Experience the thrill of fractal shapes thanks to the web page by Christopher Williams (http://usefuljs.net/fractals/), which is also embedded here.
The first event of the Jug Band Colline Metallifere conce[r|p]t season was a great success. On this round we had a “concept”. The topic was the cultural twinning of the forest areas in the boundary area between Grosseto and Siena in Southern Tuscany, and the Republic of North Macedonia del Nord. You may find a presentation of the event in this article.
The animators for the evening were Ferit Idrizovski and his son, Mujadin. They are originally from Crn Vrv, about 80 km South of Skopje, but have been residing in Italy now for over twenty years. Their goal was to tell people about their country, in the context of a set arranged by Jack O’Malley with objects somewhat related to the topic. Below are some shots of the event.
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[In the header image: who is the scientist and who is the politician? and, most of all, who owns the monocycle?]
Here is a new con(-)test by pibinko.org to start your “phase 3” (if you are in Italy…we re-open today, June 3, 2020).
Over the past fifteen years I had to deal in various ways as a scientist/technologist supporting policies and policy makers (see this page for references). In time I realized that things work reasonably well if roles are clear, and if people taking up different roles are self-aware and aware of what others are doing. A bit like in most aspects of life and business.
In the case of the relation between science and politics, to date my understanding is that science needs politics in order to have goals which are related to actual needs, while politics needs science to give substance to its ideas (or ideals). So far, so good.
In parallel, there are cases where you may find politicians who start acting as technical folks (possibly because they were doing technical work before politics…it is difficult that a real politician will want to become a scientist). More often, we see cases of scientists who want to become politicians. This is not a bad thing per se: approaching new challenges and walking out of comfort zones are always good things to do, if this doesn’t happen at the expense of others.
If you are a politician who started to do scientific work, or if you are a scientist who decided to start doing politics (e.g. collecting signatures for petitions, contacting local, national or “above-national” politicians, running for some election, etc.), please write to firstname.lastname@example.org , and we will draw a picture from these stories.
It may be that you have become a “politicist” or a “scientician”. These are interdisciplinary profiles which are important in an ever-more-complex world, and in this case we should talk. Or, it may be that you are not making the best use of your time, and of resources on which you can authorize expenses, and also in this case we should talk.
- http://www.pibinko.org/sharing-the-perception-of-credibility-in-participatory-investigation/ (replacing the “partecipator” role with the politician, and adjusting any example consequently), 2020
The novel (and the movie) which have been censored by the dark-sky protection community with measure that are harsher than those used for “Last Tango in Paris”.
Wikipedia Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everything_Is_Illuminated
To learn more about the reasons for such a reaction:
TBT / TBM. To be translated
Mauro Tirannosauro si è unito da poco alla rete pibinko.org e sta suggerendo prospettive inedite per la Fase Bue, su cui si sta documentando. Per esempio, diceva che, anche se ci saranno alcune opzioni in più, sarà importante restare il più possibile a Cosa, e ha lanciato lo hashtag corrispondente. Perplessità sull’uso del camelcase…comunque: si prevede un’escalation di tesi di archeologia nella sessione invernale di lauree di quest’anno. Intanto Mauro T è al lavoro con altre analisi. Estote parati.
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While the preparation of the milestone event for our little participatory lithology exercise  is under way….
..music is flowing, both in the form of our Lithobags, and thanks to Pietro “Raman” Crivelli from Piloni (Southern Tuscany). Peter is sending us before sunset either a song or a painting (e does both), asking to republish them and spread around to wish the universe a good night (see this link). Then:
- We started to publish the names of some of the analyzed samples (see article).
- 13th anniversary of the first briscolata fundraiser for the palla a 21 to Chicago mission, in Scalvaia. We found an external hard drive with forgotten images of that day. This is historical heritage for those who were there, and will be curious for those who were not (see article, in Italian, but with a lot of pics, plus clicking any link from there you can still find the English version of the linked article by switching back to English from the right side of the page)
- The Jug Band Colline Metallifere published its first track on Bandcamp.com (see article).
- The Jug Band Colline Metallifere was invited to do something at a May 1st celebration event. More details will follow.
- 13th anniversary fo the first fundraiser for the palla a 21 to Chicago mission. In Scalvaia. i finanziamento della missione della palla a 21 a Chicago. A Scalvaia. More photos found on another external HDD (just kidding…it was the same one). Yet more memories emerge, for those who were there, and yet more incredibly strange characters appear, for those who were not there: see article, with the same note as above for non-Italian-reading folks.
Thursday 23: In the vault of New York’s Natural History Museum a portrait of teenage Mauro Tirannosauro was found. The shot is just after he had is first scooter. You can tell from the light in his eyes…this was around 70 million years ago: see the article. The portrait is also on sale by Tattistampa (same link)…Ben Stiller ordered ten copies.
Friday 24: The Participatory Lithology interactive map is online, thanks to Francesco Marucci: http://www.pibinko.org/participatory-lithology-the-map/
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Welcome to the home page of the International Lark Ski Association (ILSA). The association was created to promote and protect the discipline of skiing with larks around the world.
We are in the process of transferring contents from our old web site (now off-line) to the pibinko.org network web site.
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Header photo from Wikipedia.
[recommended soundtrack for this post: I have some rocks by Mauro the T-Rex]
We are not in a race, nor have we area manager KPIs to monitor, but it is interesting to share a first map showing where collectors, classifiers, entertainers, and sponsors are operating for Participatory Lithology. This is a project we started on March 21 from Southern Tuscany with the pibinko.org network and the Jug Band Colline Metallifere (Metalliferous Hills Jug Band).
Right now it is not so relevant to expose the differentiation of participant roles. We can say that there are about 30 folks spread across seven Italian regions. For more information and booking: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you don’t know who is the character in the background, please follow this link.
This was initially sent via our mailing list distribution and is being reposted here.
Hello, I hope you are well.
In Tatti (Southern Tuscany) the sun is shining and a lot of music is spinning around. We just published the daily Lithobag, and [CUUUUT…TOO MUCH INFORMATION].
Some of you may have seen updates via social media, but I like the idea of a weekly summary for our project, at least in these first stages.
The project is receiving international attention, for example by the Science+Technology+Arts inititiative by the European Union.
Concerning the household collections: several sample photos are arriving, mostly from outside Tatti, and out of Tuscany. In addition, other families from Tatti who didn’t know about the project at first have expressed their interest to join.
To avoid overloading the system, we have adopted some basic queue management strategies, but if you sent a sample photo over the past two weeks please be assured that it will be examined.
In parallel, we had other classifiers raising their hand to help. Some from Cagliari, Sardinia, some from Sterzing/Vipiteno, South Tyrol. These are people that we have never met in person, so we are seeing a familiar pattern.
Interaction #1 ‘This story is really cool, I’m in!’. Interaction #2. …takes a bit of time to be triggered and actually operate in the project.
On one hand this is easily motivated by everybody’s daily business and worries. On the other hand, there may be second thoughts (These guys are out of their mind!). With the pibinko.org we have been living in projects like this since 2006, so we are comforted by the fact that it could be no different, and we “keep on keeping on”…
In the meantime, Cristian from Torino, one of the classifiers since day 1, has conducted his review of over 90% of the current samples (some 200 items), and others will follow.
The developments in the entertainerment team have been very good. Last Thursday we published a geojazz tune featuring Liliana Cafiero: Tatti and its stones.
We are working on a third song, and we have received the first response to the Metalliferous Hills Jug Band call for an English mother-tongue vocalist. This came from South Africa, and we are now brainstorming in the team to see how we may collaborate.
Last, but not least, we remind you that it is possible to support the Participatory Lithology project in various ways, as explained in the page for prospective sponsors.
Best regards, and stay safe!
P.S. Mauro the T-Rex is on the loose.