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An interview with Daniel Sinker
"What would be your dream setup?

Honestly, I’m not wanting for a lot setup-wise. I love my machine [13" MacBook Air], I like my phone [Google Nexus S 4g]. Clearly, I have a thing for the pens [Sharpie pen] and notebooks [Field Notes and Moleskines] and other shit I use. The one thing I dream about is having a space where I’m working along side some very close friends. Currently, I spend most of my time working at my dining room table and while that’s awesome in a lot of ways, I do miss having physical colleagues close at hand.

So yeah: A place to do awesome shit with awesome people, that’s my dream setup."

[Pen referenced, found by Allen: http://www.amazon.com/Sharpie-Stainless-Steel-Point-1800702/dp/B0067VHVNA/ ]
2012  notetaking  notebooks  setups  toolkits  howwework  software  tools  cv  collegiality  thesetup  danielsinker  usesthis 
may 2012 by robertogreco
Don't Go Back to School: A handbook for learning anything by Kio Stark — Kickstarter
"Don’t Go Back to School  is a handbook for independent learning that shows you how to learn almost anything without school. If you’re thinking about going back to school or about the possibility of self-taught learning, read this book first! Don’t Go Back to School will help you figure out if you can do it on your own—and it’ll show you how. It might just save you a gazillion dollars in tuition fees, and spare you the yoke of student loans for years to come."
kiostark  unschooling  deschooling  learning  books  kickstarter  2011  danielsinker  corydoctorow  quinnnorton  selfeducated  self-directedlearning  autodidactism  autodidacts  brepettis  skillshare  dropouts  education  cv  autodidacticism 
november 2011 by robertogreco
Louder Than a Bomb at the @MayorEmanuel Book Party | Quaxelrod.com - the home of @MayorEmanuel
"One of the greatest unexpected outcomes of the whole @MayorEmanuel saga this past spring was getting to give over $12,000 of other people's money to the incredible youth writing organization, Young Chicago Authors. When thinking up who I'd like to have at the @MayorEmanuel book party, they were the first ones on my list--specifically their poetry arm, Louder Than a Bomb. LTAB has created a city-wide (regional now) poetry competition for high school students that is truly one of the greatest cultural institutions in Chicago. Watch the four performances from the Hideout stage and you'll see why:"

[See also: http://youngchicagoauthors.org/performances.html ]

"two girls around 16-17 whose piece on sexuality, body image and adolescent relationships was wisdom so far beyond their years I felt as if they knew more about life than I do, twenty years their senior."

[From http://www.ourmaninchicago.net/2011/09/top-five-moments-from-last-nights-mayoremanuel-event-at-hideout/ ]
louderthanabomb  chicago  youngchicagoauthors  poetry  2011  danielsinker  bodyimage  gender  teens  classideas 
september 2011 by robertogreco
Griotism | Half-Off Coupons and T-Shirts
Robinson Meyer rounds up the release party for The F***ing Epic Twitter Quest of @MayorEmanuel
mayoremanuel  chicago  danielsinker  blackeyedpeas  music  books  events  2011 
september 2011 by robertogreco
daniel sinker • Open Data Product Idea: "Civic Navigator"
"Imagine: You’re looking at moving to a new part of town, you have a kid, and want to know where the hell you are, in terms of wards, schools, cops, services… So you enter an address, or you smack a button on your phone and you’re served up a whole bunch of information:

• What’s the neighborhood?
• What ward are you in—who’s the alderman, how do you get in touch?
• What about state districts—who represents this place? Or who’s the US congressperson?
• What’s the police district, and where’s the office?
• What schools does that location feed into, and how are they doing?
• What kind of transportation options are around you (trains, busses, bike routes & racks, etc)
• Where is something green close by (a park, a playlot, a forest preserve, etc)?
• Closest hospital?

There are plenty of other possibilities, but you get the idea: Give a heads-up display for a place, the vital information for engaging in a location."
networkedcities  networkedurbanism  urban  urbanism  comments  adamgreenfield  danielsinker  2011  everyblock  data  chicago  cities  urbanflow  bighere 
july 2011 by robertogreco
For Dewey, Bellow, and Sweetness: The Story of the Chicago Comma - storify.com
"The University of Oxford no longer uses the "Oxford" or serial Comma in its own publications. Even though the serial comma is still recommended by Oxford University Press, we feel that the time has come for the torch to be passed to a new city on a new continent. We say: let the so-called Oxford Comma become hereafter known as the Chicago Comma."
timcarmody  danielsinker  oxford  oxfordcomma  punctuation  chicago  2011  manualofstyle  writing  style  ego  humor  appropriation  renaming  classideas  storify  commas  howwewrite  parentheses  quotationmarks  dumbquotes  serialcomma  language  communication  johndewey  saulbellow  styleguides 
june 2011 by robertogreco
For Dewey, Bellow, and Sweetness: The Story of the Chicago Comma - storify.com
"The University of Oxford no longer uses the "Oxford" or serial Comma in its own publications. Even though the serial comma is still recommended by Oxford University Press, we feel that the time has come for the torch to be passed to a new city on a new continent. We say: let the so-called Oxford Comma become hereafter known as the Chicago Comma."
timcarmody  danielsinker  oxford  oxfordcomma  punctuation  chicago  2011  manualofstyle  writing  style  ego  humor  appropriation  renaming  classideas  storify  commas  howwewrite  parentheses  quotationmarks  dumbquotes  serialcomma  language  communication  comments  styleguides 
june 2011 by robertogreco
Cracking the Twitter Case  | American Journalism Review
"Other reporters tried and failed, but The Atlantic's Alexis Madrigal tracked down the identity of the man behind the profane and brilliant @MayorEmanuel. Posted: Fri, March 11, 2011"

"Madrigal is thoughtful about technology's role in society, Carmody adds. He and his colleagues "take the long view; they think about history, culture and ideas as much as the latest consumer tech."

Among Madrigal's many areas of interest, the one that probably most informed his story on Sinker is the storytelling potential of social media. "I've been tracking literary uses of Twitter for years," Madrigal says. He lives much of his life online -- Carmody says that although the men are good friends, they have never met face-to-face -- and last year wrote a long and eloquent response to novelist Zadie Smith, who had written that Facebook should be struggled against. Madrigal disagreed strongly, writing that "the real struggle is with ourselves to use Facebook well.""

[via: http://snarkmarket.com/2011/6720 ]
twitter  socialnetworking  us  @mayoremanuel  mayoremanuel  rahmemanuel  timcarmody  journalism  history  technology  zadiesmith  storytelling  danielsinker 
march 2011 by robertogreco
Rahm Emanuel (MayorEmanuel) on Twitter
"@MayorEmanuel was a satirical Twitter account that turned the 2011 Chicago Mayoral Election into real-time literature. From making snow angels on the frozen ice of Lake Michigan, to dancing with the ghost of Curtis Mayfield, to its emotional climax at the edge of space-time itself, the Tweets of @MayorEmanuel offered a highly profane, hilariously surreal--and, at times oddly moving--look at this historic election, this larger-than-life persona, redemption, sacrifice, and the lasting bonds of both friendship and civic pride. This archive offers the original Tweets in chronological order and with contextual @replies where possible. Tweets authored by @dansinker."
danielsinker  humor  politics  blogs  twitter  rpg  quaxelrod  mayoremanuel  rahmemanuel  2011  2010  chicago 
march 2011 by robertogreco
Revealing the Man Behind @MayorEmanuel - Alexis Madrigal - Technology - The Atlantic
"It was the best fake Twitter account ever, deftly satirizing Rahm Emanuel, and elevating the Tweet and the f-word to the level of literature. But the mystery writer was never revealed - until now"

"That moment was both when we caught the first glimmer of intelligence smoldering in the mayor. Not just anyone quotes Mamet's American Buffalo back at FakeDavidMamet. And maybe that quote could be seen as the key to @MayorEmanuel's twisted narrative. It's only tweets, unless they're motherfucking true.

Of course, nothing he said ever actually happened. But crazily enough, a fake account sputtering out 140-character jabs in the voice of a lampooned major political figure somehow tunneled to wherever it is that the realest reality is kept and pulled it out, soaked with beer, covered in celery salt, and laced with profanity. His tweets were true like a joke or a dream or a three-chord song about sniffing glue."
twitter  politics  socialmedia  @mayoremanuel  chicago  humor  alexismadrigal  literature  microblogging  mayoremanuel  danielsinker 
march 2011 by robertogreco
daniel sinker's metablog - It’s true: I was @MayorEmanuel
"As I write this, The Atlantic has just released a story revealing that I was in fact @MayorEmanuel, the profane parody Twitter account that shadowed the Real Rahm Emanuel’s campaign for Mayor of Chicago before descending into a Time Vortex the night after the election. Questions about the identity of the up-until-now anonymous author have been raging in the media for months. Staying hidden is really exhausting.

So, hi!

If you’re thinking about writing a story or blogging about this, my good friend Daniel X. O’Neil took a couple photos of me this morning and has Creative Commons Licensed them on Flickr. Friends are awesome.

If you want to chat, you can find me on Twitter @dansinker.

Thanks to the many thousands of you that made this so much fucking fun."
@mayoremanuel  rahmemanuel  danielsinker  2011  twitter  mayoremanuel 
march 2011 by robertogreco

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