superluminal wrote: jovialbard wrote:
Kieryn wrote:Okay, I'm thinking about an idea for a meetup... We're across the world, so I was thinking maybe a 5 city meet, with Skype used to unite the cities.
Well obviously we should meet in southern France
anyone out there an eccentric billionaire? I would say that the meetups should be on/by the beach, but if we wanted to all meet up at the same time, midnight wouldn't be a very good time to be on the beach.
Unless we want to watch the stars...
The beach would be perfect - we could build a seaish sandcastle!
Yes yes yes!
And actually, I had an awesome related idea - I was actually plotting to do this myself, but it would be best for a meetup on the beach I think:
Using the terrain data
, some spirit-levels, some careful planning (including picking the right spot - somewhere flattish) we sculpt in the sand a large scale model (depending on the number of people available, maybe like 5x5 meters) of the Mediterranean (with height exaggerated for aesthetic and practical reasons. West will point out in the direction of the sea, meaning that when the tide comes in (yes, we'd plan for that too, giving us just several hours for the complete construction) it breaches the Strait of Gibraltar giving us our own mini Zanclean flood. We would of course film the whole process -- timelapse the construction, and then show the flood real time, (or even better, in slow-motion)
The ideal place for this, is somewhere where there is a strong tide, a flat beach (just below the high-tide point) and where the sea is pretty still (protected from the ocean waves like an estuary, or small sea inlet. My personal choice was going to be the long island sound, but any estuary on the Atlantic I'm sure would be fine.
ETA: Actually, maybe a crowd sourced fundraiser for this might actually be successful? Thoughts?