several hours. I'd always been anxious arriving at davis for one of these, because I'd been afraid of this: not being able to use the space. I get there early (1.5hr in this case), but for the first time that wasn't enough. We looked around, though, and decided on another area on the edge of the square, by the west red line entrance. Map:


    We're normally in A but last night we were in B

    There are ways that B is both better and worse than A. On one hand the ground is flatter, there's more space, and it's a bit quieter. On the other it's less discoverable and we had fewer new people joining and fewer people watching. Last night it was the space that was available, but for future dances I'm not sure which one to use. Discoverability is key for this dance. What do you think?

    Comment via: google plus, facebook

    Recent posts on blogs I like:

    Governance in Rich Liberal American Cities

    Matt Yglesias has a blog post called Make Blue America Great Again, about governance in rich liberal states like New York and California. He talks about various good government issues, and he pays a lot of attention specifically to TransitMatters and our …

    via Pedestrian Observations November 19, 2020

    Collections: Why Military History?

    This week, I want to talk about the discipline of military history: what it is, why it is important and how I see my own place within it. This is going to be a bit of an unusual collections post as it is less about the past itself and more about how we st…

    via A Collection of Unmitigated Pedantry November 13, 2020

    Misalignment and misuse: whose values are manifest?

    Crossposted from world spirit sock puppet. AI related disasters are often categorized as involving misaligned AI, or misuse, or accident. Where: misuse means the bad outcomes were wanted by the people involved, misalignment means the bad outcomes were wan…

    via Meteuphoric November 13, 2020

    more     (via openring)


  • Posts
  • RSS
  • ◂◂RSS
  • Contact