This is Part 1 of a series on walking culture in cities, and particularly in Jakarta. The current boom in consumerism has transformed our walking habits in the city. Why is it that we continue to endlessly loiter in malls even when our feet are killing us?
Tao Lin asked the people on his mailing list if, after reading his email, they would “look around and calmly gather 5 things at random and (without thinking about what you’re doing) leisurely stack those 5 things on top of each other and photograph it with a smartphone.” 52 people responded. The result is a beautiful and relaxing and loose and easy and oddly moving and quietly revealing work of art, which can be seen in its entirety here.
‘Join this lovable crew of droids as they solve their differences the only way dubstep robots know how.’ I recommend doing so in fullscreen HD with your fanciest headphones.
Imagine if every single argument erupted into music like this, or if we rapped or sung instead of shouted and screamed. Then maybe, war might become just a tad more bearable.