¡Hola a todos!
I’m an undergraduate student of Aethnography; just today, I’ve got my first instruction on REDR. I’m so stoked to continue my training and learn more!
Ok, a little bit about me, I respond to the name of Arturo. I’m an earthling. Before moving to Witness, I have lived in Spain, Perú, and Sweden. Nowadays, I live in Stockholm, and I work remotely designing and building highly available distributed systems.
I hold a master’s degree in computer science, and my interests in that field are many: compilers, languages, distributed systems, network protocols, opensource software, operating systems, cryptography, cryptocurrencies, etc.
I’m quite influenced by the vibrant philosophy of writing and sharing software from the '70s. Those romantic hackers lighted up the flame of the open-source movement (GNU, Linux, etc.) and imbued my heart-mind with some hippie-ness.
I currently don’t work with open-source projects, but that philosophy has opened the door to participatory culture to me. Perhaps, that is how I ended up living in a communal house with 50 other individuals, participating in burning-man inspired events, or sharing office space with both intellectuals and artists at Blivande in Frihamen.
I have many other interests, perhaps not as developed as my career interests (I used to be a workaholic), but I’m catching up little by little. Among them, I like to sketch, draw, paint, write, or build stuff. Any creative endeavor that sparks a thought of a project interests me.
With regards to Witness, right now, I’m exploring the city, learning about it, and with this post starting to contribute to it. I haven’t planned any particular thing or action I would like to do yet. But I’m feeling for using Witness as the background and setting for future artistic projects. For instance, I’ve been fantasizing for a little while about the idea of making a short movie. Perhaps Witness becomes the setting for this short film. Let’s see where I end up.
Regardless of the outcome, I wanted to praise the work you’ve put on this and thank you for setting the Witness foundations. I’m looking forward to exploring more, learn about the districts, and perhaps contribute with some entries in the Witnesspedia.