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Help us build a 107 foot high statue of Tim Berners-Lee to celebrate EAST SHEEN: BIRTHPLACE OF THE WEB

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Project colossus

  1. 1. project Colossus<br />
  2. 2. obscurity<br />CERN (franco-swiss border)= home of the web<br />where are we now?<br />
  3. 3. where do we want to be?<br />
  4. 4. what are we doing to get there?<br />setting the goddamn story straight<br />
  5. 5. what are we doing to get there?<br />setting the goddamn story straight<br />Tim Berners-Lee invented the web (in CERN)<br /> BUT<br />The web comes from TBL’s brain<br /> AND<br />TBL was born in East Sheen<br /> HENCE<br />TBL’s brain was born in East Sheen<br /> ERGO<br />East Sheen is the birthplace of the web<br />the logic is undeniable<br />
  6. 6. what are we doing to get there?<br />setting the goddamn story straight<br />…through art<br />
  7. 7. what are we doing to get there?<br /> visual… brand, web, products (well t-shirts maybe)<br />Design influence #2: ‘Timagery’ – Iconic Tim Berners-Lee Imagery<br />Our hero<br />
  8. 8. what are we doing to get there?<br /> visual… brand, web, products (well t-shirts maybe)<br />Design influence #2: ‘Eastside’<br />
  9. 9. what are we doing to get there?<br /> visual… brand, web, products (well t-shirts maybe)<br />Design influence #3: ‘Sheen vs CERN’<br />CERN: Twinned with East Sheen?<br />
  10. 10. what are we doing to get there?<br />music… anthem by The Soviet Onion<br />Featuring local lad and hollywood heart-throb Tom Hardy on vocals (sort of) <br />“I’m from a state of grace called Mortlake….SW14 - East Sheen” <br />(1’46” into clip)<br />“I’m from East Sheen and I’m quite soft” <br />(7’24” into clip)<br />
  11. 11. who do we need to talk to?<br />everybody<br />
  12. 12. it’s time to re-write history<br />
  13. 13. local celebrity assets<br />
  14. 14. how will we know when we’ve arrived?<br />
  15. 15. how will we know when we’ve arrived?<br />The Colossus of Sheen<br />107 ft tall statue of Tim Berners-Lee standing astride the Upper Richmond Road (or maybe the Sheen Gate of Richmond Park)<br />Modelled on 7th Wonder of the Ancient World, The Colossus of Rhodes<br />

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