There has been no topic yet. So I created it because @transitionmica from Berlin has already found someone to send a message and is willing to coordinate with that person. So I figured you need a place to organize it and get her in.
As one of the organizing team members for the global event called Open Source Circular Economy Days , I would like to invite you to send a message to our global community.
We value your expertise and work and would be delighted if you could share your experience in open source, circular economy or both and welcome the participants from over 60 cities to the 2016 events.
We would appreciate it if you could record a 5 minute video and post it on your website or YouTube channel, allowing us to share it on OSCEDays website. If you prefer, one of the organizing team members can set-up a Google Hangout session and record a short interview with you. The video should be available starting June 1st, 2016, as we want to offer a virtual open house to OSCEDays 2016.
I am receiving the first positive responses for this. The first speaker is Portuguese. I forgot to ask you all if the messages should be in English or the native language of the speaker. What do you think?
Interesting question: English is lingua franca now, so I agree: English for now. How about I contact people from the Esperanto-Movement and invite them to discuss with us an alternative shared open source language? So far that’s how this artificial language is developed as far as I know, in an open process of discussion by its users.
Or how about we ask people to become multi-lingual? I love English, it’s my second language, but it is too dominant. If it were up to me, I would allow for messages in the native language, even without subtitles. Anybody can find somebody who could translate a short video. Anyway, no speaker has asked for another language, so far.
A message from the Esperanto movement would be great fun to have. Who can get one in?
As of now, I have 3 speakers confirmed (all updates on Google drive OSCE 2016). One of them is a zero-waste lifestyle blogger, she will record the video for us with our script. Who wants to help me write the script?
We are delighted to share with all the participants in OSCEdays 2016 a few messages from experts and practitioners in open source and the circular economy, outlining their work, emphasizing the need for collaboration and welcoming you all to an even greater year for the OSCE community.
Allison Mills, science and technology writer and Joshua Pearce, Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, both from MichiganTech in Houghton, Michigan, USA, discuss open source hardware and the future of science.
Ines Costa, environmental engineer and senior consultant at 3DRIVERS, an environmental consultancy firm in Portugal, talks about her work in industrial symbiosis and wishes us all great success and plenty of synergy.
I found it difficult to hear what Joshua was saying in his video - Allison and Ines were both fine but I just couldn’t follow him well.
I downloaded the video, bumped up his audio and put it in the owncloud. It’s not beautiful quality but it’s more understandable, so if others also experience the same problem as I did, we can upload this louder version to YouTube as well.
Great, thank you Sam. I knew about the audio problem, thank you for solving it. Could you or @sharmarval do the blog post? I think Lars is in Dusseldorf and I would like to see the two videos posted, since Joshua and Ines were so generous to make them as we asked them to.