Your own personal Gaia

God Entity: Bender, being God isn't easy. If you do too much, people get dependent on you, and if you do nothing, they lose hope. You have to use a light touch. Like a safecracker, or a pickpocket.
Bender: Or a guy who burns down a bar for the insurance money!
God Entity: Yes, if you make it look like an electrical thing. When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all.
-Futurama, Godfellas

The Goldsmiths research team Legible Landscapes have been back in touch to ask for more volunteers for their personal microclimate experiment, which we still don't understand, but which sounds fun.

So far, half of their subjects have been recruited via this site, so if you do agree to participate, you'll be in magnificent company.

They say:

We recently held a kick-off meeting with several Brockley residents who received research kits including a home safari packet for photographing colorful cut-outs of animals in different
habitats of their home. The research kit includes several such playful and thought provoking activities for thinking about the home as a microclimate and getting prepared for the installation of the digital devices.

We are still seeking participants from SE4, SE8, SE14 and SE23 and will be running another orientation meeting in early to mid May. Interested people should contact Kirsten at More information is available at


Monkeyboy said...

I've signed up and met Mr Debaser at the briefing event. Still a bit clueless at this point but it does look like fun and more importantly you get a free thing to put in your house around june/july time at which point you may get some more bizarre open ended questions.

I say again FREE STUFF to put in your house. You could be living with the next big thing in slightly off the wall electronic weirdness.

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