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Barnraising 2013

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Kite flying at LUMCON in 2012

Dates: October 4-6, 2013

Location: Cocodrie, LA at LUMCON

Info on Cocodrie: Cocodrie on Wikipedia Information on the 2011 and 2012 barnraising

A human contact if you have logistical questions: Shannon Dosemagen (504.239.4642) or Becki Chall shannon@publiclab.org or becki@publiclab.org

Barn Raising mailing list: https://groups.google.com/group/plots-barnraising

What is a Public Lab barn raising? This is the closest thing we have to a Public Lab conference -- but with an emphasis on "doing stuff together" rather than just presenting/talking. In the spirit of bringing a community together to collectively raise a structure such as a barn, Public Lab comes together to develop tools, toolkits, supporting materials such as guides and tutorials, test the tools and develop new research directions and projects. Participants represent a wide range of interests from technologists and designers to social scientists and community organizers.

This page will be used for information pertaining to barn raising activities including schedule, travel info, etc.

RSVP The 2013 Barn Raising sign-up sheet will be out soon! Join the mailing list to get involved in planning for next year.

Sign-up form


Canoe time at the 2012 Barnraising

The planning committees are:

Foodcom Jeff

Travelcom Jeff will be a driver


Beercom Jeff (unwinding, downtime)

Doccom (tweeting, documenting, reporting out to the online audience as things happen)

Media sharing Lots of people will be taking photos, shared articles/readings, etc. Let's aggregate them here! Please remember to share Creative Commons Attribution at least. We can also host large amounts of files, just contact web@publiclaboratory.org.

Schedule Grid

Travel Coordination If you'll be needing a ride to / from the airport, or from New Orleans to Cocodrie (or even just to give us a heads up as to your details), there will be a document here that you can fill out.

Logistics LUMCON, who are so generous to host us, has an online handbook for visitors. Check it out: http://www.lumcon.edu/facilities/MarineCenter/VisitorHandbook.pdf

Lodging Options The majority of people will be staying at the LUMCON facilities which has male and female dorms. They are $20 per night. If you are not comfortable spending the night in a dorm, the closest marina/lodge is TradeWinds: http://www.tradewindscocodrie.com/. If you are coming with a group of friends, there are also a number of "camp" options (which means large houses with enough sleeping room for 8+).

There are also a number of lodging options in Houma (which is a bit of a distance away) and a couple of options in Chauvin.

Gallery from 2012 Barnraising


Kickoff at the schedule grid!


A late-night session on Barnstars!