You're invited to The 4th Floor

From: Nate Hill 
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OK, here it goes: I'm calling a Chugalug meeting!

As I described in an earlier thread, we're transforming the attic level of
the downtown Chattanooga Public Library into The 4th Floor, a library
environment catering to knowledge production rather than knowledge
consumption.  At the bottom of the email I've pasted some copy describing
the vision for the project so that we are all on the same page.

I'd like to invite everyone to an open discussion / charrette session at
The 4th Floor on Tuesday, August 14th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  I'm sorry,
I know someone said they hoped for a Saturday but I'm having a hard time
making that work for personal reasons.

Here's what to expect, and what I need from participants:

   1. RSVP ASAP.  I need to know how many people are coming.
   2. The space is raw and semi-furnished.  There are old chairs around,
   but you may be sitting on a concrete floor.  So it goes.
   3. We haven't got wireless running up there yet.  If you have a MiFi or
   a hotspot or something and you'd be willing to donate connectivity, plea=
se
   contact me.
   4. I need some volunteer notetakers who would manage and steer a live
   public google doc that evening so we have some record of what we are
   talking about.
   5. If you are that person who shoots video of everywhere you go, talk to
   me.  That would help as well.
   6. Be cool.  Be respectful of others.  Treat this place like you have a
   stake in it, because you do.

The library, and I hope all of you already know this, is at 1001 Broad
Street.  To get to The 4th Floor you'll have to take the elevator to the
3rd floor and walk up one flight of stairs.

Cannot wait to hear from you all.  Together we'll be able to make something
awesome happen here.
-----------------

About:

*The Chattanooga Public Library (CPL) has been given a unique opportunity
to redefine what a public library can do for its community.  Thanks to
EPB=92s gig-per-second internet connection and a next-generation wireless
network, CPL is taking the express lane into the future.  We=92re bypassing
the wiring and standards of the early aughts and building infrastructure
and connectivity for the next generation.  We=92re building this network
throughout all of our facilities, but on the top level of the downtown
facility is where we=92re truly evolving the library.  It will be called Th=
e
4th Floor.

The 4th Floor is an art and technology facility and residency program that
refocuses the library as a place for the production of content, rather than
the consumption of content.  On The 4th Floor, we will break down content
and media production into different types of activities, each of which we
call a =91module=92.  Each module will be operated with a different communi=
ty
sponsor or partner.  Modules stand alone or work in conjunction with other
modules.  Examples of modules might be audio remix and record, video remix
and record, collaboration space, scanning, digital design, and others.

The 4th Floor will be a public media lab, an information commons, a
gallery, a theater, a classroom, and a makerspace.  It will be a
collaborative, co-creative space for entrepreneurs, artists, scholars,
children, cooks, clowns and characters.  It will be a learning lab and a
21st century public information space.  It will be the best of its kind.

While we support the co-creative activities described above, the library
will also be working with one very important partner, Polaris, to create
the next generation library catalog.  The library catalog of the past is
dead; it is an inventory of static warehoused products.  The library
catalog of the future will work in harmony with The 4th Floor, facilitating
the discovery of community-created eBooks, videography, songwriting, and
other objects and products while intelligently and strategically
integrating them with the collections from the past.

Finally, though not conclusively, we=92ll host a competitive residency
program on The 4th Floor, giving accepted applicants a window of time in
which they are granted 24 hour access to the facility to work on their own
project.  Residents will be granted an allotment of funds from the
library=92s materials budget to purchase books and other information
resources to support their project as well as both physical and digital
workspace.  The library would continue to own and lend these materials
after the residency is over.  Residents would also do public programs about
their work and their process during their stay, while contributing and
displaying their work in The 4th Floor gallery space.*
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--=20
Nate Hill
nathanielhill@gmail.com
http://www.natehill.net

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ I hate to even bring this up, but..=0A=0Are: the residency program... = who owns the intellectual property of any =0Aprojects that are created?=0A= =0A=0ARSVP++=0A=0A=0A=0A

=============================================================== From: Eric Wolf ------------------------------------------------------ Nate, Great job organizing this! Seeing "catering" and "consumption" in your email makes me wonder: can we bring beer/food to the 4th floor? The name of the group is chug-a-lug, after all. -Eric -=3D--=3D---=3D----=3D----=3D---=3D--=3D-=3D--=3D---=3D----=3D---=3D--=3D-= =3D- Eric B. Wolf 720-334-7734 On Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 12:32 PM, Nate Hill wrote= : f , ng The t an nity r x ng n ut

=============================================================== From: Nate Hill ------------------------------------------------------ Wonderful question Ed. I always lean toward free & open culture, and I think public libraries should support that. I'd love to hear what this community thinks about the issue... N f , ng The t an nity r x ng n ut

=============================================================== From: Phil Sieg ------------------------------------------------------ Nate, I am in. Phil Sieg President SeniorTech LLC / snapf=C5=8Dn=C2=AE www.snapfon.com Phone: 423.535.9968 Fax: 423.265.9820 Mobile: 423.331.0725 "The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. = It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds." Steve Jobs, 1955-2011 level of the downtown Chattanooga Public Library into The 4th Floor, a = library environment catering to knowledge production rather than = knowledge consumption. At the bottom of the email I've pasted some copy = describing the vision for the project so that we are all on the same = page. at The 4th Floor on Tuesday, August 14th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. I'm = sorry, I know someone said they hoped for a Saturday but I'm having a = hard time making that work for personal reasons. =20 you may be sitting on a concrete floor. So it goes. hotspot or something and you'd be willing to donate connectivity, please = contact me. public google doc that evening so we have some record of what we are = talking about. me. That would help as well. stake in it, because you do. Street. To get to The 4th Floor you'll have to take the elevator to the = 3rd floor and walk up one flight of stairs. something awesome happen here. opportunity to redefine what a public library can do for its community. = Thanks to EPB=E2=80=99s gig-per-second internet connection and a = next-generation wireless network, CPL is taking the express lane into = the future. We=E2=80=99re bypassing the wiring and standards of the = early aughts and building infrastructure and connectivity for the next = generation. We=E2=80=99re building this network throughout all of our = facilities, but on the top level of the downtown facility is where = we=E2=80=99re truly evolving the library. It will be called The 4th = Floor. that refocuses the library as a place for the production of content, = rather than the consumption of content. On The 4th Floor, we will break = down content and media production into different types of activities, = each of which we call a =E2=80=98module=E2=80=99. Each module will be = operated with a different community sponsor or partner. Modules stand = alone or work in conjunction with other modules. Examples of modules = might be audio remix and record, video remix and record, collaboration = space, scanning, digital design, and others.=20 gallery, a theater, a classroom, and a makerspace. It will be a = collaborative, co-creative space for entrepreneurs, artists, scholars, = children, cooks, clowns and characters. It will be a learning lab and a = 21st century public information space. It will be the best of its kind. library will also be working with one very important partner, Polaris, = to create the next generation library catalog. The library catalog of = the past is dead; it is an inventory of static warehoused products. The = library catalog of the future will work in harmony with The 4th Floor, = facilitating the discovery of community-created eBooks, videography, = songwriting, and other objects and products while intelligently and = strategically integrating them with the collections from the past.=20 residency program on The 4th Floor, giving accepted applicants a window = of time in which they are granted 24 hour access to the facility to work = on their own project. Residents will be granted an allotment of funds = from the library=E2=80=99s materials budget to purchase books and other = information resources to support their project as well as both physical = and digital workspace. The library would continue to own and lend these = materials after the residency is over. Residents would also do public = programs about their work and their process during their stay, while = contributing and displaying their work in The 4th Floor gallery space.

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ Nate, count me in, but I may not be able to make it until a little after 5pm. I will be coming from Dalton (Work) and I will be heading out of here around 5ish. f , reless ypassing twork alled The t an ferent community r x ng ncy n n ut

=============================================================== From: Adam Jimerson ------------------------------------------------------ Nate, you can count me in as well re g y, , eneration =80=99re building he will be her with a different n , nd ing ency wn on out

=============================================================== From: Nate Hill ------------------------------------------------------ Feel free to bring food. Beer is a no-no in the public library, my friends. There are many fine establishments for such beverages nearby, and I hope folks will migrate to a local watering hole after we are done drawing ideas all over the walls of The 4th Floor :) N -=3D- e: g y, , ion re ng he be her rent n , nd ing wn out

=============================================================== From: Adam Jimerson ------------------------------------------------------ There is always Pickle Barrel just a block, or so, away that may make for a good after meeting get together. as e =3D-=3D- te: y ng t ry, e y, e are e tion =92re ing the be ther f erent on d, and a . y e s ting d n own bout

=============================================================== From: John Aldrich ------------------------------------------------------ Quoting Phil Sieg : I, too, will try to make it. I will likely be a bit delayed, seeing as to how I"m in Dalton. :D

=============================================================== From: Laura Keys ------------------------------------------------------ I'm in, too. Willing to be a notetaker, though don't have a hotspot / connectivity to offer, so I can't provide the whole real-time public access to google docs.

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ I can bring my phone in and we can use it as a hotspot. Its a Verizon LTE Nexus, and given good signal, I can get about 20 meg up and down in chatty with it :)

=============================================================== From: "Daniel L. Appleget" ------------------------------------------------------ Looks like I picked a good day to read the lug. I can't wait! RSVP +2.

=============================================================== From: David Ingram ------------------------------------------------------ Count me in as well. -- David Ingram, Technology Coordinator Cleveland Bradley County Public Library 795 Church Street NE Cleveland, TN 37311 423.472.2163 x127 http://www.clevelandlibrary.org

=============================================================== From: Mike Harrison ------------------------------------------------------ I'll be there. (If I am in the region, that seems to be changing) I think I have a couple of spare WRTG's (WiFi AP's) laying around.. Need projectors, PA's anything else?

=============================================================== From: Chad Smith ------------------------------------------------------ If I was in Chattanooga, I would be there. Looking forward to reading about what you guys come up with! *- Chad W. Smith*

=============================================================== From: Preston Smith ------------------------------------------------------ I'll be there. Preston Smith : eas =3D-=3D- ote: l ry ing hard ctivity, we are he . ation =92re ding the l be ather of ferent ion rd, and a d. to e in own l about

=============================================================== From: David White ------------------------------------------------------ I'll be there. This'll be my first Chug-a-lug meeting, although I've *meant* to come to several in the past. Glad I can actually make it this time. Sounds like its going to be a popular event. r e: e deas =3D-=3D- rote: a ledge bing m hard ectivity, we are d the y. ration =92re lding f the ll be rather n of fferent tion ord, , and , d a nd. , to he , y in r own al s about d

=============================================================== From: Michael Scholten ------------------------------------------------------ I plan to be there. Likewise this will be my first CHUGALUG meeting. Wanted to come before but generally time was an issue... Looking forward to it! -Michael ts te: wing n -=3D-=3D- wrote: a wledge ibing n 'm a hard nectivity, t we are tor to ty. eration e=92re ilding of the ill be m rather wn h of ifferent ction cord, n, and s, nd a ind. s, to the r, cy e in ir own tal ls s about nd

=============================================================== From: Rod-Lists ------------------------------------------------------ Alright who's got the sarsaparilla? ----- Original Message ----- =3D-=3D- a r . will be ncy

=============================================================== From: Dee Holtsclaw ------------------------------------------------------ I will do my best to attend and planning to bring this up to other trustees of The Chattanooga Speculative Fiction Fans, Inc. (sponsors Chattacon) at the next meeting. I would expect others might come as well, but they will have little time to RSVP. Though I cannot [yet] speak for the organization as a whole, I do hope we can work out some financial support. Speaking of, the CSFF and Chattacon meeting is Saturday, August 11, 2PM at the Choo-Choo [probably in Penn Station] with a staff pool party to follow ~6PM 'til whenever. Anyone that wants to attend is welcome to do so.

=============================================================== From: "K. Elise Walker" ------------------------------------------------------ I'm going to see if I can get some time off from work to come in.

=============================================================== From: James Nylen ------------------------------------------------------ RSVP +1. Sounds great!

=============================================================== From: joshua johnson ------------------------------------------------------ RSVP. Like others, this will be the first I've been able to attend, and I look forward to it. -josh OK, here it goes: I'm calling a Chugalug meeting! As I described in an earlier thread, we're transforming the attic level of the downtown Chattanooga Public Library into The 4th Floor, a library environment catering to knowledge production rather than knowledge consumption. At the bottom of the email I've pasted some copy describing the vision for the project so that we are all on the same page. I'd like to invite everyone to an open discussion / charrette session at The 4th Floor on Tuesday, August 14th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. I'm sorry, I know someone said they hoped for a Saturday but I'm having a hard time making that work for personal reasons. Here's what to expect, and what I need from participants: 1. RSVP ASAP. I need to know how many people are coming. 2. The space is raw and semi-furnished. There are old chairs around, but you may be sitting on a concrete floor. So it goes. 3. We haven't got wireless running up there yet. If you have a MiFi or a hotspot or something and you'd be willing to donate connectivity, plea= se contact me. 4. I need some volunteer notetakers who would manage and steer a live public google doc that evening so we have some record of what we are talking about. 5. If you are that person who shoots video of everywhere you go, talk to me. That would help as well. 6. Be cool. Be respectful of others. Treat this place like you have a stake in it, because you do. The library, and I hope all of you already know this, is at 1001 Broad Street. To get to The 4th Floor you'll have to take the elevator to the 3rd floor and walk up one flight of stairs. Cannot wait to hear from you all. Together we'll be able to make something awesome happen here. ----------------- About: *The Chattanooga Public Library (CPL) has been given a unique opportunity to redefine what a public library can do for its community. Thanks to EPB=92s gig-per-second internet connection and a next-generation wireless network, CPL is taking the express lane into the future. We=92re bypassing the wiring and standards of the early aughts and building infrastructure and connectivity for the next generation. We=92re building this network throughout all of our facilities, but on the top level of the downtown facility is where we=92re truly evolving the library. It will be called The 4th Floor. The 4th Floor is an art and technology facility and residency program that refocuses the library as a place for the production of content, rather than the consumption of content. On The 4th Floor, we will break down content and media production into different types of activities, each of which we call a =91module=92. Each module will be operated with a different communi= ty sponsor or partner. Modules stand alone or work in conjunction with other modules. Examples of modules might be audio remix and record, video remix and record, collaboration space, scanning, digital design, and others. The 4th Floor will be a public media lab, an information commons, a gallery, a theater, a classroom, and a makerspace. It will be a collaborative, co-creative space for entrepreneurs, artists, scholars, children, cooks, clowns and characters. It will be a learning lab and a 21st century public information space. It will be the best of its kind. While we support the co-creative activities described above, the library will also be working with one very important partner, Polaris, to create the next generation library catalog. The library catalog of the past is dead; it is an inventory of static warehoused products. The library catalog of the future will work in harmony with The 4th Floor, facilitating the discovery of community-created eBooks, videography, songwriting, and other objects and products while intelligently and strategically integrating them with the collections from the past. Finally, though not conclusively, we=92ll host a competitive residency program on The 4th Floor, giving accepted applicants a window of time in which they are granted 24 hour access to the facility to work on their own project. Residents will be granted an allotment of funds from the library=92s materials budget to purchase books and other information resources to support their project as well as both physical and digital workspace. The library would continue to own and lend these materials after the residency is over. Residents would also do public programs about their work and their process during their stay, while contributing and displaying their work in The 4th Floor gallery space.* * * * * -- = Nate Hill nathanielhill@gmail.com http://www.natehill.net -------------- next part -------------- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL: http://geeklabs.net/pipermail/chugalug/attachments/20120730/2c5578f2/a= ttachment-0001.htm

=============================================================== From: Nate Hill ------------------------------------------------------ Just a reminder to the group that we'll be meeting up on The 4th Floor at the public library downtown tomorrow from 5-7. To get there, take the elevator or stairs to the 3rd floor, and then walk up the last flight of stairs to the 4th. The elevator does go all the way up, but it requires a keycode. If you need special assistance getting up the last flight of stairs please let me know and I'll arrange to help with that. Looking forward to showing you all the space, and hearing what you have to say! If you have a lumber crayon or a marker bring it along: you'll be invited to draw your ideas for the space directly on the walls! I'm going to pick up a few markers or something as well. Another reminder: anyone who has wireless hotspots please do bring them and share with your friends. It'll be about a month before we have the wifi up and running in the space. See you soon- email me with any questions. Nate f , ng The t an nity r x ng n ut --=20 Nate Hill nathanielhill@gmail.com http://www.natehill.net

=============================================================== From: Alan Moss ------------------------------------------------------ Sadly, I won't be able to attend. I hope someone will be taking notes! Thanks, -Alan

=============================================================== From: Adam Jimerson ------------------------------------------------------ I believe there is going to be someone taking notes on Google Docs or something similar for those that can not attend. a e g : g rd , ion re ng he be her rent n , nd ing wn out

=============================================================== From: "kitepilot@kitepilot.com" ------------------------------------------------------ I won't be able to attend either... :( Heading to the Pacific at noon. ET Alan Moss writes:

=============================================================== From: Michael Scholten ------------------------------------------------------ Still planning on it! -Michael On Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 6:07 PM, Garrett Gaston wrot= e: a e g : f , ng The t an nity r x ng n ut

=============================================================== From: Laura Keys ------------------------------------------------------ I had volunteered to do some note-taking tonight, but as life has gotten in the way, some other brave souls will need to handle the google doc-ing this evening. I will either not be there or will be there sans computer. On Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 6:34 PM, Michael Scholten wro= te: ote: t a be ng e: g y, , ion re ng he be her rent n , nd ing wn out