“The work of Jesus was not a new set of ideals or principles for reforming or even revolutionizing society, but the establishment of a new community, a people that embodied forgiveness, sharing and self-sacrificing love in its rituals and discipline. In that sense, the visible church is not to be the bearer of Christ’s message, but to be the message.” from Stanley Hauerwas
Joseph is restarting the Thursday night prayer group, which will be held in his and Claudia's studio. The plan is to meet there every second week from 7 - 9, with people from both Curieux and Emerge in attendance.
If you're interested in going, the first meeting will take place this Thursday night.
I used a recent freelance check to purchase myself a fun new toy...a Wacom Graphire3 pen tablet for my computer! It's a kind of drawing board and pen that attaches to your computer and lets you draw in Photoshop and other graphics softwares. It's far less cumbersome than a mouse, and more intuitive.
Because I'm having so much fun with my new toy, and doing lots of drawr-rings, I started a new web art gallery to put some of my stuff on display. You can leave comments and check out what I've been making!
With the recent passing of Bill C-60 on Monday, timing couldn't be better for an event discussing copyrights in Canada. Sunday, July 3, UQAM with be hosting Copyright2005. There will be a Q/A panel as well as a presentation from Richard Stallman who launched the development of the GNU operating system over 20 years ago.
I picked up a flyer at the l'Utopik about University of the Streets Café / L'Université autrement: Dans les cafés and I thought I would pass it on. During the summer they have various discussions that take place out in the community invarious places. Here's a summary of it: June 22-Reconciliation:First Nations@Café Rico, July 14-Power of Food@Santropol, July 19-A Bicycle Converstaion(bike tour)@Parc Jeanne Mance, August 17-A Pluralist Nation@UQAM, August 27-films and discussion. Check out their website for the full schedule and other info. All of the events are bilingual.
Dan writes: HI All, there is a great post on WIRED about community. Have a read, I think it would be a great conversation starter talking about community. I can't make it to the Newman Center tomorrow, but maybe you can fill me in later.https://www.wired.com/news/print/0,1294,66785,00.html
Andrew Jones is doing something he calls Suddenly Seminary... You can check in to the HabboHotel and chat with Andrew and/or invited guests each Tuesday (2pm Montreal time). While your in "class" you can grab a drink, get up and dance, or jump in the hottub. Now that's my kind of education! I enjoyed last week's chat - BTW - Click on the picture...that's me in the red tuque - Andrew has the black hat.
"In a recent interview, Howard Rheingold (author of Smart Mobs) discussed the possibility of a 'new economic system' born of 'unconscious cooperation' embodied by such technologies as Google links and Amazon lists, Wikipedia, wireless devices using unlicensed spectrum, Web logs, and open-source software. Rheingold speculates that 'the technology of the Internet, reputation systems, online communities, mobile devices...may make some new economic system possible....We had markets, then we had capitalism, and socialism was a reaction to industrial-era capitalism. There's been an assumption that since communism failed, capitalism is triumphant, therefore humans have stopped evolving new systems for economic production.' However, Rheingold is worried that established companies with business models that are threatened by these new technologies could 'quash such nascent innovations as file-sharing -- and potentially put the U.S. at risk of falling behind the rest of the world.'"
Here is the interview: