“I started at Big Noise Raploch when I was really young. I was such a quiet wee girl then, I used to hide at the back and not speak to anyone. Now I’ve got a great group of friends who all go to Big Noise and it’s brilliant when we all get together for a performance.
City Engineering has scheduled the first Public Information Meeting for the Autumn Ridge Path project. This project involves the installation of a multi use path that will connect users between Milwaukee Street and Commercial Avenue north of Highway 30. The proposed route will include a bridge overpass of Highway 30 and will use a combination of off street and on street facilities south of Highway 30 to make the connection:.
In the Netherlands, snow blanketed much of the country, forcing the government to cancel a weekly crisis meeting to discuss the coronavirus pandemic. Train services were suspended and Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport warned passengers of possible flight cancellations. National broadcaster NOS showed images of an early morning snowball fight involving residents and police on Amsterdam’s central Dam Square.
The HTC Edge Sense app was spotted by Android Police, and they’ve gotten hold of screenshots hinting at various functions the metal laden sensors will be able to perform. The app was listed briefly on Google Play without any description, and there was no ability to download it either. The first screenshot asks you to test it by pressing the edges to ‘fill up a balloon’ and release it to launch the balloon.
We suggest that such a “laboratization” has also taken place in the case of Occupy, and that it was in a sense a “double laboratization” which has occurred top down as well as bottom up. We speak of “laboratization bottom up” to indicate practices and artefacts which show that the social and spatial settings of Occupy have been carefully constructed and intentionally shaped by activists. We chose the concept of the laboratory because speaking of fields with regards to such spaces seems to underrate the activists’ reflexivity and falls back into what Latour called a “nave belief in the other’s nave belief.” Seeing the sites of Occupy as socio political laboratories shall therefore also contribute to a perspective on political movement which emphasizes a hierarchical relations between researching and researched actors as well as an acknowledgement of the latter’s strategic efforts.