Saturday, August 09, 2008

Facebook degrees

I'm not quite sure of the whole facebook/ bebo/ myspace worlds. People keep telling me that Hole in my Pocket and the Small World Experiment should have pages - but no one has yet explained to me what the actual benefits of such things would be. I was having a gander on facebook earlier looking up an old cinema I used to work in and I came across this page.
It appears that writer Steve Jackson decided to have a wee explore of the small world ideas as research for his book The Watcher and the results can be seen here.


Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Lord of the dance

No, the lord of the dance is not Jesus or indeed Michael Flaterly - the king of the dance is 31 year old Matt Harding a "31-year-old deadbeat from Connecticut who used to think that all he ever wanted to do in life was make and play videogames."

Its a very strange film - its just of a slightly strange bloke dancing in different places around the world but for some reason it leaves you with a big smile.

Why do we humans enjoy, eccentric adventures like this. How does something so seemlingly pointless have such a profound effect on so many people around the world that they are sending Matt emails saying the video made them smile and cry.

Who knows but it is a video that shows, it is a small world after all.


Sunday, August 03, 2008

Small world news

Still no new news of boxes. Come on guys, get in touch. We miss you. :(

There is however an interesting wee article on the BBC's website about a series of "6 degrees" experiments that have been carried out.

also an old article