Citizens Of Culture gathered thirty individuals from the Los Angeles community to participate in an evening of social experiments. Through a series of games guests were challenged to self-organize, problem solve, compete, and communicate non verbally in an effort to reveal some insights as to our basic behavior.
If we can recreate and mimic basic social dynamics in a controlled environment, what information can we gleam about how to tackle some of our biggest problems? The evening proved to be telling on a personal level for the attendees, and revealing from a research standpoint.
After summarizing the experience, the group reflected in a round table format on their feelings from the night.
A few highlights from the comments :
TURTLE (Group 2, #2) – “It was interesting to see how we self organize and filled the small cups first and came to a consensus. ” from FILL UP
PARROT (Group 4, #4) – “Terrible , I felt horrible for fucking up Chamelons life with Zebra. They looked so cute together.” from Black JACK GOLD
BUTTERFLY (Group 1, #2) – “Bruh, I’m lost as hell. I was triggered and had to fill up the coffee heater.” from TRIGGER
ZEBRA (Group 3, #3) – “Initially all got our colors. Had blue, it was stolen for purple but didn’t mind it. Not sure whether personal attainment or group attainment was the goal.” from SWATCH
BEETLE (Group 5, #3) – “We got another group member, We are all playing hardball! Very competitive.” – from BLACK JACK SILVER
The inequality gap has widened even more so since the stock market crash.We invite you to watch the documentary “Inequality For All” and stick around to discuss the wealth gap and what we can do as citizens to contribute to the solution where it starts. With ourselves.Let us know you are coming:RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org
What if you could have been there when Microsoft was started? What if you could have been sitting at the table with Bill Gates when he decided to make the first version of Windows operating system? What if you were there when they opened the doors of their first office? How would it have felt just to have seen it happen over the years? If you can grasp that feeling then you will know how I feel.
Gas’d Apparel is a very young brand. But with youth comes blazing passion, energy, and boundless potential. It’s not every day I get the impression from an organization that they are going to change the world. I get that feeling from Gas’d. They held an amazing event at P Boutique on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood. A trunk show, that is to say they took over the entire shop and made it into an all Gas’d gallery. Artwork from the team was displayed on the walls and music from Afta-1 bounced off of them.
This is Hollywood so needless to say the place was filled with beautiful women, stylish men, and drinks flowed freely, but Gas’d brought something else to The Strip that night. They brought a genuine desire to enlighten and unite us as a people. If it is one thing its founder, Imani Waddy, understands it is money is not the goal. “This is not about money”, he explains, “This is about love , like real love. Not boy girl ‘marry me’ type shit, but HUMAN LOVE” I talk to him and the rest of his team and he sounds like a philosopher “Love is the most powerful force on the planet.” It strikes me that maybe he is just using theses mere shapes and colors to say something much bigger. That maybe all the components we need to be satisfied in our lives are common and recognizable. Simple and basic these things like the shapes, are all around us everywhere we go and we never realize their power.
With this kind of mindset flowing through out a group of people they would already be some folks to look out for, but the quality of the product is great as well. Its not just rhetoric, its not just ideas, the philosophy is backed by work and dedication, as displayed by the night’s success. I was impressed and inspired to change even my own view on things. If ever you heed my words now is the time, keep and eye out for Gas’d. Its not, art, its not fashion,Gas’d is LOVE.