Frank Erwin Center
"...by Jon Lebkowsky and R.U. Sirius..."
"...Last year, South by Southwest went green with an investment in wind energy. In 2008, WorldChanging.com columnist (and Chronicle contributor) Jon Lebkowsky hopes to see it go "bright green" – this time, with an investment in the future..."
"...MacKinnon's nonprofit group (he also founded wireless business Less Networks) launched in October of 2003, and he runs it with an all-volunteer board and staff that includes such heavyweight Austin digerati as Austin Electronic Frontier Foundation President and Polycot Consulting CEO Jon Lebkowsky, as well as members of other Austin-based wireless groups, including Ana Sisnett of Austin Free-Net. AWCP has for the past year been quietly fomenting nothing short of a revolution to empower local business and common areas such as Republic Square Park with free wireless access, meaning you can check your e-mail, surf the Web, or simply hang out online no matter where you are in the city, provided there's a "hot spot" within, say, 300 feet or so..."
"..."This creates an increasing number of ways to get access with WiFi, and builds the perception that access should be everywhere," says Jon Lebkowsky, president of Austin's Polycot Consulting and part of the SXSW Interactive steering committee. "This is about ubiquitous computing, getting devices everywhere working with each other."Austin Wireless City Project Richard MacKinnon is a slight man and prone to rapid-fire speech..."
"..."There's been a big controversy going on for years and years about how anonymous people should be able to be," says Austin-based Internet culture expert (and sometime Chronicle contributor) Jon Lebkowsky. "Is it okay to have this complete anonymity, and is this anonymity a virtue or a vice? In some cases it's one, and in some cases it's the other...."
"...Newspapers want to maintain a level of control in a format that thrives on a lack of controls, says Jon Lebkowsky, an active member of the local blog community. "The editor filter has value in the journalism context, but the lack of those filters is valuable for blogs," Lebkowsky said..."
"...Since I was a little schmooze rusty, I had my first 2011 SXSW schmooze with Ed, because he's someone I already know. Every SXSW since 2004, journalist Ed Ward and Plutopia Productions' Chief Digital Officer Jon Lebkowsky have hosted a Saturday morning breakfast schmooze..."
"...Whatever the city may do (or not do), creative energy for climate action is also rising from the community. Austinites Jon Lebkowsky and Randy Jewart (of Austin Green Art) caught the fever from Bill McKibben at South by Southwest 07, then got involved with McKibben's nonprofit, 350.org..."
"...Armed with a laptop and several gigs of idealism, Jon Lebkowsky is an author, blogger, Web consultant, techie, and the ultimate green geek (and we mean that in a good way). See his Screens feature, "The Serious Play in Saving the World." www.weblogsky.com, www.worldchanging.com...."
"...The ACLU of Texas filed a lawsuit Tuesday, representing voter (and local cyber-sage) Jon Lebkowsky, demanding that the meetings of the state's voting examiners be held in public. Voting-activist groups have complained that the Texas secretary of state's panel has adopted recommendations concerning electronic voting, including the certification of possibly suspect voting machines, with insufficient review and while insisting that the panel is not subject to the state's Open Meetings Act..."
"...Rush beat out 10 Austinites for the award, including Austinfree.net's Ana Sisnett and prolific high-tech writer and Chronicle contributor Jon Lebkowsky. Past winners include Dorothy Winburne (1999), Austin Area Multimedia Alliance's Jennifer and Dave Evans (2000), and Girlstart's Rachel Muir (2001)...."
"...photograph by Jon Lebkowsky..."
"...(See www.350.org for more.) McKibben had spoken earlier in the day at the Building a Worldwide Climate Movement panel, one of five eco-focused Interactive panels at this year's conference. SXSWi's new green bent can largely be traced to Austin Green Art founder Randy Jewart, who invited McKibben to town, and WorldChanging.com blogger Jon Lebkowsky, who encouraged Interactive Director Hugh Forest to include green programming this year..."
"...So what to do about radical jihadis' hydra-esque online presence? EFF-Austin president and Polycot Associates CEO (and occasional Austin Chronicle contributor) Jon Lebkowsky says, bottom-line, "It's all part of the 21st century theatre of war – emphasis on theatre, because the war is fought with media as an important weapon. Terrorism depends on media, and increasingly pervasive (and social) media increases the scope and complexity of terrorist activity...."
"...Jon Lebkowsky, Web Strategist & Digital Culture Maven: That's a tough question for an old Buddhist! I tend to see killing as a most extreme form of oppression, and I'm more likely to let flowers bloom, even a few weeds. Capital punishment seems wrong, and war seems over-the-top wrong..."
"...Jon Lebkowsky is cofounder and current President of EFF-Austin, an independent nonprofit civil liberties organization concerned with emerging frontiers where technology meets society...."
"...Some of the volunteers involved with this effort include Jon Lebkowsky, www.twitter.com/jonl ; Susan Scrupski, www.twitter.com/itsinsider; Bryan Person www.twitter.com/BryanPerson ; and Mike Chapman, www.twitter.com/mikechapman...."
"...Right now, he maintains a dominant World of Warcraft guild, all while serving as chairman of the board at Creative Commons and on the board of directors at the Open Source Initiative. Describing what these organizations do is dicey (Jon Lebkowsky hashes it out in "Keeping It Together," p.78), but suffice it to say that Ito is fighting the good fight..."
"...After a brief history of blogging from Burstein, the book delves into one big meta-conversation on the phenomenon and splits into three parts: Politics & Policy, Business & Economics, and Media & Culture. Conversations and essays from influential leaders, including Web guru Jon Lebkowsky, Wonkette's Ana Marie Cox, actor Wil Wheaton, and controversial G.I..."
"...They are the electronic equivalent of mash notes sent over the Net to the world at large, frequently covering the same sort of mundane topics you find on sites like Livejournal.com: "My cat Muffin got declawed this afternoon"; "My drapes are so happy they're dancing around the living room," etc. (See Jon Lebkowsky's "A Corner in Cyberspace Turned Blog Party" article for more background: austinchronicle.com/issues/dispatch/ 2003-02-28/screens_feature2.html.)..."