Photography: Spot News Pics of Taxi Crash at O’Hare

Today I took a number of photos of a taxi that had crashed into a vestibule at Terminal 3 of O’Hare Airport. The images have been picked up by a number of news outlets, including Huffington Post: Taxi Slams Into Terminal 3 Entrance At Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Snip:

A taxi jumped a curb and smashed into the glass at an entrance to Chicago O’Hare International Airport on Monday evening as Memorial Day travelers returned home.

Images shared on social media by Daniel X. O’Neil show a Prius with markings of the Dispatch Taxi Affiliation in the entrance vestibule at the lower level of Terminal 3.

DANIEL X. O’NEIL

Here’s a complete set of the photos.

Google Photos Taxi Crash

Including this one, which has the driver (male, left) gazing at his error:

Taxi Driver O'Hare Crash

Here’s the pics being used in various news outlets.

News story: Dan O’Neil leaving Smart Chicago for digital government services firm

Today the Blue Sky Originals section of the Chicago Tribune published an interview about my departure from Smart Chicago and my move to Ad Hoc: Dan O’Neil leaving Smart Chicago for digital government services firm

Snips:

“When you talk about impact — which we all want to have — they’re making impact for millions of people right now, in this moment, on the Internet,” O’Neil said.

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The firm is based in Washington, D.C., but O’Neil said he’ll work remotely and remain based in Chicago. He plans to stay involved in Chicago’s civic technology community.

“I will continue to have a voice as a resident of this city in the way things are run and how they go,” O’Neil said. “You can’t build good products for hundreds of millions of people in this country without caring about their digital skills and their access to your tools.”

Writing: Toward Sustainable Community Tech Organizing

Today I published an article in Civicist that lays out the enormous investments made at Smart Chicago in civic tech and questions whether those were the right models. It lays the foundation for a more serious discussion of community technology organizing models we’ve pioneered at Smart Chicago. Here’s a snip:

Smart Chicago’s focus is on the unmet technology organizing needs in neighborhoods all over the city.

Sustainability of civic tech organizing is basically resolved in Chicago. What remains is a city of 2.7 people million with precious few invitations to range beyond their own block, very few jobs in tech for people with low to medium digital skills, and very few ways to listen and hear the needs of the people.

That’s what we need to build.