• Meet the Team

last modified April 27, 2018 by strypey

So far, Disintermedia is a team of one, but I'm really keen to form a collective, and get more projects happening. To get involved, contact Strypey.

Strypey at Parliament

Danyl Strype - Founder, Community Developer

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Strypey created Disintermedia in 2008, in an attempt to bring his diverse interests and activities under a single umbrella, and continues to support the development of community-based projects and organisations. He has been interested in participatory media and collaborative communities since high school, where he turned the school's radio club into a consensus-based collective, co-running a magazine-style show on local access radio station, PlainsFM. In 1997, he helped start Smog, a community newspaper for the inner-city east area of Otautahi (Christchurch), and in 1998 he initiated and co-managed PsyClone , a three day music festival celebrating local creativity in the city.

In 2001, Strypey helped set up InterActive, a media activist resource centre, and was one of the founders of pioneering citizen journalism website Aotearoa In­dymedia, remaining active in the Aotearoa Independent Media network behind the site for 7 years. In 2003 he helped establish the 128 Community House in Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington), then settled in Kirikiriroa (Hamilton), where he set up The Commons, another media activist centre, and supported micro-radio with StationFM. Moving to the windy city in 2006, he was technical coordinator for two years at the Oblong community internet space, in the Left Bank plaza. Working out of this space, he ran Linux Play sessions to promote the use of free code/ open source software, and kicked off the Aotearoa/ New Zealand localisation of the CreativeCommons licenses with the cc-nz email list.

After attending the Permaculture in NZ hui in Whaingaroa in 2010, Strypey set up the Aotearoa Permaculture Network project to provide email lists and wiki spaces for permaculture working groups and bioregional groups, and went on to complete a Permaculture Design Certificate course with Earthcare Education Aotearoa in 2011. In 2012-13, Strypey served on the Council of Permaculture in NZ, helping design and oversee the upgrade and rejuvenation of permaculture.org.nz, and as the Co-Director of Circulation Festival, including overseeing the registration of Circulation Community Inc so the event can be community-run. In those years he was also a community development adviser to the developers of Loomio.org, which has continued, broken only by a year long "net fast", ending in May 2015, about which he is writing a book called ' Email Ate My Life '.