I can’t get away from this image. I keep stumbling on it in my image collections and I love what it stands for. It is a community visualized. It is an asynchronous interaction. It is the gamification of the coffee ritual. I was a tourist within this structure and so my contribution and what I have taken away from it may not be accurate at all.
It is a visual representation of a community that never existed in real space. It’s an asynchronous collective. Each card is a person that was, at one time, there. Some of the cards have names on them and some don’t. A couple had marks like stars and smily faces. It represents locals that frequent the establishment and tourists that are just passing through. The first visit I made I got one stamp and pinned my card up. From then on, each morning I went into the café nearest our resident inn, I took one from the board and helped someone else towards a free drink. But my original one was still there.
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