Interference Archive work day 10/21/12

Interference Archive work day, Sunday October 21, 12-5
131 8th st. #4, Brooklyn, NY 11215 (2 blocks from F/G/R trains at 4th ave./9th st.)

QUESTION: I am writing a article about how screwed up wall street is

question / pregunta: 

I am writing an article about how screwed up Wall Street is and I want to start with a comparison to a crash in history, prior to 1929. Which crash most resembles 2008?

QUESTION: Wikileaks

question / pregunta: 

Are Wikileaks sites (main, mirrors) being censored by government filters in US public libraries?

QUESTION: mining

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Social responsability of mineral industries of Latin america.

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Outline and Notes from "A Hard Nut to Crack: Researching Your Neighborhood"


A Hard Nut to Crack: Researching Your Neighborhood

July 22, 2012
Park Slope Food Coop

Demographics and other statistical information are among the most difficult data to harness when you're trying to learn more about where you live. And what about researching the history of your part of the city? This workshop will introduce participants to resources and techniques both online and off to help you get a handle on your neighborhood.

Learning objectives:

  • Participants will be able to conduct basic demographic research.
  • Participants will know how to find a variety of neighborhood statistics.
  • Participants will be able to find information about Brooklyn and local issues using websites and resources both online and off.

QUESTION: BPL contact

question / pregunta: 

Hi, I am looking for a contact at the Boston Public Library that can help me with a project that I am working on with SPROUT in Somerville. Michael Nagle and I recently received a grant through the Barr Foundation to develop a project that visually represents current energy use for the city of Boston through it's neighborhood fire call boxes. This is an unusual and exciting project, and we would like to work with the main library and the library branches to disseminate info about what the visual info on the call boxes is representing. Anyway, longer story and specific description is available, but I am looking for the right person to contact at the BPL that might work on public programs/art projects?
Many thanks, Deb Todd Wheeler (Boston area artist)

QUESTION: What software options are there for putting census data on a map?

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Creating maps by population, income distribution, etc are great for organizing strategy and political education/leadership development. I am familiar with the online tool "Simply Map", which I can use through my local library. Sometimes, it's not enough. What similar (free/trial/paid) tools are out there?

Calling all DC area RR members: in-person meet-up?

Well, I've evidently been a member of RR for one year and 36 weeks, and so far, I haven't done very much.

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