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(20 Feb 2005,
have a pre-convergence convergence!! great to really solidify networking and coordination, figure out strengthes and weaknesses.
ramp up the coverage and input streams \x96 get content up there a.s.a.p.
non-local collation of content streams and presentation \x96 people out of \x93the frey\x94 who can compile information with a level head
be prepared to deal with massive increase in traffic, trolls and hackers
tech / network
arrive at space days in advance for network / computer setup - test and troubleshoot
obtain and setup piles of power strips
setup audio studio, and all group work areas [video, print, photo, editors, etc...]
have people awake at space around the clock in shifts to provide early warning of raids, vandalism or problems
obtain furniture for space, including tables for laptops
obtain supplies: toilet paper, trash bags, duct tape, COFFEE, (water) etc.
post guidelines on space usage (no illegal substances, need badge to enter, etc)
clearly post contact information for all imcistas and other key contacts
getting schools to visit for photo-ops, community support/publicity
keep lines of communication open with established local "allies"
single internet connection
not enough phone lines
no ability to take in media from non-imc people, e.g. digital photo workstatsions, or video dubbing ability
backup physical space \x96 redundancy of everything
if you setup a pirate radio station, don't do it at the convergence or sleeping space!
within space, clearly define rules and guidelines, ex: no illegal substances or activity. don't give authorities any reason to shut you down
avoid spending too much energy on security culture and \x93infiltrators\x94, etc...accept that they exist and move on
- 19 Feb 2005
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