[NetBehaviour] Park and write.
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Mon May 1 12:55:28 CEST 2006
Park and write.
By Sean Coughlan
BBC News Magazine.
A homeless woman in London has been living in a car since last summer.
But by writing a blog she has put herself in touch with an international
It's a tale of our time - about being cut off from everything around you
but still connected to people thousands of miles away.
A woman becomes homeless, so she gets into her car and drives. Except
she has nowhere to go - so she stays in the car, with all her
possessions heaped in the back, sleeping in the front seats, parking in
For eight months, no one notices her, because she makes sure she looks
respectable, taking showers and even ironing her clothes in public
places like hospitals. She has made herself invisible, out of touch from
anyone she used to know - and keeping separate from other homeless people.
But this is the information age. And even though she doesn't speak to
anyone, she can go into a library where she can access the internet and
write an online journal - a homelessness blog - which she uses to
describe all her unspoken experiences and feelings.
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