Free Culture Alliance NYC
Free Culture Alliance NYC is an informal umbrella group of organizations in the New York City area with an interest in the Free Culture movement, Open Education, and related developments at the boundaries of technology, culture, community, and the commons.
Organizations, nonprofits, or meetup groups are invited to have one or more representatives join our mailing list and filter messages to the membership. (You can also join Free Culture Alliance NYC on LinkedIn.)
This page can also be reached at http://fcal.org
Next meeting 
- Monday May 20, 2013 - 6 PM: Joining OpenITP's Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays at OpenCUNY (Room 5414 @ CUNY Grad Center, 365 5th Ave), with the topic covering 'How to Run a Progressive & Collaborative ISP'.
Past meetings 
- February 5, 2013 Free Culture Alliance NYC Happy Hour - Chat and drink with local groups and activists supporting Free Culture and Open Source! 7pm @ Common Ground, 206 Avenue A.
- February 18, 2013 Joining OpenITP's Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays for its February meeting, with the topic covering 'Online Publishing Rights for Activists'
- March 8, 2013 Free Culture Alliance NYC Happy Hour - Chat and drink with local groups and activists supporting Free Culture and Open Source! 7pm @ Common Ground, 206 Avenue A.
- March 18, 2013 Joining OpenITP's Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays for its March meeting, with the topic covering 'Remailers: A Tool for Anonymous Email'
- April 3, 2013 Joining New York Law School's special panel-and-pizza session starting at 6:00, with the topic covering 'When Activism Goes Online: Anonymous, Hacktivism and the Law'. FCA Happy Hour afterwards (8:30-ish) at local favorite watering hole, Toad Hall!
- April 20-21, 2013 Free Culture Conference 2013 @ New York Law School
- May 7, 2013 Free Culture Alliance NYC Happy Hour - Chat and drink with local groups and activists supporting Free Culture and Open Source! 7pm @ One Mile House, 10 Delancey Street.
- January 28, 2012 (Wikipedia Day @ NYU)
- January 30, 2012 Josie Woods Pub, 6 PM
- February 27, 2012 at Conference Room A at New York City Bar Library, 6 PM ("Last Mondays")
- Activities discussed included: Free Culture World's Fair, NYPL WikiGangs of New York (Wikimedia), DIYs, Open Gaming (NYU), Open Path New York Times Labs Geo service), Water Day (Connecting.nyc)
- March 19, 2012
- April 30, 2012, 7 PM in NYU Kimmel Center Room 901 (and afterward, merged into Free Culture NYU meeting in same room at 7:30 PM)
- May 15, 2012 Pre-meeting hangout at NYU ITP Spring Show, then at 8 PM walk to The Central Bar for the FIGMENT meet & greet and a focus on Wiki World's Fair planning.
- July 7, 2012 Wiki World's Fair on Governors Island
- April 25, 2010
- June 19, 2010
- August 28-29, 2010 (Wiki-Conference NYC)
- February 19-20, 2011 (Students for Free Culture Conference NYC)
- March 16, 2011
General calendar of local Free Culture events: Free Culture NYC googlecalendar (bit.ly/freeculturenyc)
|Organization||Representative(s) intending to join 'Free Culture Alliance NYC' discussions|
|Wikimedia New York City||Richard Knipel (President), David Goodman (Vice-P)|
|OLPC-New York City||Marife Mago (OLPC Support-Gang Volunteer)|
|Connecting.nyc Inc.||Thomas Lowenhaupt, Director|
|Wireless Harlem||Michael Lewis, Founder|
|Free Culture @ NYU||Hannah Chen, Patrick Hammer|
|OurMed||Greg Miller, Executive Director|
|Creative Commons||Jane Park, Education Coordinator|
|Open Video Alliance||Ben Moskowitz, General Coordinator|
|OpenPlans||Philip Ashlock, Open Government Coordinator|
|The Software Freedom Law Center||James Vasile, Counsel|
|CUNY Academic Commons||Maura Smale, Information Literacy Librarian at City Tech (Subcommittee Member)
Jill Cirasella, Computational Sciences Librarian at Brooklyn College
Ann Matsuuchi, Instructional Technology Librarian at LaGuardia Community College
|Internet Society of New York||David Solomonoff, President; Evan Korth, Vice-President; Joly McFie, Secretary; Joseph Schraibman, Treasurer|
|New York Public Library||David Riordan|
|Participatory Culture Foundation||Dean Jansen, Outreach Director
Anne Jonas, Community Outreach Coordinator
|LOFI - RE/Mixed Media Festival||Tom Tenney, Director|
|OSI Information Program - New York office||Melissa Hagemann, Senior Program Manager|
|IEEE Global History Network||Nathan Brewer, GHN Administrator|
|Speak Up NY||Shaan Khan, Senior Advisor and Director of Digital Strategies, Manhattan Borough President’s Office|
|Free Culture Fordham Law||Joseph Dempsey, Jimmy Kaplowitz|