A space for conversations in a time of global disruption
Are you uncivilised? The best people are these days you know! -
Added by Steve Thorp on August 28, 2011 at 20:11 — No Comments
"You know, don’t you,
that there still will be dancing as the
This might be reassuring to you
as you turn your face from the inevitable.
As always, there will be a band at the party
for the end of the world;
no one will notice the clouds…
It used to be that a person had to travel far to find the emptiness; penetrate into a desert, a jungle, a polar ice field, go to a stark and voiceless place at the ends of the mapped world. Here the emptiness waited for the solitary passerby, a great nothingness against which our own inner lives could be…
Wondering if anyone has any footage or photos of the Friday night storytelling by Rima and myself. We'd love to see them! Post them here or send them to firstname.lastname@example.org if you do. It's useful to have them for the archive and for promoting what we do, as well as all the 'look! That's us!' glee.
Thanks all (and thanks for being a wonderful audience.)
There'll be blogging soon about the whole experience, probably several. In the meantime, happy re-integration into…Continue
Since I posted my own initial reflections on the festival on my blog I have read quite a few others and found them very interesting and illuminating. Although there are some similarities in the reflections it is clear to me that there were subjectively many parallel festivals depending on what each person brought to the party - their previous knowledge and dispositions, their interests and concerns, the forms of language they constructed their experiences through and so on. Re-reading my own…Continue
I seem at last to have succumbed to creating a profile here!
Oh, the many online selves we accrue!
Delighted to spend last weekend atop the Dark Mountain foot ... I feel warmed by the gathering and glad to have met those I met and sad to have not met those I didn't...
Hello here :)
My professor told us essentially that these are polar opposites, and later on told us that in the integrated science of ecology , economy was involved. Must i tell you, that economy didn't exist so many billions of years ago? Not here i don't, it's a given. No Ecology itself isn't a religion, but have we not seen that economy must be some dark religion that doesn't allow the things that make up the Earth, which ecology studies in the whole, to suffer existence in peace from being converted…Continue
This is yet another big thank you to Dougald, Paul and everyone else that organised the festival and made it such a memorable occasion. My first festival ever and the first camping I have done in about 25 years. I was so pleased my old camping gear had stood the test of time even if my body didn't quite.
There is so much to reflect on and so many ideas and themes I wan't to take forward. Over the next few days I will be attempting to get something down in writing before too…Continue
(This should really just be a status update, but it won't fit in 140 characters...)
I'm bringing along a copy of Joe Mcdaldno's game in development, The Quiet Year - http://ning.it/r2htA7-
" The Quiet Year is a map game. You define the struggles of a post-apocalyptic community, and attempt to build something good within their quiet year. Every decision and every action is set against a backdrop of dwindling time and rising…Continue
A proposal by Warren Draper for discussion at this weekend's Uncivilisation.
One of the most famous phrases created by the Canadian educator and philosopher Marshall McLuhan (along with “turn on, tune in and drop out” & “the global village”) is“The Medium is the message.” Meaning, of course, that the chosen medium embeds itself in the message, greatly influencing the way the message is perceived. This is not only true of…Continue
Once upon a time there was a child. She was born free - the archetypal tabula…Continue