January 24, 2001
11:18 PM   Subscribe

Hey Teen Activists! Want to protest the evil capitalist confab at the World Economic Forum in Davos, but you just don't have the time? Well, now you can! Thanks to revolutionary (no pun intended) Swiss technology, hellomrpresident.com will allow you to send messages that will then be projected via laser onto the side of a mountain overlooking Davos! Starts today at 1700, though it doesn't say whether that's UTC or local time. Five hours a day for five days. Let us know what you get projected! (They have a webcam up, so you may be able to grab a jpeg of your thought.)
posted by aaron (9 comments total)
Wow, a fantastic intregation of tecnology and social dynamics. Very cool. By the way, the time in Davos is listed in the upper right.
posted by metasak at 4:16 PM on January 25, 2001

Agreed on its coolness. Now this is a form of protest I can wholeheartedly endorse. Hard to ignore, technically clever, and IMHO more likely to be taken seriously by politicos than a bunch of unkempt people waving placards.
posted by kindall at 8:41 PM on January 25, 2001

This reminds me, sadly, of the Netscape Engineering sign. (No link, cuz, well, it's gone. Anyone remember the sign? Anyone remember Netscape?
posted by rodii at 9:34 PM on January 25, 2001

I had screenshots of the engineering sign, but I can't find them. It was pre-metafilter though.
posted by mathowie at 12:09 AM on January 26, 2001

I wonder.. is the future of activism, or a reallly cool toy?
posted by tj at 10:22 AM on January 26, 2001

That sentence seems to missing some words...

But who says it can't be both the future of activisim and a really cool toy? If it's effective and fun then more people will use it.
posted by kindall at 12:11 PM on January 26, 2001

"Keep on rockin'"—activism at its finest.
posted by rodii at 12:31 PM on January 26, 2001

Trust the very seat of evil to be called Davros.
posted by lagado at 3:30 AM on January 27, 2001

:-) [tm]
posted by rodii at 10:14 AM on January 27, 2001

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