The City of Dawn

This spring I am leaving Berlin and moving to Auroville , India. This is a place where one can be free of moral and social conventions that promotes alternative lifestyles, creativity and spirituality based on the principles of New Consciousness.

Below is a piece of agenda information from a weekly Aurovillian news bulletin (Feb. 2007 issue) that I found quite interesting.

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CIRHU – Centre for International Research in Human Unity
Within the framework of their activities, a large number of Aurovilians do original work and research which aspires to a
high level of consciousness. We wish to create a living Aurovilian record for Auroville’s research and make it available to
Auroville and the world at large.
The purpose is to develop an informational database which documents the work and research activities, describes their
histories, the problematic and challenges encountered, and indicates their current situation. This living record will be a
platform accessible inside Auroville and throughout the world in order to give visibility to what Auroville has realized.
All areas of the lives of Aurovilians will be represented: architecture, construction, education, social and educational
initiatives, agriculture and forestry, green work, water treatment, energy preservation, craftsmanship, languages, music
and artistic expressions, food and nutrition, health and healing, new economy, yoga of life, human and spiritual unity,
etc.
With this living record, CIRHU will also become a platform which connects the “experimental laboratory” that is Auroville
to all those in the world who are moving in a same direction, a platform of expression and exchange endowed with total
freedom and spirituality.
We ask for your collaboration in making available the fruits of your labour during the two initial steps of this work:
1. Participate in developing a list of the past and current work and research at Auroville as you know them;
2. Work with us in the process of recording the work and research that you have accomplished over time.
Thank you very much for your participation.

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One of the many other remarkable concepts of Auroville is its master plan, laid out in form of a galaxy – a galaxy in which several ‘arms’ seem to unwind from a central region. In interviews with Auroville Today in 1988 and in 1992, Roger Anger explained how this plan came into existence.

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Zen and the Art of emotional mapping

I finally started my own emotional mapping thingy – My Life’s Ups & Down project – by rating the mood of each day of my life. The rating scale is from 1 to 10 (the best). The actual software program is still under development (screenshots), but I decided not to waste time and start recording the data now (since 1 feb. 2007) and publishing it on my other blog (mylifesupsanddowns.wordpress.com). It’s a kind of open source project so if you would like to know more about it or willing to contribute in its development as an investor or with your skills and time – I would would give that day a tenner!

Namaste.

Take a break from work. Get a flu.

Here’s a viral campaign thought from xgeronimo how to promote the effectiveness of the best anti-flu pills on the market. Farma-tec is creating a special gray pill containing a flu virus for people to get infected when taken orally. They will be given away for free with every pack of Farma-tec’s “Rid-of-Flu” (anti-flu pills). The campaign’s slogan: TAKE A BREAK FROM WORK. GET A FLU.

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See Farmatec website.

I __ THIS AD

This campaign was devised with an objective to raise the level of consumer awareness about the quality of outdoor advertising in a city.
The idea – members of the public are invited to tag advertising posters with stickers reflecting their personal opinions about the ads.
The campaign kicked off in Berlin and continued in Seoul by Rebelbaby.
Below are some pics from October 2006.

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If you also think that there’s too much crap advertising in your area, download free samples of “I___THIS AD” sticker designs from here and start “tagging” 😉