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> Short ShiftSpace description:
> While the Internet’s design is widely understood to be open and =20
> distributed, control over how users interact online has given us =20
> largely centralized and closed systems.ShiftSpace is an open source =20
> platform that attempts to subvert this trend by providing a new =20
> public space on the web. By pressing the [Shift] + [Space] keys, a =20
> ShiftSpace user can invoke a new meta layer above any web page to =20
> browse and create additional interpretations, contextualizations =20
> and interventions. Using various authoring tools users can =20
> annotate, modify, and shift the content of a page. We believe not =20
> only in the “User Generated Content” but in a “User Generated =20
> Interface”, ‘Spaces’ are such interfaces. Use Javascript and the =20
> ShiftSpace API to develop your own. ShiftSpace is currently =20
> expanding beyond a Firefox plugin, and into a full fledged social =20
> applications platform. As a part of that effort ShiftSpace would =20
> provide all the social and personalized features for the upcoming =20
> redesign of the website.
> =A7 Internship#1 – Javascript Hacker (2 positions)
> Join the ShiftSpace team as a core developer and contribute to the =20
> code for new social features and developments in the core system. =20
> Work with Mootools and experiment with the most cutting edge web =20
> technologies in an open source environment. Qualified applicants =20
> must be comfortable with Javascript programming, with an appetite =20
> for teaching the web some new tricks. PHP and Python are a plus. =20
> This is also a great opportunity for those of you interested in =20
> developing their own new interfaces above any websites, and get =20
> real life experience and fair credit as a ShiftSpace contributer.
> =A7 Internship#2 – Open Source Advocate / Community Manager (1 position)
> Help us lead the ShiftSpace user community and find new =20
> opportunities for expanding the platform’s reach. This job involves =20
> actively contributing and experimenting with the ShiftSpace to =20
> expand its community reach, writing blogposts on, =20
> representing ShiftSpace in the open source, tech and new media =20
> blogosphere. assessing user feedback and bug reports and helping =20
> refine the interaction designed based on user testing. Experience =20
> in communication and the non-for-profit sector a plus. A great =20
> opportunity to learn a lot about different collaboration models =20
> around technological innovation and to be introduced to the open =20
> source process.
> *The ShiftSpace team meets every Wednesday at Eyebeam (540 E21st =20
> Street, Chelsea) and every Saturday at our E.Williamsburg studio =20
> (274 Morgan & Grand, Brooklyn). Interns will be invited to join the =20
> meetings, schedules are flexible.
> thanks,
> –=20
> Mushon Zer-Aviv |
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> – an opensource layer above any website