[NetBehaviour] Park and write.

marc 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 
audience.

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 
secluded streets.

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.

more...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/4923488.stm



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