A building is just a building until you call it a church or a
hospital (or whatever).. There is need for an extreme
social problem-solving device and so I developed a new
kind of city building.
Originally known as "The Social Computer" the Sandbox
a space where anyone in the city can
go about changing
the way things are done. If they don't like the way
are run, they now have the capacity to create their own.
This can result in bad implementations of ideas but can
also result in revolutionary discoveries that may change
the way things are done in the real world. The former
be seen as a failure but is a learning experience also.
There is a large volume of research and networking done
on the idea and at this stage I'm confident in the idea
the day-to-day level right up to the national military
Apart from making videos about it, and many documents
I had (from 2001-2005) been trying to implement a
prototype in Holland. This resulted in my being ripped
by the local council and left penniless.
Clearly I didn't have the strength to implement such a big
idea with so few resources and such a small team. Since
then I've explored dozens of ways to implement the idea
a more realistic level.
These ideas of realising the Sandbox range from a
documentary movie to a city-festival. Prototype events
and Culture-laboratories. At this stage I'm hoping that
there are others that would help out somehow.