Win Wenger: In Memory

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UPDATE: Win’s widow, Mindcamper Susan Wenger, has reached out for help with Win’s very high medical and funeral expenses, which she is still struggling to cover. Any amount will help! Here is a link to the fundraiser. Win Wenger, a creative giant, died peacefully in his sleep last week. Win presented his brilliance at the very first Mindcamp in 2003 …

Bruce Baum: In Memory

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UPDATE: Please help Bruce’s widow, Mindcamper Cindy Siener, with his unexpected medical expenses, which she is still struggling to cover. Here is a link to the fundraiser. Our dear friend and colleague Bruce Baum died last month. Those who received the gift of knowing him are heartbroken. Bruce was a remarkable man — compassionate, kind, wise, generous to a fault, …

Do the Shift

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Our theme for Mindcamp 2020 is Parallax Shift Parallax refers to the apparent movement of objects when viewed from different positions. Examples are everywhere. When you look out the window of a moving car, light poles near the road seem to zoom past, while trees in the distance appear to drift by. That’s parallax. One of the cool things about …

Wanted: Web Fairy

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Do you love coding WordPress websites? Do you know how to access files via FTP and troubleshoot “under the hood”? Do you know how to make WordPress websites do metaphorical backflips? Do you know what metaphorical means? EDIT: PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT A PAID JOB. THIS IS A VOLUNTEER POSITION FOR A MINDCAMPER. We need someone to take on …

Twigs in Her Hair

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Just thought y’all would like a heads-up on this: Mindcamp presenters Cynthia Reyes and Hamlin Grange got a surprise last week when the new book they collaborated on — Twigs in My Hair — became the Number 1 New Release in its (gardening) category on the US Amazon site on its first day. Congratulations, Cynthia and Hamlin! We hope to …

Free Stuff and the Environment

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Most conferences provide at least some “swag” — free stuff you get as a memento of the conference, but which often ends up as landfill. That concerns us. So this year, rather than offering everyone a cheap bag for free, we’re offering you the chance to purchase a really nice one. Thus if you don’t need or want another bag, …