Rules, and laws, morals, ethics, and social contracts. How do we agree to living here together? How has that changed from what I was taught as a child.
Cell phones have made a significant impact on our public social engagement. I don't want to spend my time complaining or disparing, instead I want to test the rules.
What are some rules? Laws? How do you know what to do and what not to do in any situation? Why follow the rules?
Last night at Panoply Performance Lab in Brooklyn, on the 5th day of the PFQ I created a piece that used sound, gesture, group activity, and humor to create a set of rules that I will abide by through Sunday 11:59pm. These 5 rules and 1 law were suggested by the audience at the end of the experience. They are:
1. Wake up and text this guy and get a rule 707.7*7.&^(*
2. Say Goodmorning when you walk into a room if there are people there
3. Close your eyes while walking for 5 seconds a day
4. Ask for bites of something someone is eating (but you don't have to eat the bites)
5. LAW: Spend no more than 10 minutes an hour on the internet (email doesn't count)
6. If you buy something out buy another one for someone that doesn't have one.
I'll be practicing these rules and making posts about the process here, on Snapchat, and on Instagram. After this weekend I plan to repeat this performance multiple times in order to find the rules that should be part of the social contract that I will live by.