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July 4, 2012

Community input

I Want WaterlooAfter a delicious brunch at the Beachland Ballroom, we took a walk down Waterloo Road. Not far away, amidst the used record stores we found this storefront asking a question.

The idea of creating a low-tech opportunity for people to give input by asking a big question is modeled on an art project I've seen (and talked about on this website) but can't find again.

I love the concept: inexpensive, direct, and open-ended. Unfortunately not everyone stayed with the spirit of the question. More than a few decided to show off their ignorance. But that happens anytime you open things to the public. You'll find inappropriate comments everywhere from the Internet to an art gallery.

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