[Noisebridge-discuss] Rooster watch, round 1 (documenting sleepers at NB)

gnnrok gnnrok at gmail.com
Thu Feb 2 20:54:19 PST 2012

If you object to sleeping, go to the space and wake people up or whatever else you
feel is necessary. Do-ocracy.

plus: booo taking advantage of the space...

On Feb 2, 2012, at 7:55 PM, Tao Neuendorffer Flaherty wrote:

> How many geeks would we scare away if they knew that they would be constantly watched on webcam while at Noisebridge?
> Z-points for the right to sleep at Noisebridge are a horrible idea. We've determined that sleeping people hurt the energy, inhibit the ability of everybody else to work. There should be no system of "I am so cool that I don't have to be excellent to you."
> If people who work hard at Noisebridge have a  serious problem finding anywhere else to sleep, that's a problem we should look at and make suggestions for. But our workspace is not a bedroom.
> I like the idea of Z-points without a reward system, just as an arbitrary bragging point. I washed all dishes again, getting me to level 2!
> Peace,
> Tao Flaherty
> On Feb 2, 2012, at 18:53, Kaya <firefaerie at psyreal.net> wrote:
>> We just need the right tech to address this problem.
>> Often roosters are not present to encourage alternate behavior.
>> Utilizing our vast pool of remotely connected volunteers we could enlist
>> virtual roosters by installing web cams throughout the space. The
>> doorman can be reconfigured or replicated to provide a blast of high
>> frequency noise with speakers in each section of the space. Through a
>> web page the space can observed and when sleepers identified a simple
>> button press emits gentle acoustic encouragement in that particular
>> section of the space. The system could eventually be supplemented with
>> robotics for a nerf launcher or squirt gun for those who are audibly
>> challenged or wearing ear plugs. Using facial recognition software we
>> can automatically identify and record individuals. This data can be
>> linked to a webpage that charts each trigger event.
>> If Cynthia's idea is vetted we could issue "Z-points" for work done
>> around the space. These Z-points would be displayed on the Virtual
>> Rooster web page. When the facial recognition software identifies a
>> sleeper it checks the Z-log to verify if they have earned enough Z's to
>> sleep undisturbed. If they have met the minimum threshold the system
>> stands down for a 6 hour period and Z-points are reduced by some amount
>> from their pool.
>> If we had this sort of thing I'd be on it often. What a great way to
>> start the day.
>> ~Kaya~
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