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“Are You Worthy / Greeks to Geeks” talk transcription (Wordcamp Whistler, 2009)


What follow is a transcription of a talk called “Are You Worthy – Publishing from Greeks to Geeks” at Wordcamp Whistler in 2009. Video and audio exists, as does a “round-up” of photos, tweets, artifacts, and so on. See “Consider Perusing” below.

Speaker: We really hoped you enjoyed today and I think you’re going to enjoy this last session.  I’ve been looking forward to it since we started planning this.  So with that I’m going to turn over to Dave Olson, he’s going to ask you, “Are you Worthy?”     

Dave: So, it’s the end of the day, my brain is a little stretched — a lot of input, a lot of stuff.  So, if you feel a little antsy, because frankly taking notes — I don’t know if I’m going to say anything that’s really worth taking notes.  

I’m just putting this out there, if you want to come and sit down here or you want to pull your chair over, I’m an old hippie, so I was on dead tour.  It’s all right you can come and sit down if you want.  No big deal by the way.   I’ll give you a moment to do that.  

My ulterior motive for asking you to do that is that I didn’t bring anything to put on the projector.  But I have lots of little odds and ends here.  So, you’ll get a better view if you come and sit up front.  That’s the way I like it — special shout-out to the ladies right back there.       

I almost said I didn’t make any slides but I did make two slides here because people are always telling me that, “Dave, we really like your presentations, but damn it, would you give us a bulleted list?”  

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Fck Stats, Make Art – Misc. prezo artifacts, notes, remixes

Whilst tidying, archiving notes and artifacts used in “Fck Stats, Make Art” talk presented at SXSWi 2009. Other round-up also available. These are the bits leftover yet worthy indeed. Mostly items remixed and created by others from the aforementioned spiel.

Mojo makes a slide about Translucency
Mojo makes a slide about Translucency
Sketches and notes by Monique Trottier Sherrett at Fck Stats. Make Art spiel at SXSWi, 2009
Sketches and notes by Monique Trottier Sherrett at Fck Stats. Make Art spiel at SXSWi, 2009

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Are You Worthy? (Greeks to Geeks) – Prezo artifacts and notes

Analog stuff at WordCamp Whistler by Miss604

Whilst tidying, I gathered up snaps of the materials in my suitcase plus various archiving notes and artifacts used in “Are you Worthy? – Publishing from Greeks to Geeks” talk presented at Wordcamp Whistler, January 2000.

Audio/video/round-up and Are you Worthy transcription also available.

These are the bits leftover, yet worthy indeed – loosely organized and starting with me, on the city bus in Whistler with my suitcase full of secrets:

Step one: get on the bus with a suitcase
Checklist (unverified) of items in suitcase

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“Are You Worthy” spiel at Wordcamp Whistler 2009 – Interview by John Biehler

Dave Olson describes his WCW talk from John Biehler on Vimeo ++ From John Biehler’s Random Stuff about Wordcamp Whistler 2009:

Dave Olson ended the day with his talk and had the entire audience hanging on his every word. He invited people to sit up front and close since he wasn’t using the projector…and lots did. It was a great session to end the conference with.

Storytime with Uncle Weed

I also wanted to play around with my Lensbaby Composer (especially in video mode on the D90) so here’s a quick video I shot during lunch where Lorraine was interviewing Dave for the live stream she was doing on FearlessCity.ca: Watch it in HD on Vimeo too.

Source: Random stuff from WordCamp Whistler 2009 – johnbiehler.com

Zoiks waiting for a bus to take me from whistler Nordic to upper village where I am missing the #wcw09 fun – be there soon!

I did bring pyjamas and toothbrush and hat and gloves besides the 30lb of books (including don Quixote, Ulysses, the orestia, and Lenin)

Speaking at Wordcamp Whistler, 2008 – preview

The gang is rallying up WordCamp Whistler have accepted my pitch to speak at the event which is all about WordPress and happening in Whistler, BC, January 24, 2009.

Here’s my pitch so i can remember what i am spieling about:

Topic: Are you Worthy? Publishing from Greeks to Geeks

The mighty power of web publishing should not be taken lightly. Traditionally, for stories to reach an audience required navigating layers levels or publishers, printers, editors, distributors but with WordPress, anyone can spread stories to a worldwide audience, instantly, for almost free. Awesome! But do you deserve this power? Of course you do – as long as you make something remarkable.

To make your work rise to the top requires diligent honing of your craft – from writing to photography. Writer and documentarian Dave Olson (AKA uncleweed) will offer reasons to push yourself to create art, as well as share practical methods for finding inspiration and following through to publication.

By exploring other forms of grassroots publishing, and exploring real-life WP examples, you’ll leave with a keen sense of your place in the history of personal expression, and a renewed vigor for making your best stuff ever.


Poet, podcaster, pundit, and chronic documentarian, Dave Thorvald Olson enjoys making arts and crafts, listening to vinyl albums, wandering in the forest, and soaking in hot springs.

Dave has traveled to 22 countries, worked as a mushroom farmer, fire juggler, and submarine tour guide, followed the Grateful Dead, and made a feature-length documentary film called HempenRoad. After founding, selling, and jettisoning several Internet companies, Dave now works for Raincity Studios, a Vancouver web agency.

Published in numerous magazines, journals, and books, Dave is most proud of his handmade poetry chapbooks, static montage art, and international audio hi-jinks. He publishes podcasts, poetry, and ephemera at a variety of sites – you can find them, if you are worthy.