OK, this more or less satisfies a deep down nerdy fantasy of mine, and despite serious criticisms and reservations I have about the mainstream media, it’s somewhat of a guilty pleasure: we’ve been mentioned in WIRED magazine, and safe2pee is getting a huge amount of exposure because of it!
Many in queer and radical communities have embraced the site, and for that we are very thankful …. but I am also pleasantly surprised by how much credit and support nerd/geek communities have given the project. Certainly those communities can overlap, but it makes me smile a little extra. Perhaps these are forward thinking people who see connections between the cyborg and queering gender? Okay, well, maybe that’s asking a lot? Often time the language used in these tech venues does not fully express the breadth of the project but I think it is a good and important start!
I just talked with a friend in Oregon who said safe2pee had been mentioned at BRO meetings, a co-worker who visited Canada and the said someone up there mentioned the site in conversation (an early morning interview for RedEye, on Vancouver Co-op radio) which makes me think either a lot of people know about the project or the world is a very, very small place.
If you see the magazine, you can check it out on about page 40, or online in “The Best Google Maps Mashups.” If you want to know more, read this kick-ass article by the ever-so-cool Annalee Newitz, I think it captures us well, or check out some of the fantastic and amazing bloggers who wrote about us. This is only a few of the many people online who are responsible for the project being where it is, if you’d like to see more posts check out this page
It’s been a tumultuous few weeks for me personally, though I think things may be beginning to settles down and there will be more time available to start some more advocacy / action campaigns locally in SF, with the hope to grow.
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