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book 3, the compound in London

book 3, the Compound in London The Compound is the fictional new base for the town project, and it’s the main location for book 3 (work in progress). I use these drafts so I don’t get lost /-) Seth closed the presentation with a glimpse into some of the project’s…

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Breaking the cycle

Breaking the Cycle While writing book 2, the topic of racism kept knocking on my door, and it kept finding ways into the story. The extracts of this collection focus on the racism which is handed down from generation to generation. The main piece, Breaking the Cycle, is a movie…

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Animals in the book series

Animals in the easy town book series Book 1apes, ducks, cows, eagle, lion, worm, blue whale, butterflies, deer, hens, horses, fish, whale, shrimp book 2/1, travelling, California, USa jaguar book 2/1, travelling, Rio de Janeiro, Brazilmice no rats, stuffed jaguars book 2/1, travelling, Buenos Aires, Argentinaan imaginary fly book 2/1,…

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the gods garden

the gods garden

The Gods Garden Each religion – or let’s say, as many as we can fit in – each of them will get an equally sized space in the garden. A religious group can use its slot to build whatever they like as long as the building doesn’t exceed the allowed…

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pepper books

pepper books A rough draft for a publishing house rethinking business practices Pages: Format: ePubPrice: € (incl. VAT) pepper books Introduction How we do business is one of the central questions in the town experiment of the easy town book series. Publishing doesn’t feature much in the series, but since…

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digesting, coexisting

digesting, coexisting

digesting & coexisting the relation between human and nature coming soon Pages: Format: ePubPrice: € (incl. VAT) Contents Introduction Extract from book 2/1, Flight to Sydney digesting Extract from book 2/2, China A magic valley digesting ‘Look, you really have to let this sink in and think about it. Digesting.…

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Snippets of a life

Snippets of a life addition to book 2/2, travelling, Berlin BirthI was late.Fourteen days.Did I have some foreboding?Maybe. ChildhoodI was happy.I liked dancing, laughing, dreaming.I loved making up stories.Retreating into myself to have an adventure. I was the kid who imagined her bike was the finest horse in the world.I…

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The lonely to God, Hermann Hesse

The lonely to God In the Berlin chapter, Alice rediscovers this old poem by Hermann Hesse and translates some of it. When I first read it, more than 25 years ago, it became an essential part of coping with my religious past. Below you find my rough translation of a…

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folding numbers

folding numbers Folding numbers is a little game, I invented while writing the Otaon chapter. This is how it works. You have a number with more than one digit, say 12. You can fold 12 by adding up the single numbers. In this case 1+2. So 12 folds to three.…

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Book 2 in highest, best, most …

last updated: 9 September 2021 Book 2 in most, highest, best, lightest, loudest … Most on the town experimentAustralia, China, Romania Highest density of subjectsChina Highest density of wisdomOtaon Highest density of quotable textOtaon The best on the environmentFlight to Sydney, China The best on politicsAustralia, Russia, Berlin The most…

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42 towns and counting

42 towns and counting ‘I just talked to Robyn from the New Zealand Team,’ Hachiro said, leaning back in his armchair. ‘I know Alice is against it, but I hope we’ll build more than one town. And I hope that each town will have its own focus.’‘What do you mean?’‘Our…

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Inside the airliner

Inside the airliner A confessionOriginally, Tom’s plane was comparatively ordinary for a private plane. But then I saw Marvel’s Agents of Shield, and I kind of thought: Hm, who says I can’t have a double-deck airliner? The airliner – draft This is the interior of the airliner. The main objective…

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lovers, 2016/21

lovers, 2016/21 lovers, 2016/21 graphics Welcombe Mouth, DevonMay, 2016 Hahnemühle Fine Art Print 30 x 20 cmno border limited edition, edition of 777 How does it work? Step 1choose & buy After paying, you will receive a download link for your confirmation pdf. Within 24 hours you will receive a…

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light dance, complete

light dance in 15 pieces, 2011 light dancein 15 pieces,2011 light dance Berlin, March/June, 2011 lightfairy lights musicSwan Lake, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, 1875–76 Hahnemühle Fine Art Printpigment print on Hahnemühle paper 15 prints single image: 20 x 13,3, no borders set border and gaps: 2 cmcomplete set: 68 x 78,5…

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greens, 2011/21

greens, 2011/21 greens, 2011/21 surfaces I, tree barks Berlin, June 2011 Hahnemühle Fine Art Print60 x 40 cm (64 x 44 cm)white border, 2 cm limited edition, edition of 111 How does it work? Step 1choose & buy After paying, you will receive a download link for your confirmation pdf.…

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We need to talk about sex, extract

We need to talk about sex Dive straight into the sex talk with an extended extract from book 2/1, travelling What you need to know beforehand Alice Adler convinced the US billionaire Tom Holbon to join her in developing a town experiment.While the main project team relocate from Tom’s estate…

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The beauty of modern slavery

The beauty of modern slavery rethinking business practices coming soon Pages: approx. 104Format: ePubPrice: € (incl. VAT) Introduction This is a collection of extracts which are all roughly about rethinking business practices. Interestingly this collection has a dynamic of its own. If you don’t mind some spoilers, then this collection…

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dot international, fashion

dot international

dot.international a business model for a fashion company rethinking business practices coming soon Pages: Format: ePubPrice: € (incl. VAT) Introduction How fashion came into the story There were many Easy Town stories before the story you’ll find in the book series. And in every story, Alice had a personal fashion…

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The Hub

The Hub

The Hub Let’s build the Hub and be done with the tech giants extracts collection with extracts from book 1, beginning & book 2, travelling plus additional material rethinking business practices extracts collectioncoming soon Pages: approx. 212Format: ePubPrice: € (incl. VAT) With the support we propose for the Hub Stations,…

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key quotes, e-book

About this collection Most of the key quotes are from the book 1, beginning, and cover some of the basic questions about the town project. In some cases, the quotes are stripped down to their core statement. This collection of key quotes is published on this website, and you can…

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key quotes about the town project

key quotes about the town project What you need to know beforehand About this collection Most of the following key quotes are from the book 1, beginning, and cover some of the basic questions about the town project. In some cases, the quotes are stripped down to their core statement.…

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stories within the story

stories within the story INTRO Nku killed her This short, single extract from the South Africa chapter is dedicated to all women and men who fight to end violence against women. This extract is also published in The penis trauma and in We need to talk about sex, limping. Breaking…

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preview, book 2/1, travelling

Preview book 2/1, travelling and we need to talk about sex What you need to know beforehand About this extract Alice Adler and her travelling team are in Brazil, the second stop on their journey around the world. The aim of this journey is to build an international network for…

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travelling, Australia

book 2/1, travelling chapter 5, Australia book 2/1, travelling chapter 5, Australia Pages: 99 pages, 24k wordsFormat: ePubPrice: €2.25 (incl. VAT) TRAVELLING Australia ‘So we only succeed on this planet, because there are enough rogues who enjoy exploiting their fellow humans? Is that what you are saying? Cheers to all…

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travelling, South Africa

book 2/1, travelling chapter 4, South Africa book 2/1, travelling chapter 4 South Africa Pages: 150 pages, 41k wordsFormat: ePubPrice: €3.48 (incl. VAT) TRAVELLING South Africa ‘Are you worried about yourself?’ That was a slip-up. There should be an actual checkpoint for any and every thought, before they are allowed…

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travelling, Buenos Aires, Argentina

book 2/1, travelling chapter 3, Buenos Aires, Argentina book 2/1, travelling chapter 3, Buenos Aires, Argentina Pages: 62 pages, 16k wordsFormat: ePubPrice: €1.62 (incl. VAT) TRAVELLING Buenos Aires Argentina A university degree doesn’t save anyone from stupidity. At worst a degree makes you more stupid, because now you think you…

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travelling, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

book 2/1, travelling chapter 2, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil book 2/1, travelling chapter 2, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Pages: 68 pages, 19k wordsFormat: ePubPrice: €1.85 (incl. VAT) TRAVELLING Rio de Janeiro Brazil And while we are all for freedom, no one will have the freedom to be an exploitative jerk…

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travelling, San Francisco, United States

book 2/1, travelling chapter 1, San Francisco book 2/1, travelling chapter 1, San Francisco Pages: 92 pages, 24k wordsFormat: ePubPrice: €2.25 (incl. VAT) TRAVELLING San Francisco United States The world doesn’t want to be saved. It loves fantasies about superheroes and alien invasions, but it refuses to accept its own…

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Book 1&2 – sex talk content

Overview of sex-related content in book 1 & 2 sex talk in book 2:travelling,and we (still) need to talk about sex Prelude, US Nudity Happy Flying, US We need to talk about sex California, US Urns Property Couple therapy Sex jokes Perspectives LGBTQ+ Is homosexuality an intrusion? Rio de Janeiro,…

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the sex talk – introduction

We (still) need to talk about sex INTRO Originally, I only wanted a fun opening for book 2 and eventually settled on: ‘We need to talk about sex.’ I couldn’t make the opening work. But by then, I had a lot more on sex in the story than expected, and…

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The main characters

The main characters in order of appearance in book 1 Alice Adler, born in Berlin, October 1972. Before the project, she worked as a freelancer in photography and web design. She studied business with a focus on finance and investment, and some economics. First impression: dresses sportive casual, unruly short…

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The main teams

The main teams Extract from book 1, beginning, at the first Easy Town meeting I cannot think of a single aspect of the town, its economy, its design or its people that might not be of interest to us. In fact, part of our initial work will be to identify…

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The original story

The original story In 2012 my friend Easy was put into a coma and eventually into a nursing home. In the debris of this event, I found the idea for Easy Town, which started as a small village centre where Easy and his fellow patients could find stimuli for their…

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