Roles & responsibilities: design, production, information architecture, project management
How Ben got here: Wandered in one day and never left
tincan is ... : A great big onion
Good luck: Being rescued from drowning whilst innocently and nonchalantly standing at the bottom of the deep end of a swimming pool as a child - Leaving the hell of school - Drumming and cross-dressing throughout Europe - All the stunning, funny, creative people I've met on this continent and others...
Bad luck: Not being born with a natural singing voice - Not taking that left turn at Albekerkee - Missing the point (occasionally)
Likes: Soya mango milkshakes, sunshine, deserts and desserts, silly costumes, full-power samba, standing on my head, and those little chewing-gum balls at the bottom of those ice-creams (not that I eat them now I'm vegan!)
Dislikes: Not being able to get to those little chewing gum balls ! - any climate that isn't sub-tropical - all gameshows and popular TV culture nonsense - anyone, anywhere involved directly or indirectly with processes which poison and pollute the planet and its inhabitants
Roles & Responsibilities: Bookeeper
How Bradley got here: Whilst trying to sell Brian a mobile phone Bradley mentioned that he also kept books - taking this to mean that he was a bookeeper, tincan employed him 6 months later. It has only come to light recently that Bradley is in fact a librarian.
tincan is ... : A good excuse to get out of the house.
Good luck: Meeting tincan.
Bad luck: Meeting tincan
Likes: Healthy food, the Bible.
Dislikes: Robert Mugabe.
Roles & Responsibilities: Project management, strategy, design, creative direction, client development
How Brian got here: Brian teamed up with Michiel in Sept 2000.
The initial strategy then as now was to foster a close knit team, where individuals are best contributing when challenging and expressing themselves. Added to this is a strong sense of ethical direction that has been a cornerstone to tincan's development.
A degree in Third World Studies and Social Policy through to his involvement in the creation and development of an early online campaign website (McSpotlight) as well as a 2 year stint with Amnesty International Secretariat's web team are the signposts to Brian's beliefs and direction.
tincan is ... : An opportunity
Good luck: Geraldine, Biddy, Finn, passing through London Fields in 1998, knowing so many wonderful and special people and Sol.
Bad luck: Having an in-grown toenail removed the week of the semi-finals of the All-Ireland Colleges Gaelic Football Intermediatte game - Brian (15 at the time) was sidelined and never played the role that would have seen St Jarlaths' through to the All-Ireland and he the first cockney rebel to grace the playing fields of Croke Park in an All Ireland.
Likes: Making loud noises, Gaelic sports, morning dew, Delroy Wilson, football/ Spurs, advocado, falling off his surfboard
Dislikes: Golf, mainstream corporate sponsored biased magnate controlled media, the gene that makes Brian support a great big corporate and corporater sponsored club like Spurs, porridge, falling off his board, manufactured consent
Roles & Responsibilities: Whatever tincan sees fit to throw at me - project management, maintenance, client liaison
How Helena got here: By saying yes to a crazy but great idea to make a campaign website
tincan is ... : Friendship, a way of keeping me on my toes, innovation, adhering to beliefs, silly
Good luck: Going to a university that I hadn't intended to go to
Bad luck: Don't think anything bad has ever happened to me, so blessed am I!! ok, ok, not being tall enough to be a model
Likes: Flying my kite, speaking welsh, singing (badly!), dancing to groovy music, living in wales, that sunshine feeling, sweeties
Dislikes: People being judgemental, intolerance, george bush, cities, small talk
Roles & Responsibilities: Anything I can think of that seems useful to do (which on the whole is often too much). Problem solving, although problems don't exist, challenges do.
How Michiel got here: While trying to start an everlasting journey around the world, got stuck in East London, and never left ...
tincan is ... : The perfect platform for creative expression and exploration
Good luck: Getting stuck in London, with Marcela and Ansel. Having travelled to around 50 countries and experienced many different cultures.
Bad luck: Not (yet) having managed to get any further geographically. Never managed to become famous playing in a band.
Likes: Going swimming with Ansel, discovering unknown (to me) societies and peoples and learning from their way of living, playing the piano while singing Paul Simon songs badly, tackling challenges
Dislikes: Xenophobes, particularly the ones that are not aware that they are
Roles & Responsibilities:
Programming, Systems Administration, HTML, CSS, Web Accesibility
How Sean got here:
Played with computers as a child in the early years of the home computer, built my first PC, installed Gnu/Linux
got a job for okupi a new media company, rode the dot-com bubble and moved to tincan just before the bubble burst.
tincan is ... :
An interesting fusion of capitalism, anarchy and social consience.
Landing safely on my feet after falling from a ledge while potholing.
Landing on my arm once when I fell of my bike.
Cycling, programming, talking, thinking, eating ....
Conforminty, oppression, static elictricity...