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PROJECTS LIST - Tim McCormick projects.tmccormick.orgtmccormick.org, email tim@tmccormick.org
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last updated: 23 June, 2022
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PossibilistPossibilist.tmccormick.orgPlatform for ideation & early-stage project development, funding, equity assignment.
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StayDAOhttps://staydao.io/Exploring proposals collector platform—based on Possibilist ideas—& co-organization of live/hybrid panel event, with non-profit DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization) wing of Stay Open, based in LA.
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Kifthttps://kift.com exploring nomad hub network
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Sightline article: mobile dwellingsmobiledwelling.housing.wikiinvited article for Sightline Institute, Seattle (https://sightline.org)2021-12 -
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Eastshipeastship.tmccormick.org"living book" chapter for current voyaging down W. Coast & to DC, Baltimore, NYC, Boston area June-July 20222022-05 -
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An Apology for the Builderbuildersapology.housing.wikifor YIMBY Press: editing, introduction, and design of new edition of Barbon's 1685 essay & related works2020 -
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TiHousetihouse.tmccormick.orgdesigning a prototype low-cost, movable, eco-house for Hawaii.
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MendocelloDesigning & planning a next prototype home for myself: movable, adaptable, light-weight, low-cost. Inspirations from Monticello & Mendocino
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ORCoOp (Oregon Cooperative Housing Network)
orcoop.org, @orcoophousingadvocacy & development co-op, co-director. Supported by SquareOne Villages, Eugene2021 -
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Road RagerRoadRager.tmccormick.orgEssay and case study about being violently assaulted in February 2022. (as of 6/7/22, criminal charges brought by Multnomah County DA, trial date set for July 6, 2022).
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Housing Alternatives Networkhousingalternatives.orgDeveloping umbrella non-profit org for supporting various housing/advocacy projects2021 -
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HousingDAO housingalternatives.orga DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization) for supporting Housing Alternatives Network. Piloting at https://Superdao.co2021 -
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Build Small Forumforum, web presence, media for Build Small Coalition, Oregon
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Vehicle Residency@vehicleresidencycollaboration with Graham Pruss on site for this topic, & organizing US national summit in DC, Fall 2022
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Mobile Dwelling(s)mobiledwellings.housing.wikiOpen research article/collection, Google Group, twitter account & hashtag tracking. Also working with Vehicle Residency working group at NLCHP / National Homelessness Law Center.
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EastwindEastwind.tmccormick.orgWest Coast and cross-continental journey, and trip book2022-04 -
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SEMI-ACTIVE
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Houseless Institutional Review BoardHIRB
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Settlements Group
settlementsgroup.tmccormick.org
shared research bibliography & research sharing group for issues of marginal & vehicle residency2021 -
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SCAG ADU programwoodsongassociates.comconsulting project coordinator for Southern California Association of Governments' Accessory Dwellings Program, for municipalities in Orange County, with Woodsong Associates2021 -
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Summit Village / Proto Villagesummitvillage.housing.wikiProposal for Mendocino County maker village & retreat center2017-18
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PDX Shelter Forumpdxshelterforum.orgPortland Forum on Alternative Shelter & Villages - co-organizer of online event, forum, and coalition
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HousingWiki@housing_wikiopen resource for gathering, developing, and discussing materials on housing and land-use. Hosts Village Buildings.2017-
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Topic Pagestopicpages.tmccormick.orgSemi-automated curating of topic pages
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Media Distillerymediadistillery.tmccomick.orgexperiments & tools for tracking, analyzing, prioritizing personal media use. Personal librarianship.702013-
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Boxshelves / FlipspaceBoxShelves.tmccormick.org/modular storage, shelving, furniture, cabinetry, & storage wall system2016-
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50 Ways to Cross a Country50WaysToCross.tmccormick.orgbook project developed from Nov 2020 cross-country trip & job
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COMPLETED, INACTIVE, or PROPOSALS
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New Starter HomesNewStarterHomes.housing.wikiproposed city program to build highly affordable, detachable, ownable, 'starter,' smart, tiny homes in Portland. 2018-
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Wagonmarkswagonmarks.tmccormick.orgtrip and art-making project with Erin Stellmon2021 -
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The Clearingsite & shelter project explorations with Ben Brownell2022-02 -
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Outside AnalystOutsideAnalyst.tmccormick.orgProposal for independent homelessness-programs analyst position, at UC Berkeley's Terner Center, etc
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Venture Cooperatives
venturecooperatives.tmccormick.org
Developing model of cooperative development of projects, products, ventures2016 -
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Everyone Villageeveryonevillage.orgconsulting to new village for the houseless in Eugene, Oregon.2021-
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Village Buildings bookVillageBuildings.housing.wikicommunity-developed book exploring radical & low-cost "bottom-up" housing strategies2018 -
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Village CollaborativeVillageCollaborative.netnetwork for collaboration on Village Model for homelessness & affordable housing - lead organizer2016 -
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3000 Challenge3000challenge.orgSite & Twitter account to gather, share, build on responses in #3000Challenge public discussion 2022 -
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Silicon ForestSiliconForest.tmccormick.orgessay & photo-essay about the roots of Oregon's technology sector and Tektronix2022-01 -
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Webinars / Webforums guidewebinarguide.tmccormick.orgcollecting best practices and research on webinars/webforums2022-01 -
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HawaiiHawaii.tmccormick.orgresearch about Hawaii and for possible visit/stay there2021 -
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THIA article: What's next for tiny houses in Portland?
for Tiny House Industry Association2021 -
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Open Applicationreconceiving application processes for cooperative/network goals
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BlockBook (formerly Bitdocs)blockbook.tmccormick.orgDistributed-published and -funded, network-native books/documents
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Affordable Homeownership Collaborative
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MobileBooks (Mobiblia?)mobilebooks.tmccormick.orgmobile-phone size, potentially mass-customized & print-on-demand, microbooks. 502012
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Cooperative Product/Project Development
CoopProductDev.tmccormick.orgorganizing product development / projects on cooperative ie Rochdale principes, for equity & effectiveness 2016-
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BookForaBookFora.tmccormick.org
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YIMBY Press / urban books@pressyimby
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Redictionary / Dictionary of Urbanism@redictionaryopen dictionary & networked registry of critical terms for better communication. Formerly: Critical Jargon File.902014-
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Housing Reads for AOC
housingreadsforAOC.tmccormick.org
compiling and resharing suggestings on favorite housing books/resources, invited by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on twitter.
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PodnetsPodnets.tmccormick.orgproposed service for finding & creating pod/videocasts of online events2022-02-06 -
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Local Streetsigns Projectproposed 2021-11-14
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Hacking Housinghackinghousing.tmccormick.orginterview & collaboration with Sophie Maalsen, Univ. Sydney, on funded "Hacking Housing" research initiative.2021 -
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Houseless In the House / LATimesOut
https://twitter.com/tmccormick/status/1472711043264565249?s=20
houseless-led enterprise to review, rate, certify, & contract-support #marginkeeping inclusion work for groups, meetings, events, public outreach, research studies. cf #LATimesOut2021-
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Funded Inclusionary Housing
https://twitter.com/tmccormick/status/1483184161120681986?s=20
Discussing, researching, formulating a different approach to Inclusionary Zoning / Housing2022-01-17 -
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Power Out LoudLocal current affairs show/podcast, partly satirizing Think Out Loud from Oregon Public Broadcasting
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Homephone designHomephone.tmccormick.orgDesigning and customizing mobile phone interfaces/tools for better living
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Social Improver
https://twitter.com/tmccormick/status/1479666056687804417?s=20
Assess & incentivize better social-media behaviors2022-01 -
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Drinking Coffee in Japanese essayChap book for & about Oyatsupan Bakers, Beaverton, OR, the owner and the story behind their "left handed" coffee mugs2021 -
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California Housefulness Model
https://twitter.com/tmccormick/status/1457938077872103428?s=20
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A New Pattern Language for Homelessness
nplh.housing.wiki
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The Parable of the Knife
tmccormick.medium.com/the-parable-of-the-knife-or-when-to-buy-expensive-things-you-may-not-need-cf7d04b69782
essay, photo essay, & knife-buying guide
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Houslets
tjm.org/2012/08/30/parking-houses-modular-housing-to-fit-on-city-parking-spaces/
design research on urban, mobile, micro live/work spaces 90
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CrowdlawPDXbit.ly/crowdlawpdxdiscussion group on Crowd Law, deliberative democracy, open government. 2020
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OpenAid@OpenAidneteasy, open posting of needs & offers, via social media. An open, civic 211/311 service. Invited, Covid Accelerator, SF.2020-
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City Repair Project’s Placemaking Guidebook
proposed new open-collaborative edition of this 2003/2006 book2019-
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Algorithmic Media For Goodalgomediagood.tmccormick.org(was, Diffr): intermittent research activity on media diversification tools & ideas. Invited preso MisinfoCon at MIT 20162016-
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Portland Peoples Councilpeoplescouncil.tmccormick.orginitiative to study, model, simulate, prefigure, reform, suggest, & build new city government/civic services & system2020-
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Objet parfaitbit.ly/objet-parfait-docStudio & store for design objects2018-
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Planning Twitter Review
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Dc1EaO2Mr9-HKNDYIC3YE66FzrNTGRlb2xHHQL_3ubE/edit
system to run social-media peer review journals. Pitched to USC Price school of planning. 2019
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YIMBYwiki@yimbywikiOpen library for YIMBY/housing advocacy movement. relaunched as HousingWiki. Grant funded 2017-2019.2017-
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Oakland Alternative Housing Center (OAHCis)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CcJl6GSHcqO1HsdpCASWJEWjg37LChQ8unhl0fGpTRY/edit
Housing innovation showcase, talks, and demos at the Oakland Containertopia maker warehouse
2017 May-Nov
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Route Home@route_homeCreating micro-shelter units in San Francisco using donated Google router cases
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Distributed Autonomous Space
https://twitter.com/search?q=%22Distributed%20Autonomous%20Space%22&src=typed_query&f=live
Exploring flexibly creatable and usable, urban building-block structures & spaces, managed by blockchain. 2015 June
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Knight Houses@knight_housesProject to create redeployable housing in San Jose, $40K grant award from Knight Foundation.
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Filterburst@filterburstTools & research for addressing filter bubble & homophily effects.
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CoCloud@CoCloudcoopproject to create cooperative web-services hosting company. w/Nathan Schneider at al.2016
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Tmailr@tmailrExtend Twitter interaction to non-Twitter friends via email/txt100
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T_sort / FlowSort@t_sortopen Twitter filtering/sorting100
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UberHousing
https://twitter.com/search?q=%23UberHousing&src=typed_query&f=live
Proposed joint city/TNC program to convert residential garages to housing, households to TNC / car-share.
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Social Scholar@SocScholprototyping an open social/interest network for science & scholarship. bit.ly/socialscholar-doc100
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Open Curate@OpenCuratecrowd/peer-sourced and -edited document collections, efficiently and transparently produced. 90
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Diffr@DiffrMedia Web Services to diversify media. Continued as BetterMedia (see above)802014
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Bitdocs@bitdocsSocial Media-native documents & books. E.g. Whitman's "Leaves of Grass" in tweet thread, & how to generate90
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TwitterFunding@t_fundingsocial-media royalties/karma system. Contribute to incent good social-media, get paid when others value yours.40
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Twitter Volume Control@t_volumelimit Twitter to X best tweets per day, for one or all accts or total? 2014
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When Seniors Take Over the Worldbook project with author/inventor Steven Johnson802014
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HouseCloud@housecloud_marketplace/platform to find, site, design, build, finance/invest in, & manage affordable/accessory dwellings.
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Tech Urbanism@techurbanismdiscussion thread / text compilation 702013
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Open Twitter public product-development forum/accelerator 40
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CommonRead@CommonReadFind people interested in reading same books/essays.30?
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Twitter Bookfinder
https://twitter.com/tmccormick/status/409391958323638272
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Another Design is Possible (book)
http://tjm.org/2013/10/19/another-design-is-possible-10-contrarian-design-patterns-and-projects/
10 Contrarian Design Strategies book proposal / draft602013
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Smarter Social-Media Tools for Scientists
http://tjm.org/2013/11/27/smarter-social-media-tools-for-scientists-spot-on-london-presentation/
invited presentation on recent work, at Spot On London! (formerly Science Online London)2013 Nov