The purpose of this page is to position what you might find on this site. The text is heavily poached from danah boyd, who also cribbed it from David Weinberger. Both are not affiliated with me; I have only read some of their works.
First thing first, this is a personal website. While I founded C2O library & collabtive, within this site, I am not speaking on behalf of the organisation. For information pertaining to C2O—the opening hours, how to get there, how to hold an event, what’s on, etc.—please check C2O website, or email email@example.com.
The views expressed on this site are solely my own, and do not represent/reflect my employer(s), institution(s), or anyone else with whom I may be remotely affiliated. I say what I want and no one pays me to write this blog or say particular things in it. I am not compensated for my website – I do not run ads, no one pays me under the table, and I don’t sell you t-shirts or coffee mugs or tote bags of any kind. I do get compensated to write in other places, but not here; I sometimes re-post content that I write for elsewhere here because I think it might be of interest (and then I identify where it was originally posted), but I do not re-post everything. I don’t do favors or write about people because they’re nice to me; I may write about other people when I think their work is interesting or when I’m working with them but I also might not.
I am passionate about many issues and I love receiving feedbacks and comments on my works. I am happy to have commenters who disagree with me, so I leave room for disagreement but I rarely get into heated polemics on my website about these positions.
Conferences, workshops, talks
I attend conferences, festivals and workshops, and regard them as important channels for information exchange and to meet people, but it also means spending a significant time, energy, thoughts, and money. I usually only attend when I present a paper, or am involved in the event organising. I don’t generally go to conference that charge admission fees unless I’m invited as speaker, and for out-of-town or overseas engagement, I usually rely on travel grants.
That said, I am willing to speak for free or pay my own travel & accommodation fees at not-for-profit conferences and other events whose cause I believe in, or those put together by my friends. I do my best to make room for actions that I think can make a difference, and am known for not being fussy about comfort. However, there are times when my means and time are limited, so please understand and don’t take it personally if I have to say no.
Copyleft & Creative Commons
Unless otherwise stated, all contents are copyleft, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0. That means, you do not need my permission to copy, distribute, transmit, or adapt any content on this site, as long as you attribute the work appropriately (but not in any way that suggests that I endorse you or your use of the work). You may not, however, use it for commercial purposes. If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one. Read the license here.