Mobile Outskirts, Norway, 2004

June 13 :

Jules Verne: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
"Thus ends the voyage under the seas. What passed during that night-- how the boat escaped from the eddies of the maelstrom-- how Ned Land, Conseil, and myself ever came out of the gulf, I cannot tell."

Links :


Lofoten Int'l Art Festival
Italian/Norway Connection

June 15 :
18 hour bus/ferry from Trondheim to Lofoten:

Workshoppers getting to know each other on the bus. Creating analog mapping bots.
10pm: Passed through the "Polar Circle"

Links :

Polar Circle [click on Lofoten for more info]
Sami Parliament Building


June 16 :
Settled into Kabelvag./ and Film Academy

First fable encountered: Devil throwing rock from mountain to crush the Christian Church, but missed. Troll story. Thoughts of making music video.

Links :
Animal Defense League
 Greenpeace/Activism in Lofoten


June 17 :
Local persons lecture.

from Destination Lofoten tourist office. "Artists painted Lofoten beautiful."

PCB's are illegal in Norway.

Eco tourism farse. The right place to start with eco tourism is major city like New York, San Francisco; eco-taxis, eco-trash.

12am: -- Short trip to city: Svolvaer.

3pm: Local anti-trolling activist.

"The closest I ever got to the fishing industry was her fishnet stockings. "

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Destination Lofoten

June 18 :
Exploring neighboring villages.

3km walk to camping area. Not so nice, but hitchhiked with a man who happened to be a Mapmaker for Norwegian Institute of Land Inventory. He marks 3 meter x 3 meter squares in the forests which are monitored for changes and pollution over a 5 year period. He said there was no pollution in Lofoten.

2pm: Met local film makers who are making a film about a girl band. Will visit them shortly.

4pm: Trek to nearby beach. Invited by DJ Night Sky
[see photos] to secret beach. She met us there with her horse.

Links :

Norwegian Institute of Land Inventory


June 21:
Midnite Sun

Bus Trip to A. The end of the road.
3 whales, 2 eagles, one rabbit/kangaroo who performed for us, viking house, viking looms and weaver
whaling village, glaciers, waterfalls, midnite sun(set and rise)
4am fish feast

Links :

Norwegian Institute of Land Inventory


Lunchbox Lab
Photosynthesis Robot
Rainwater Greywater System
Garden Trike
Pogostick Shovel
Seed Library
DIY Algal Hydrogen Bioreactor
Homeland Security Blanket
Botanical Gameboy
Sundial Watches
Solar Music Boxes
Board Game

Public Projects
F.R.U.I.T. Network
Bingo: Field of Thoughts
Lofoten Game of the Future
Fingerprint Maze
Neighborhood Acts
Holding Patterns
The Human Knot

Amy Franceschini
Michael Swaine
Rich Humphrey
Albert Coleman
Sebastian Stjfl
Stijn Schiffeleers
Futurefarmers: Culivating Consciousness since 1995