Mockupy

Another idea i am quite excited about is the Mockupy fantasy role playing game we are developing for the final day of the communities conference.  This will be a multi-player (perhaps as many as 40 people) live action theater role playing game.  And if we do it well, it will be comic, enlightening, infuriating, sad and powerful.  And most important inspiring.

self mockery

As Joanna and i were brainstorm sense/scenarios for the Mockupy role players, it was clear that one aspect of this global viral movement was maddening to Joanna.  “The whole “no message” tactic drives me nuts.”  Joanna comes from the activist school where messaging is central and campaigning without clear msgs is like driving with no steering wheel.  You can go fast, but you cant get anywhere predictable.

“You would be so much more effective if you had an issue.”

So the natural role for Joanna to play in this massive multiplayer game is that of the annoying (but reasonable) journalist who keeps asking “what is the message?”  I am hoping my old comrade Ian will take on being head of the Mockupy City Police, i am confident of his ability to mimic their fictitious demeanor.

Perhaps you have a great scenario to offer, including ones which have happened, where we are tested and occasionally arise as heroes.  Send them and we will work to include them.

hands signs: pretty, functional, empowering

About paxus

a funologist, memeticist and revolutionary. Can be found in the vanity bin of Wikipedia and in locations of imminent calamity. buckle up, there is going to be some rough sledding.

7 responses to “Mockupy”

  1. Abigail says :

    Does it have to be the final day?? You know I want to play, but I’ll be gone by then…

  2. Jason Sharma says :

    I feel that “they don’t have an message” is just how main stream media has portrayed Occupy to be. I found a mission statement of theirs after a quick Google search.

    https://devoutinfidel.wordpress.com/2011/09/30/occupy-wall-st-releases-their-mission-statement/

    I feel that their biggest flaw was that they did not have a good course of action. Maybe they expected that they could change the minds of bought politicians with demonstrations, petitions, Youtube videos and Facebook posts? This generation of ours is quite possibly the laziest that has ever existed, and it will be hard to get a number of them to risk imprisonment or worse in order to actually start to set things straight.

  3. paxus says :

    Dearest Jason:

    i dont know how many Occupy events you actually attended, but my experience is quite different from yours. As chronicled in this blog, Occupy is successfully re-installing folks for the houses they were evicted from (especially San Francisco, Minneapolis and Philly). Occupy has helped a serious change peoples and govt relationship with credit unions. On Atlanta long sought homeless shelters we provided as part of Occupy induced negotiations.

    Nor did the folks in any significant way belong to your generation (which i find not much lazier of motivated than any other). Occupy was in all the places i visited it a real multi-generational situation – tho few kids. Especially adding in the homeless population which were part of the camps.

    Paxus at Twin Oaks
    12 Red 2012

  4. MoonRaven says :

    This sounds great–and it looks like I’ll be at the conference for it. Can’t wait…

  5. Suzyn says :

    Clear, invmroatife, simple. Could I send you some e-hugs?

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