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Friday, September 27, 2013
The Vow of Quiet 2013: questions from my friend and collaborator
Friday, September 27th, 2013
Questions from Jamie, my friend and collaborator, about the vow of quiet planned for October 2013:
"How long this time?"
Two weeks. Only four days longer than last year.
"No speaking at all? What does [your partner] say?"
No; it's not a vow of silence, it's a vow of quiet. Mario
asked me a series of questions and I answered them.
"So what does this vow of quiet entail?"
verbal communication except to ask and answer questions, and everything
I say has to be recorded either with audio, video, or transcript. Online I can only post original photos and videos, so only content I generate specifically for the occassion. The
transcript of everything I say cannot exceed 20 pages, or the length an
average person can read in a single sitting, whichever is shorter. All
written communication has to be recorded with photographs or videos,
and the entire text has to be visible and readable in a single