Posts Tagged ‘boing boing’

Despite Mishaps, BoingBoing Picnic a Huge Success in Foggy Golden Gate Park

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

Today was the day for the big Boing Boing picnic in Golden Gate Park.


The mise-en-scene:

BoingBoingers Lisa Katayama and David Pescovitz posing with volunteer Helen. (And Xeni Jardin was on the scene as well.)

The theme for the day was Things That Fly, for the most part. This boingboing air rocket was poised for launch, after lunch:

David Pescovitz et filius waiting for lift-off:

A large tree was “killed,” sort of. This analog Twitter feed has the deets:

The “Balloon Eating Tree” in the process of earning its sobriquet:

The branch that the balloon felled:

The Gopher Watch…

proved frutiful, with a little help from a non-frosted animal cracker:

And croquet, of course:

And here’s the collector T-shirt, up close:

Come back soon, bb!

OMG, is Having a Picnic in Golden Gate Park this Saturday!

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

Via Michael Leaverton comes the news that The World’s Biggest Blog, Boing Boing, is a-coming to town this Saturday.

It’ll go off from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Pillsbury Doughboy Meadow betwixt Fulton and Stow Lake, betwixt the Rose Garden and Prayerbook Cross.

(Who knows, maybe the blogger Violet Blue (not to be confused with the extremely cute former porn star Violet Blue) will show up, with or without an inchoate restraining order*.)

See you there!

*Let me tell you, when you start losing at restraining order hearings that you yourself have requested, it’s time to reassess, and maybe give some thought to apologizing for acting rashly and wasting The Resources of The Court, and maybe consider going back and paying the filing fee that you should have paid from the get-go. Or something like that…)

The Commonwealth Club’s INFORUM Asks Who of the Following Do You Think is a Journalist?

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Get up to speed here and then see what Lois Beckett and Leanne Maxwell  have to say about last night’s event.  

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Your Choice for Wednesday: Meet Your Mar or Meet the New Face of San Francisco Media

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

What are you plans for the night of Wednesday, March 24th, 2010?

Option One is Meet Your Mar featuring District One San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar:

“The League of Young Voters presents…MEET YOUR MAR from 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM at Park Life (220 Clement @ 3rd) on Wednesday March 24th. FREE! There will be art, snacks, drinks, tunes, a bunch of fresh kids chillin…plus Eric Mar, chattin and getting schooled about his constituents (ie, you). Come play human bingo (to win Park Life gear!), ask Mar questions, and tell him what he should really be working on in your hood. It’s his job to listen.”

A recent Critical Mar bike rally on Clement the Richmond District:

That’s Option One.

Option Two will occur at about the same time. It’s an Inforum event at the Commonwealth Club: If Not the Chronicle, Then What?” / “Who is the New Face of San Francisco Media?

First up at 6:30 PM is a panel called “If Not the Chronicle*, Then What?”

Jeff Hunt, Editor, Muni Diaries
Brock Keeling, Editor,
Michael Maness, VP of Innovation and Design, Gannett Co. Inc.; Director, The Bold Italic
Robin Sloan, Media Partnerships, Twitter – Moderator

Then, after that, it’s “Who is the New Face of San Francisco Media?”

“Sites like and the Muni Diaries are doing more than just keeping San Franciscans in the know about the latest bar openings or bus brawls. They represent the shift to a new media model based on the interest and participation of the many; gatekeepers no longer decide what the masses want to see or hear, or who gets to give it to them. With heavy-hitting new media companies like Twitter, Yelp, Digg, Wikipedia and Flickr headquartered in the city, it’s no wonder that San Francisco is widely regarded as the home of new media. Get an insider’s perspective from the new leaders of media in SF.
“Where do you go for your daily local news jolt? Whose writing is so fresh, witty, hilarious or gutsy that you savor each piece like it’s the last of the cake? After the panel, we are hosting up-and-coming media personalities of San Francisco, invitation provided by you. Tell us who just HAS to be there, then vote for who should be crowned king or queen of SF new media. Come to the party to meet, mingle andgush your fandom in person!
What is INFORUM?
The idea of INFORUM began with the basic tenet that young people not only deserve but desire unbiased, trustworthy information from a full range of stances, and that they want their sources qualified. The Commonwealth Club has a 103 year tradition of civic debate, and INFORUM honors and continues this tradition by providing a forum for young people to access the best informed, most involved, and brightest minds – be they politicians, business gurus, policy workers, thought leaders, trendsetters or culture-jammers.

The voting’s all over on this one, but feel free to cheer loudly when they whip out a tiara for the crowning ceremony.

Deets below. See you there, who knows maybe at both places.

*I know what you’re thinking – petitio principii, right? Like, what if the San Francisco Chronicle is the new San Francisco Chronicle?  

Anyway, the royal court of San Francisco new media:

Cecilia Vega (Bio)

Brock Keeling

Melissa Griffin (Blog)
Blogger/SF Examiner

Jaimal Yogis (Bio)
San Francisco Magazine

Markos Moulitsas Zתniga

Michael Bauer
SF Chronicle


Mark Frauenfedler
Boing Boing

Lea Troeh (Blog)
The Week Intro

Mac McClelland (Bio)
Mother Jones

Andy Wright (Articles)
SF Weekly

Vanessa Carr
Mission Local

Tana Ganeva (Blog)

Laughing Squid

Curbed SF

Eater SF

Dyanna Pure and JT Paradox
The SF Style

Alexia Tsotsis
SF Weekly

Joe Eskenazi
SF Weekly

Lois Beckett
SF Weekly

Broke-ass Stuart

Jeff Hunt 

Location: SF Club Office, 595 Market Street, The Blue Room
Time: 6 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. networking reception
Cost: $12 members, $20 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID)

“Fauna and Flora of the Pacific” Mural Now On Display at the de Young

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Per the de Young Museum:

“The Fauna and Flora of the Pacific, one of a six-part series of fanciful, larger than life-size maps created by noted Mexican artist Miguel Covarrubias for the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition on Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay, has been restored and put on display in the Art of the Americas galleries at the de Young.”

You might like the work of Covarrubias, as seen on popular Boing Boing, like here and here. If so, be sure to mark your calendar for this lecture at the de Young on Friday August 1, 2008 at 7:00 PM: “Diego Rivera, Covarrubias, and the San Francisco Murals Tradition,” by William Maynez, a mural historian at City College of San Francisco.

12 panels make up the mural. Click to expand:


Actually, you could make an evening of it at the de Young – it’s another Friday Night at the Museum:

6:30–8:30 p.m.
John Santos Quintet. Four-time Grammy nominee John Santos and his stellar quintet perform classic Latin jazz from Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the United States. Orestes Vilató, timbales, bongos; Saul Sierra, bass; Marco Diaz, piano; John Calloway, flute, percussion; John Santos, congas, percussion. Visit .

6:00–8:30 p.m.
Art-making for the Entire Family. Create an animal amulet necklace inspired by the Covarrubias mural in the Art of the Americas gallery.
Koret Auditorium

Friday Night Programs are free. Admission is always free to members; regular admission fees apply for non-members to visit the galleries. A $5 surcharge applies for non-members to visit the special exhibition Chihuly at the de Young.

Detail of South America: 


See you there! 

The de Young, designed by Herzog & de Meuron and located in Golden Gate Park, showcases American art from the 17th through the 21st centuries, international textile arts and costumes, and art from the Americas, the Pacific, and Africa.
Address: Golden Gate Park
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118
Hours: Tuesday–Thursday, Saturday and Sunday: 9:30 am–5:15 pm
Friday: 9:30 am–8:45 pm
Closed on Monday
Admission: $10 adults
$7 seniors
$6 youths 13–17 and students with a college I.D.
Members and children 12 and under are free
$5 surcharge may apply to special exhibitions
The first Tuesday of every month is free