Tuesday, June 9, 2009

eco village

Last weekend, Me and Ben met up with a big bunch of press and eco-warriors to create a new eco village in the heart of London.

Theres not much media about this online yet so if an external reader finds this in search for more info, please check out our facebook group http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=88020757939&ref=nf

because here I want to talk philosophically for a minute

There was a media meeting held, which i didnt attend because im not media, but i was informed that they had the idea to make the eco village an online project, where people on our website can have influence over what we do.

Now, o dear, i wish i was there when they said that, because they didnt realise the death and destruction they were suggesting!! There have been similar ideas online before, 'Robot in the Garden' was one, where people could control robots to plant herbs and stuff in a little garden patch. It was philosophically testing because it tested how much you care about something you were detached from. Did people think it was real? did they go to the website everyday and do a bit of gardening?

Another online project tested this further. You had the oppertunity to press a button and burn a Dollar Bill. This act is illegal in the USA, but by being online people felt it was detached enough from the world that they could do it. Even after filling in their details, they were daring enough to commit the crime. perhaps they thought it was unreal? perhaps it was.

So if we had a bunch of internet people controlling us, they would make us kill eachother and burn our village, because it wouldnt appear real!

take care
char