The lovely folks at AlterFutures were curious to know how I had been getting on with Ark.Inc and invited me to give a talk. I briefly presented the project premise, and went on to show where the project had lead me since, and the possible directions I have been thinking of taking it in.
I have been working to translate the work into a functional website that will in its first incarnation act as a ‘superfiction’ and visible container of its conceptual framework. The idea is to then progressively move elements of this framework into real world application. One of my main concerns has been around the ethical and legal implications of this website, as I have received concerned emails from people from all over the world, who have lived through environmental disasters and are interested in joining the Ark.Inc collective.
The discussion at AlterFutures was very useful as a sounding board for the development of the project in light of these concerns.