Very very quiet on the blogging front at the moment. You may have noticed if you're the sort of person who pays attention to that sort of thing. Thing is I've been writing for the past week, My literature review is due in in a few weeks time and it's time to massage that horrendous lump of text that I've been accumulating over the past year into a coherent whole. And to tell the truth, I'd forgotten how consuming writing can be. It's hard, yes, but the ability to get any enthusiasm up about anything else is, well, severely impaired.
So I'm farming my other thinking patterns out to the void. There's a festival of sorts that I'm attending in January, goes by the name of Kiwiburn. A New Zealand version of burning man, only it's in a paddock rather than in the desert. Every year Kiwiburn has a them and this year, since It's the tenth anniversary the theme is "EnlighTENment". Get it? Ten. Subtle isn't it? There's a fairly strong hippie contingent at Kiwiburn and I suspect most people attending will think of this theme in the "spiritual" vein.
I got to thinking though. The age of Enlightenment. The birth of the age of reason, the advancement of society through the use of science. It would be nice to do something to showcase that side of enlightenment. I don't know how to go about it though, the only idea I have so far would be to construct a Foucault pendulum of the power pylon that's on site. And while that would be cool, I don't really see me being able to get permission from Transpower to be able to do it. Myself and a few others are already planning on cutting a mini in half and fitting it out as a mini bar, but I don't really see that as showcasing the ideals of the enlightenment. Any other ideas?