The 24-Hour Conversation project is chugging along at Elsewhere (live audio streaming now on the Elsewhere site; video here). Luna and I sat for a couple of minutes to share our views on the ownership of imagination. The conversation runs until tomorrow morning.
We had just finished a lunchtime walk during which we saw signs of resilience and renewed growth downtown (more tk on that), and enjoyed the public space outside of City Hall* and the big plaza framed by it and the two courthouses.
That led us to consider downtown itself as a public space, and to really enjoy that idea and the fact that this public space is important in ways beyond bars and restaurants. Then we chewed the fat with some guys I know about politics and the fact that money still flows from taxpayers to developers, and then back on South Elm Luna gently accepted the affections of a small girl named Katya Katia, which interaction led us into Elsewhere, where during the course of the conversation I was told about RiP: A remix manifesto after positing that imagination is a wholly-owned and trademarked product of the Walt Disney Corporation.
* Brutalist architecture is an acquired taste, which I find to my surprise that I have acquired; calling the building City Hall in casual usage, instead of the Melvin Municipal Building, would be much friendlier, and official GSO should start doing it.