Thursday, September 07, 2006

Dropping Knowledge

This is pretty interesting stuff. On September 9, 2006, 112 intellectuals, artists, scientists, activists, economists, social entrepreneurs and others renowned for their innovative contributions to society will meet in Berlin’s historic Bebelplatz square to engage with 100 pre-selected questions generated by thedropping knowledge ‘Ask
yourself’ question outreach campaign. Seated around a vast round table, participants will answer questions simultaneously, each responding into an individual camera and microphone. In an open environment free of censorship or the need to self-censor,participants will answer according to their consciences, drawing on their personal background, experience, opinion, visions and professional expertise as they see fit. The responses of the participants, recorded as individual audiovisual portraits, will create the foundation of the dropping knowledge archive, Living Library, film and exhibition.

Ask Yourself

In a world of complexity and contradiction, apathy has become a sort
of survival technique. How could you face the
evening news without it?
Another famine, another flood, another terrorist attack – if we truly
identified with the pain and suffering of others, it would paralyze us.

And so our apathy extends not only to those on the other side
of the world but to our families, friends, neighbors, selves.

When was the last time you questioned the way things are?
The last time you refused to accept the unacceptable?

The last time you turned your apathy into activity?

Ask yourself. When you ask in order to understand, when you answer in order to share, you are already practicing dropping knowledge. Find out more at dropping knowlege.

No comments: