‘Miron laughed. ‘Yes. Mention Russia and the alarm bells ring. Everyone thinks you are a villain or a spy. I’m really glad you came here despite the fact that all Russians must be evil.’

book 2/2, travelling, Russia



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chapter 9: Russia

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Alice has been invited to a ball, but Security can’t accompany her, so someone has to pose as her boyfriend. And that is just the very beginning of an unexpected adventure which starts with a lot of fun at the ball, before things go seriously downhill.

tags: Hachiro’s masterpieces and the boyfriend, the intellectuals and the millionaires, world views, frozen figures, the Russian elite, a stolen kiss, the prince and the queen, applause and pills from Giselle, a ball, bulges and urges, world domination and puking, wolves and sheep, a dance, a birthday toast, a message, a drive through the night, news, the cinema place, sitting together, a transfer, just sex, go looking, on the limit, a barn, plums lined up, worth living for, losing it, BET, in a bakery, Where is the airliner?

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easy town books from the start

book 1, beginning, or drafting a town experiment


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book 1, beginning,
or drafting a town experiment

Alice Adler, a Berliner, sets out to convince Tom Holbon, the richest man on the planet, to build a town experiment. The aim of the experiment is to rethink — well, everything.

Pages: 499 pages
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At its core the Easy Town experiment is about being curious, about trying out visions, about exploring and playing around with ideas, testing the limits of the possible, daring to try out the unconventional, questioning the inevitable, allowing for complexity.

book 1, beginning, before

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book 2/1, travelling, and we need to talk about sex


About

book 2/1, travelling,
and we need to talk about sex

Travelling around the world, Alice and her team further an international network for the Easy Town Project. Travelling with them are the past, personal demons, prejudice and unwittingly the issue of sex.

Pages: 464 pages
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‘We can continue to whine about the state of the world, or we can employ our imagination and explore how to do better.’

book 2/1, travelling, Happy Flying

Book 2/1 covers the team’s journey from New York to Sydney via Brazil, Argentina and South Africa. It is possible to buy single country chapters.

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book 2/2, travelling, and we still need to talk about sex


About

book 2/2, travelling, and we still need to talk about sex

Travelling around the world, Alice and her team further an international network for the Easy Town Project. Travelling with them are the past, personal demons, prejudice and unwittingly the issue of sex.

Book 2/2 will be published in May 2021.

Nearly all country chapters are already available China, Otaon, Romania and Russia.


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Prince Salar explained that the watcher was a reminder that humans will only progress if and when they strive to understand what it is they are doing, and when they ask themselves why they are doing it.

book 2/2, travelling, Otaon

Book 2/2 covers the team’s journey from Beijing to Berlin via Otaon, Romania and Russia. It is possible to buy single country chapters.

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photo: Alice Raya

easy town books – extracts

Extracts collections from book 1&2 and additional material


Several extracts collections are available.

Overview of all extracts collections >>>

extracts, The Hub

The Hub

Let’s build the Hub and be done with the tech giants

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This is a collection of extracts from book 1 & 2 about the Hub. The Hub is both an idea for a business model and an idea for a new internet platform.

The Hub started out as the project’s own social media platform and has evolved into an internet within the internet.

[Jack] ‘(…) So what is the Hub?’
‘It’s all social media in one castle,’ Noel proclaimed with pride. ‘Without the advertising or data collecting. And you get to decide whether your castle is a simple two-dimensional space with just a phone booth to call your kids, or a three-dimensional palace with nearly endless rooms (…)’

(book 1, beginning, week 7)

Hub users pay an equivalent of one euro a month in return for ad-free online services, privacy, full control over features, algorithms and designs.

Noel stood up and declared solemnly: ‘This is the end of big brother. This is the restoration of our privacy and self-determination. This is us, getting our lives back.’

(book 1, beginning, week 1)

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extracts, book 1&2, modern slavery, rethinking business

The beauty of modern slavery

and rethinking business practices

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Content


  1. Foreword

book 1, beginning

  1. The beauty of modern slavery, at the conference
  2. Exploitation, week 3

book 2/1, travelling

  1. We are all for freedom, Brazil
  2. Racism, colonialism and the superiority complex, South Africa
  3. Slavery, South Africa
  4. White Africans, South Africa
  5. Raw materials, Flight to Sydney
  6. Cheers to all the bastards, Australia
  7. What’s best for humans, Australia
  8. Brexit, and the EU needs a rethink, Australia

book 2/2, travelling

  1. Balances, China
  2. Going in circles, China
  3. Refugees, Otaon
  4. The time of the dwarfs, Romania
  5. Second class humans, Romania
  6. We can do better, on a global scale, Romania

additional extracts

  1. Rethinking the way we do business, book 1
  2. The Hub, a business model, book 1&2
  3. dot.international, a business model, Australia
  4. The flare up, at the conference

If you don’t mind some spoilers, then this is an extracts collection to get a better idea of what this series is about.

The Hub and dot.international are introduced in this collection, for more details see the Let’s build the Hub and be done with the tech giants and dot.international.

Pages: 104
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the penis trauma, we still need to talk about sex, extracts from book 2, charlie Alice Raya, cover

The penis trauma

extracts with a focus on the why of sexual violence

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About an hour later, Alice felt a rush of excitement.
Could this be an explanation? Of sorts?
She had to talk to someone. But who? Who would be open enough to even think about this?
Alice stared at the screen in front of her, then back at the notepad she had been scribbling on.
Leo. Of course. Leo.

book 2/2, travelling, Flight to Beijing

This collection includes extracts from both parts of book 2, travelling.


book 2/2, travelling

  • Some notes on domestic violence, Flight to Beijing
  • The penis trauma, Flight to Beijing
  • Bulges and urges, Russia
  • What are women for?, Otaon
  • Making each other, Otaon
  • Is this how rape happens? Romania

book 2/1, travelling

  • You have to fuck, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Your dick is not a weapon, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Nku killed her, Cape Town, South Africa

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The invention of evil, extracts

The Invention of Evil

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Jack Harris, one of the main characters in the book series, is a famous actor. He splits his time between the town project and his movie career.
Some of his movies are just mentioned in the story, some are recounted by him and, in the case of the Invention of Evil, Jack and Alice watch his movie together.


The monk


The invention of evil


How would you tell your experiment succeeded?


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Overview of all extracts collections >>>


colour extreme by Alice Raya, Venice, 2011

About the series

The overall story is simple: A town experiment is planned in several stages, the town is built, the town gets into trouble, and some of the main characters mess things up.

But eventually, the town emerges as an intriguing model on all counts: society, economy, environment and governance. And the main characters, well, they go through a lot.

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venice mirror by Alice Raya

The things I didn’t expect to write about

While writing book 2, I came across quite a few topics and incidents, both personal and more general, I didn’t expect to write about.

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photography: Ellen Paschiller

The origins of the Easy Town idea

The call came on a Sunday in April 2012.
My friend Easy was in a critical condition after an aneurysm had ruptured in his brain.

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The sex talk

Originally, I only wanted a fun opening for book 2, but then discussions about our sexuality started to pile up.

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