Boston Street Lab UNI project moves ahead with help from MIT

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Bill Densmore

Jul 18, 2011, 1:01:04 PM7/18/11
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To Beyond-Books at MIT participants:

I'm passing along this email from JTM-MIT participant Leslie Davol about
their portable-library-space project, which is getting some new traction.
We'll try to keep an eye on this.

As a reminder, here's the Skype interview I did with Sam and Leslie before
Beyond Books:

-- bill

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2011 12:59:41 -0400
From: Leslie Davol <>
To: Bill Densmore <>
Subject: Re: FOLLOWUP: Could I do Skype interview about Boston Street Lab UNI

Hi Bill,

Sam and I wanted to be in touch to let you know that we've now got a great
design for the Uni from a team at MIT, and we're rolling!
We've just launched our project website here:

and we've also just this weekend launched a Kickstarter campaign to help us
raise funds to build the Uni. We've already had pledges totalling $3,000, so
this bodes well for us meeting our goal by August 15 (we only get the funds if
we make it by our deadline).

We'd love your help spreading the word to Beyond Books attendees and others.
All levels of pledges help! Because of Kickstarter, we've also already been in
touch with activist/future-thinking librarians in Denmark and Finland who are
interested in a Uni. But first we have to build one and run it in New York.

Here's the link to our Kickstarter page, with more info and updates:


We're excited to be at this point, and even more excited to start building a
great collection of books and forging partnerships.
Best, and thanks,

Leslie Davol
A project of Street Lab, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
917-545-2083 MB
212-941-5084 O / 617-275-8117 O

>> Chelsea Gunn
>> Volunteer Librarian / the UNI
>> Boston Street Lab
>> 7 Hudson St Ste 6N
>> Boston MA 02111
>> 6172758117

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