[Noisebridge-discuss] Glider Ink - a hackerspace graphic novel

Paweł Chojnacki alxd at alxd.org
Wed Aug 23 17:00:26 UTC 2017


Also yes, I'm getting a professional English editor. I can see the "the"
missing :P


On 23.08.2017 11:37, Paweł Chojnacki wrote:
>
> Hey!
>
> I didn't make it a single character on purpose. In some of the story
> drafts the cat-herder / single-manager has just left the Space and the
> other characters are trying to find balance without them.
>
> I don't want to have a single "resolve all the social conflicts" /
> "wise person" character. I want a dynamic relationships between
> Amanda, Robert and Adam who try to get in that role, each with their
> own reputation and negotiation skills, but also their agendas. I feel
> that has much more potential for an interesting story than just a
> single cat herder. Imagine:
>
> Amanda has just left a squat and has a lot of skills in organizing
> people without being an outright "boss". She does what needs to be
> done, but expects people to be sensible. She's an outspoken feminist
> and doesn't program herself, which gets her little respect from the
> most "basementish" people.
>
> Robert has no problem with being "a father" and expects his word to be
> last. He is [in most sketches] the official president of the legal
> society representing Glider, but due to his work and family has less
> and less time to come there. Some people feel that he has betrayed the
> space he used to once run.
>
> Adam is great in inspiring and encouraging people, but does way too
> many thing and usually doesn't follow on his world. He plays "the
> popular guy" and is the face of the Glider in media and among most of
> the activists. Even though he tries not to, he quite often takes
> credit for others' work.
>
> How about those three being cat-herders and trying to strike a balance
> in the Space? Doesn't it sound better than a single person?
>
> Best,
>
> alxd
>
>
> On 23.08.2017 01:31, Danukeru wrote:
>> cat-herder is too real, man... I need my escapism if I'm going to be
>> able to read this.
>>
>> :P
>>
>> On Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 7:16 PM, Quinn Norton <quinn at quinnnorton.com
>> <mailto:quinn at quinnnorton.com>> wrote:
>>
>>     Probably far too late to put in the suggestion, but there's a key
>>     character missing: the cat-herder, the person who negotiates
>>     conflicts, checks up on the door and unlocks it for the open
>>     night, takes calls from
>>     neighbors, landlord, police (about the tor nodes natch), and very
>>     likely either cuts the rent check or reminds the treasurer to do
>>     it. The cat-herder is always a little bit tired of the whole
>>     thing, but also very attached to keeping the lights on, and see
>>     the place and the people producing and arguing and rearranging
>>     the furniture.
>>
>>     Meticulously tapped out with my index fingrr.
>>
>>     > On 22 Aug 2017, at 9:09 PM, Andy Isaacson <adi at hexapodia.org
>>     <mailto:adi at hexapodia.org>> wrote:
>>     >
>>     > wow, this is a really cool project! Thanks for posting about
>>     it.  I especially love Suzanne's custom handless shruggles tshirt!
>>     >
>>     > Do you have a preferred URL for me to tweet about your artist
>>     search?
>>     > I could link to the archived copy of this email, but that's
>>     maybe not the most friendly presentation to get good responses.   :)
>>     >
>>     > -andy
>>     >
>>     >> On Sun, Aug 20, 2017 at 06:30:10PM +0200, Paweł Chojnacki wrote:
>>     >> Hey!
>>     >>
>>     >> Last year I realized that the notion of hackerspace and
>>     >> hackers-as-makers, not just blackhat anarchists is totally
>>     absent from
>>     >> the mainstream culture. Watch Dogs 2 had a huge opportunity to
>>     change
>>     >> this, but they only presented warring gangs and vigilantes
>>     trying to
>>     >> bring down evil corporations.
>>     >>
>>     >> After gathering some stories from European, US and African
>>     Spaces I
>>     >> decided to create Glider Ink - https://glider.ink/ , a
>>     fictional story
>>     >> based on real events and characters I met. I have already
>>     managed to
>>     >> find the most common archetypes and create five main
>>     characters based on
>>     >> them: Inventor, Activist, Troll, Anarchist and Maker. I'd like
>>     to focus
>>     >> on the community aspect and how we can create things together, as
>>     >> opposed to the Silicon Valley lone genius concept.
>>     >>
>>     >> Even though I originally wanted to set the story in Poland, I
>>     might be
>>     >> changing that to some more or less defined European city.
>>     Seeing hackers
>>     >> from all over the world, especially Kenya or Philippines I
>>     really don't
>>     >> want to enforce the stereotype that all of them needs to be white.
>>     >>
>>     >> I'm still working on a script which would be enjoyable both
>>     for actual
>>     >> hackers and people who haven't heard about them before. All of
>>     my work -
>>     >> licensed on Creative Commons - is available at
>>     https://wiki.glider.ink/
>>     >> . You are welcome to comment on it, share your own stories and
>>     ideas! If
>>     >> you'd like to register on the wiki, just ping me.
>>     >>
>>     >> Sadly, I found it that very few artists are up to the challenge of
>>     >> trying a de-facto new genre, creating a positive outlook on
>>     technology
>>     >> outside of dark cyberpunk. If you know any graphic novel
>>     illustrator who
>>     >> might be interested in working on this project (fully paid of
>>     course),
>>     >> I'll gladly meet them!
>>     >>
>>     >> Art styles I'm looking for:
>>     >>
>>     >>
>>     https://wiki.glider.ink/_detail/art/characters/suzanne/kimiooon_suzanne_notebook_dark.jpg?id=art
>>     <https://wiki.glider.ink/_detail/art/characters/suzanne/kimiooon_suzanne_notebook_dark.jpg?id=art>
>>     >>
>>     https://wiki.glider.ink/_detail/art/characters/suzanne/kimiooon_suzanne_shrug.jpg?id=art
>>     <https://wiki.glider.ink/_detail/art/characters/suzanne/kimiooon_suzanne_shrug.jpg?id=art>
>>     >>
>>     https://wiki.glider.ink/_detail/art/characters/amanda/caylachicovsky_amanda_face.jpg?id=art
>>     <https://wiki.glider.ink/_detail/art/characters/amanda/caylachicovsky_amanda_face.jpg?id=art>
>>     >>
>>     https://wiki.glider.ink/_detail/art/characters/robert/lhuvik_robert_standing.jpg?id=art
>>     <https://wiki.glider.ink/_detail/art/characters/robert/lhuvik_robert_standing.jpg?id=art>
>>     >>
>>     >> and the full project's moodboards:
>>     >>
>>     >> https://wiki.glider.ink/project/artstyle/moodboards
>>     <https://wiki.glider.ink/project/artstyle/moodboards>
>>     >>
>>     >> Best,
>>     >>
>>     >> alxd
>>     >>
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