Archive for the ‘San Francisco’ Category

Stewart Brand on Gavin Newsom’s sustainable cities talk

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom gave a seminar for The Long Now Foundation entitled “Cities and Time”. If you live in San Francisco or are interested in Cities going “Green”, check out Stewart Brand‘s summary of the talk: Mayor Gavin Newsom, “Cities and Time”.

It’s interesting to read about some of the things the mayor would like to see happen in San Francisco. Of course, he won’t be in office to make good on his desires, but these kinds of comments are probably smart if you want to run for Governor of California. ;-)

Halloween Critical Mass

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

This year’s Halloween Critical Mass was as awesome as always. A few thousand (my guess) people showed up in costumes and lights and (of course) political motifs. After many rides over many years in San Francisco, and a few scary, but important, rides in Manhattan, the SF Halloween Mass is one event I’ll keep showing up to year after year. In fact, it sounds like this year it was the main Halloween event in the city!

There’s a great video made by Streetfilms and some wonderful pictures posted on the sfwiggle blog. Found via a Bike Blog NYC post. The Streetfilms‘ video is below.

Reminding myself where I live

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

Alamo-Haight near Sunrise


Wikipedia to relocate to San Francisco

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

While looking for some voting information on San Francisco’s government website, I saw this press release: Wikipedia to Relocate to San Francisco. Basically, the Wikimedia Foundation will be moving here at the beginning of 2008. Hopefully, that will bring more local talks by Jimmy Wales. The last time I heard him was at Stanford when Mosuki was attending Howard Rheingold and Andrea Saveri‘s class: Literacy of Cooperation. Jimmy Wales’ lecture was one of my favorite.

It’s been a while since I’ve thought about the class, but it was quite good. We got to meet a lot of very interesting people with provocative ideas. The syllabus and class web page appear gone, but Markus Sandy has a good description and many of the lectures are on the Internet Archive.

Rx Gallery: Jiffy-Scuttler Two

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2004

Rx Gallery: Jiffy-Scuttler 2

Blithe Sons

My favorite artist, Loren Chasse (front), playing with Glenn Donaldson as The Blithe Sons; absolutely sublime.

Danielle DeGruttola on cello

Danielle DeGruttola ripping on her electric cello. Gliding through subtle, experimental sound, classical composition and metal enthused noise.