A rare personal note to the blog today, letting you know that the Illuminares festival happens tomorrow. Also known as the Lantern Festival, this Public Dreams Society production is a signature summer event for Vancouver locals, and one of the purest community experiences I’ve ever seen. I’ve used my summer posting to the Slow Blog project to reflect on the personal and public value in this utterly unique event, and to announce that I’ve recently joined the society’s board of directors.
It’s an amazing event produced by an amazing group of people. It’s a chance to enjoy a family-friendly, non-corporate and truly memorable event. For those interested in technology, culture and the arts, it’s a chance to see how low-tech can create high-grade experiences, and to witness an emerging tradition of even documentation by attendees through cellphones, photos, and blogs.