Now, what you hear is not a test. It’s the real thing: the week with P2PU

24 – 30 July 2010

The week’s lyrical theme is admittedly a little harder, but us let us transport you back to the days when the neon dance floor was alight. And remember, the beat don’t stop till the break of dawn.

I don’t mean to brag. I don’t mean to boast. But we like hot butter on our breakfast toast >> We don’t mean to, but we’ll do it anyway, because we are big fans of Joi Ito’s wonderful journalism course. It finished last week, but we are doing some major scheming behind the scenes to make sure it comes back – pronto. If you want to help let us know! Until then, read Joi’s reflections about the experience on his blog http://joi.ito.com/ and check out the materials at http://p2pu.org/journalism

Then you throw your hands high in the air. Ya rockin’ to the rhythm, shake your derriere >> Cause that’s what you’ll all want to do when you read this next little item. Hidden in just another unassuming bullet are the news that everyone has been waiting for. Our new t-shirts went to the printers this week. Did Bekka ask them to mix some sparkly bits into the grey this time? Well, you’ll just have to wait and see. In the meantime, you can be the second person (after our friend Eze) to order a P2PU shirt at http://p2pu.spreadshirt.com. You know you want to!

Everybody go, “Ho-tel, mo-tel, Holiday Inn >> Even better than a hotel motel holiday inn, we started looking at shared apartment options for Barcelona, and it’s looking good. Bekka found a whole building full of apartments that sleep up to 4 people each. It’ll be like summer camp – except in winter. We also have confirmation from the Open University Catalunya that they will let us use some of their rooms to put sticky notes everywhere and workshop the place till the break of dawn. Thank you Eva!

Say up jump the boogie to the bang bang boogie >> Jumpin’ up at you is our new School of Webcraft slide image on the http://www.drumbeat.org home page. You might have to wait a little until it jumps up – right there in front of your eyes. Grey and beautiful. Thanks Ned!

And now people in the house, this is just for you. A little rap to make you boogaloo >> This week the people in the house talked about what to boogaloo-do with the P2PU lounge. The idea for the lounge was to provide an easy entry point to the community. Where new people could hang out, ask questions, and discuss answers. We admittedly hacked it together a bit and it never really took off and we are about to replace it with a mailing list and a wiki. If you’ve got an opinion on the lounge – now is the time to tell it to thepeople (at p2pu.org).

With that we’ll leave you to the weekend. Watch this on your way out of Friday http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diiL9bqvalo (You know it’s got to be good if it’s ripped from VHS – filmed live at last year’s workshop in Berlin I believe).

PS: I said a hip hop, hippie to the hippie, the hip, hip a hop, and you don’t stop, a rock it to the bang bang boogie, say, up jump the boogie, to the rhythm of the boogie, the beat.

About jessykate

Jessy is a technologist, hacker, designer of experimental institutions, and community builder.

3 comments

  1. Tinashe Ruswa

    interesting read very Hip I must say.Good work very good work

  2. Skiddlee beebop a we rock a scoobie doo, and guess what, P2PU, we love you.

    Time for a class on the history of hip hop.

  3. rebeccakahn

    Good idea, Greg. Want to teach it? We’d love to have a history of hip hop class!

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