Mass Observation Brockley

Larry Gopnik: The Uncertainty Principle. It proves we can't ever really know... what's going on. So it shouldn't bother you. Not being able to figure anything out. Although you will be responsible for this on the mid-term.
- A Serious Man

Brockley Central readers have been asked to participate in a Mass Observation project led by an organisation called MOCO. They'd like us all to take part in a project which records a moment in time in Brockley life in as much detail as possible.

They've suggested four ways we could take part - completing a questionnaire, photograph a street, keep a diary for a day or observe life in a cafe. The last of these would certainly be conforming to type, but we reckon the photography project would be the most interesting and we could hopefully rely on the support of the local Flickr group, if nothing else. We can choose which of these we'd like to do or suggest our own variant.

We'd like to ask you whether you're interested in being involved and - if so - which form of mass observation you think would be most interesting. If we can arrive at some form of consensus, Brockley Central will ask MOCO to set us up as one of the participating communities and off we go.