@anonymous25 / @anonymous26 , I want to let you know that as I read them, your stated reasons to block @Zach’s consensus items all have the implicit subtext (is subtext always implicit?) that you value and prioritize the comfortable participation of people who have the option of being in the space physically over the participation of those who have not. When you express concern that this consensus proposal (continued remote meeting access) would exclude the former group and give this as a reason to block it, you’re also making it clear that the alternative - namely the continued exclusion of the people whose participation the proposal would enable - is more agreeable to you. This makes me really sad. Several very excellent community members, long-time Noisebridge contributors, and good friends frequently find themselves in the latter category.
Regarding the remote meeting participation through the notes, participation through typing is sadly not an option for everyone - there are many conditions that affect the hands, as experienced every day by members of our community. By the way, I’m curious why you would suggest this, yet not use the option yourself to be present on Tuesday?
With regard to your take on livestreaming classes, I have to say, I agree with @Zach that valuing your comfort as a teacher over facilitating remote access to people who would otherwise be excluded from participation by physical disability is ableist. From other statements, I take it that’s unintentional, so I hope you’ll consider embracing your discomfort and taking the opportunity to work with us to address your privacy concerns and enabling you to reach a broader audience with through your teaching.
Since you clearly feel strongly about this, would you be willing to explore options for satisfying both sets of concerns / considerations? It sounds like any solution that meets your standards would likely be palatable to many others, too, so getting your input could be very valuable. Maybe there are technological solutions (e.g. face / voice obfuscation / obscuration, actual / better encryption, custom streaming apps running on private Noisebridge-hosted servers, etc.) that we could apply to enable everyone to participate in the meetings and classes without violating anyone’s privacy? I mean…we’re hackers, right?