Community Projects and Promotions

Host / Producer, Douglas Rushkoff (new-media pundit and author of Life, Inc) and the SF City College bio tech team building the first bacteria-powered battery.

Minister of Technology for Pirate Cat Radio

Feb 2009-Jan 2010

  • coordinate a small, rotating team of volunteers to maintain technology in connection with the studio, radio, stream, and website
  • hold occasional as-needed workshops for Pirate Cat staff to understand studio workings and how to promote shows via social media
  • work on super-secret black magic for Pirate Cat Radio 2.0 . . .

Co-Founder / Coordinator, Apocaisle

Sept 2009 to June 2010

Coordinator / Engineer, Common Thread Collective

Don’t Panic; Keep it Organic

Hybrid open-mic w/ featured live performance and interviews broadcasted from the Pirate Cat Radio Cafe & Studio

Considered a premier, reliable open mic event in the Bay Area open mic performer community

  • Coordinate a team of 4 (not including Diamond Dave Whitaker) to schedule acts and book interviews
  • Perform Shiva-like juggling of video and audio technologies to capture performances and make everything sound pretty
  • Use Twitter (through @djprefect) for ongoing promotion of speakers and artists during the show & provide links to music, events, books, etc
  • Provide podcasts
  • Interview interesting authors and academics, including the likes of Douglas Rushkoff (author of Life, Inc) and the SF City College bio tech team building the first bacteria-powered battery.

Host / Producer, Subversive Science (from February 2009, ongoing, stochastic schedule — on hiatus due to baby!)

Pirate Cat Radio‘s only Science News and Technology variety show – “inoculating against stupid”

  • Frequent interviews with scientists from all over the world
  • Promotion of local Bay Area makers and hackers doing awesome stuff (e.g. Muralizer, Ephemerisle)
  • Offering post-production sound editing for pay or trade as supporting media for promotion

Minister of Technology, Pirate Cat Radio (Feb 2009-Jan 2010)

  • coordinate a small, rotating team of volunteers to maintain technology in connection with the studio, radio, stream, and website
  • hold occasional as-needed workshops for Pirate Cat staff to understand studio workings and how to promote shows via social media
  • work on super-secret black magic . . .

SPECIAL EVENTS and FUNDRAISING

Muralizer by Josh Myer

“it’s a robot that draws on walls!” — begun October 2009

  • Sculpted Muralizer Kickstarter project, which landed in Staff Recommended Projects on Day 1
  • Worked Muralizer promotion into  2-hour radio show, later using audio clips in intro video for project
  • Transformed Josh’s personal language about the product into promotional language
  • Ongoing support and community engagement via Twitter (@muralizer)

Phase one: Kickstarter project

Phase two: make kits available for purchase

Phase three: manufacturing, road show, large installations…?

Race to Raise the Roof, June-Aug 2009

emergency fundraising campaign in response to a family disaster

  • Coordinated three parallel fundraising efforts taking place within 3-month period
  • Held a benefit concert in cooperation with Rox Events
  • Established a new tradition in the Montgomery County community for short-notice beef-and-beer fundraisers
  • Arranged with online jewelry makers Cute Plush for special limited run of benefit merchandise
  • Raised $5000 over 7 days ($3000 within 4 days) through PayPal using only social media (Facebook and Twitter) for promotion

The Periodic Apocalypse: Occasional Lectures on the End of the World

an evening science philosophy cafe held every once in a while.

Sculpted shows, delegated promotion tasks, and hosted shows themselves.

Raised funds for the Pirate Cat Radio Station.

Designed flyers and promotional language for 2 well-attended events (so far):

  • packed cafe (30+)
  • 40+ stream listeners
  • podcast download stats shown per show below

Swine Flu: Bacon’s Revenge
May 22, 2009
Dr. Kirsten Sanford (This Week in Science)
Brian Malow, the Science Comedian
734 podcast downloads as of 09/30/2009

Extermination of the Human Host???
July 31, 2009
Daniel Coffeen, PhD Rhetoric
529 downloads as of 09/30/2009

A/V Coordinator, UCSF “Let’s Have an Awesome Time Doing Science” Conference

Oct 10-12, 2009

250 attendee hybrid conference / un-conference at UCSF Mission Bay, Genentech Hall

  • Consulted to determine best places for conversation, for presentations, and for breakout sessions based on room configuration, acoustics, light, etc
  • Coordinated use of limited A/V resources spread among multiple simultaneous sessions
  • Produced DVDs of scheduled speakers and selected audio recordings as requested for breakout sessions

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