Aidan Williamson/Team Culturing Information

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Aidan Williamson (talk) 04:22, 29 July 2015 (CEST)

Team Culturing Information

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WHO are you?

WHY are you motivated to support/develop this work?

  • Do you endorse open source culture?
This is like asking: Do you endorse honesty?. To which my response is :yes.
  • Why are you interested in collaborating with us?
Highly interested
  • How do you think that the GVCS can address pressing world issues?
Pressing World Issues: overproduction, pollution, social injustice
OSE Solution: DIY culture creates appropriate production levels; clear intention to explore alternative energy sources & maintain maximum efficiency; diffused information promotes level playing fields
  • What should happen so that you become more involved with the project?
I should continue my studies and visit FeF when I can to learn more.
  • What is missing in the project?
Prototyped learning structures proposed by OSE Campus
  • What are your suggestions for improvement of the project?
Highly motivated, unskilled individuals could DPV to research and document the practicality of the OSE Campus

WHAT are your skills?

  • Machining
    • Lathe - Intermediate
    • Vertical Mill - Intermediate
    • Surface Grinding - Beginner
  • Welding
    • Stick Welding - Proficient
    • MIG Welding - Proficient
    • Oxy-fuel - Intermediate
    • TIG - beginner/intermediate
    • Plasma - None
  • Electronics
    • AA Degree in Electronics
    • Experience programming PIC MCUs in assembler language

  • How have you already contributed to the project?

2.5 mo visit in 2012 with a focus on education in GVCS fabrication. With the skills and theory I learned from the stay at FeF I was able to proceeed to build my own open source machines. With that in mind, I think there is tremendous potential for young americans to pursue affordable education by engaging in a distributed network of open source hardware enterprises.

FeF is an inspriration for a successful, replicable, self-funded education center based on cheap student labor. I imagine a farm, urban or rural, where students are offered free housing, and perhaps a small stipend, in return for the work in GVCS fabrication and vegetable production. This is a business with integrated carbon offsets that produces machines used on-site and sold to existing or start-up industry. The education program could be an immersion program that lasts 2-3 years and includes, in addition to farming and machine fabrication/operation, a timebank-stye approach to liberal-arts and technical topics. These workshops will be well-documented and published in order to verify credibility and meritability.

In the long term I wish to establish such an enterprise in my neck of the woods. In the short term I wish to build more machines, try designing one of my own perhaps, and start saving money for this dream.

HOW can you help?

  • How are you interested in contributing to the work of GVCS development?
Research, and fabrication of GVCS items
  • Can you volunteer to work with us, and if so, how many hours per week?
Yes. 40+ Hrs/week
  • Are you interested in working with us for pay? If so, what services can you offer, and what is your hourly or per-project rate?
Not interested in pay at the moment
When I am able to contribute
  • Are you interested in purchasing equipment from us to help bootstrap development?
Not at the moment
  • Are you interested in bidding for consulting/design/prototyping work?

Yes since 10/2011
  • Would you like to see yourself working with us on a full-time basis?
  • Are you interested in being part of the world's first, open source, resilient community? The GVCS is the preparatory step for the OSE Village Experiment – a 2 year, immersion experiment (2013-2014) for testing whether a real, thriving, modern-day prototype community of 200 people can be built on 200 acres using local resources and open access to information? We are looking for approximately 200 people to fill a diverse array of roles, according to the Social Contract that is being developed. This may be the boldest social experiment on earth - a pioneering community whose goal is to extend the index of possibilities regarding harmonious existence of humans, ecology, and technology.
hahaha I can't stop smiling... YES!