The basic idea is to meet once a month for a video chat and discuss a book of interest to the GOSH community. It’s an open invite to join and you can also join the discussion even if you didn’t read the book. This is simply intended as a way to keep in touch and share ideas/resources about anything relevant to the GOSH movement (e.g., open science, open hardware, social movements, etc.).
I’ve created a Riot room here. Please join it to sign up for “the club”. For those who don’t know what Riot is, it’s like an open-source slack with clients for all browsers/phones, etc. There’s also a main GOSH channel which you should also join!
Our first book is called Full Revelations of a Professional Rat-catcher After 25 Years’ Experience and it is available as a free ebook on gutenberg. Inspired by hackteria’s urban hunting and How to Eat (Almost) Anything projects. @dusjagr says it’s a short read and I doubt that many people will have already read it
Also, if anyone has experience organizing global video calls (picking a time/day that works across multiple timezones), please speak up and share any tips!
This page is a wiki, so you can edit it (you can also leave comments bellow).
Signup - please add name, username, and timezone)
- Ryan Fobel, @ryanfobel, UTC-5
- Jenny Molloy, @jcm80, UTC+1 (London - so UTC depending on daylight savings!)
- Shannon, @shannond, UTC-5 or UTC-6
- Juanma, @juanmagararc, UTC +2 (Madrid / Paris)
- Hagit, @fiestin, UTC+2 (Jerusalem)
- Aga, @agnieszka, UCT+3 (Helsinki)
- Joel, @biomurph, UTC-5 (New York)
- Marina, @marinappdf, UTC-3(São Paulo, Brasil)
- Moritz, @moritz_lablab, UTC+2(Leipzig, Germany)
- Saad, @saadcaffeine, UTC+8 (Singapore)
- Louise, @loubez, UTC+1 (Oxford, UK)
- Oliver, @oli.keller, UTC+2 (Geneva, Switzerland)
- Jessica Leete, @Jsmleete, firstname.lastname@example.org, UTC-5/6 (Boston, MA)
- Rachel Hu, @RachelH, email@example.com UTC+8 (Shenzhen, China)
- Leonardo Sehn, @leosehn, UTC-2 ou UTC-3 (Brasília, Brasil, so now it is UTC-2)
- Chege James, @chege, UTC+3 (Nairobi, Kenya)
- Public lab list of recommended readings
- Bold and Open’s open-source community reading list: Lots of good books here, many freely available for download
Other books of interest
- The Alchemist
- Makers (Cory Doctorow)
- The Misfit Economy: Lessons in Creativity from Pirates, Hackers, Gangsters, and other Informal Entrepreneurs (Alexa Clay & Kyra Maya Phillips)
- Laboratory Life: The Construction of Scientific Facts (1979, Bruno Latour)
- Common as Air: Revolution, Art, and Ownership by Lewis Hyde
- Everything for Everyone: The Radical Tradition That Is Shaping the Next Economy by Nathan Schneider
- QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter by Richard Feynman