Aidan Williamson/Team Culturing Information
Team Culturing Information
WHO are you?
- Resume/CV -
- Name: Aidan Domenic Willamson
- Born: 6/24/1992 Bryn Mawr, PA
- Location: Media, PA
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Introductory Video: YouTube Link
- Work Plan v1:File:Aidan Williamson Work Plan.pdf
- Work Plan v2:File:ADW Revised Workplan.pdf
- Work Plan v3: File:Work Plan 3.pdf
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?
- Lathe - Intermediate
- Vertical Mill - Intermediate
- Surface Grinding - Beginner
- Stick Welding - Proficient
- MIG Welding - Proficient
- Oxy-fuel - Intermediate
- TIG - beginner/intermediate
- Plasma - None
- 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
- Are you interested in a Dedicated Project Visit?
- 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?
- Are you a True Fan? If not, why not?
- 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!