[Darkroom] Darkroom calendar and updates

Kelly hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com
Wed Apr 18 12:55:37 PDT 2012


Thanks for the perspective, Miloh.

If you know anyone who's storing random crap in the darkroom on a
regular basis I'd appreciate if you said something to them about it.
Or, if you're feeling callous, you can tell me who they were and I'll
vent my current backlog of fury on them. I'll be fair, I promise. Fair
but furious. (maybe you shouldn't tell me till next week)

I think historically we've done a decent job of organizing online
because there weren't very many of us. We've never successfully
coordinated online with people we didn't actually know and work with
in the space because those people never existed till now. And now it
seems there's a new wave of people using the space but not yet fully
meshed with the old guard, which makes me a little anxious. I'm sure
we'll work it out, but it might need to involve (wince) interacting in
meatspace.

-K

On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 12:23, miloh <froggytoad at gmail.com> wrote:
> non-darkroom user here.  but I did get the darkroom a bit closer to a
> finished state.
>
> I've got goodnews, badnews, and reality.
>
> goodnews:
> Hey thanks to everyone on this list for using the darkroom for
> darkroom things, also for using the list to work out events and keep
> folks updated on your projects.  I think you organize effectively with
> this mailing list *without* needing to meet each other in person.
> Maybe now y'all gotta meet since email is a poor place to develop
> film, holograms, or take photo walks. That doesn't suck since you will
> probably meet in order to do something to further your interests.
>
> badnews:
> If you have an area of the space at nb that grows dormant, it tends to
> get twisted into different purposes.  The darkroom is so suited to
> optics and darkstuff that I would hate to see it go down that track.
> oh wait it already did.  No one developed anything in there for many
> many months and people used the darkroom for personal storage (I
> *dont* mean Celeste). These weren't even people who were using the
> darkroom for its intended purpose! I put a 16mm film projector (or 2)
> in there.  sorry.  I'll move that out to the media shelf and get
> anyone else who stores laptops or crates of alcohol in there to
> recognizzze (I've seen both of those firsthand).
>
> reality:
> allowances will continue to be made, some right, some wrong and some
> needing correction. Like I said above, the darkroom group has been
> more effective at online organizing than most noisebridge affinity
> groups.
>
> -miloh


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