Year of the Sheep?
The January newsletter closed with the call
for new ideas and idealists. On the website, the icon for this
item was firework rocket. A month on, the lunar and Chinese New Year has
started. The year of the sheep. Under the LongeCity constitution our new
year for planning purposes starts in April, prefaced by a period of
leadership and budget discussions in march. So this makes the above call
even more urgent than it was last month. Rather than sheep, LongeCity
needs cheerful fireworks and sensible shepherds.
Priorities for 2015
As part of the above Members are asked to suggest projects
and priorities for LongeCity. In this context, (from a personal
perspective rather than strictly from the Chair) I have drafted a first
position in the Members section.
While sharing information efficiently through the world wide
web has always been at the core of LongeCity, we also appreciate the
continuing power and appeal of hardcopy books. In order to spread not
just 'the word' but also serious scholarship about life extension
LongeCity is considering a 'book drop' programme during which relevant
books are donated to libraries and other outlets across the world. Lead
by Dr. Ilia Stambler, we hope that this may also help to launch other
'literary' initiatives such as reading circles and and new books review
Lists of 8 things
8 things... almost the opposite of books, the internet
has seen the steady proliferation of short and snappy 'list-based'
information. These can be superficial such as "the top ten
worst dressed celebrities" but it cannot be denied that lists can be a fun way of engaging with a topic and just by their title are really good at catching a reader's attention.
LongeCity is looking for a few such short 'lists'. Contribute