Name: Laurence Mey
Occupation: Delivery Specialist, Volunteer Firemen
How do you know each other: Tony and I know each other through hockey. We play on the same hockey team and also, I was best friends with Tony's ex-girlfriend.
Five favorite websites: www.canucks.com, www.facebook.com, www.pointstreak.net, www.google.ca, www.youtube.com
What do you wish you knew more about: I wish a knew how to skate on ice.
What are you scared of: I'm afraid of drowning. I can't swim at all!
What events are going on in your local community this week: A big event is my date on Saturday. haha im jk. There is a Jay-Z concert happening in Vancouver and also the Canucks are playing the Calgary Flames.
Name: Laurence Mey
We had a tip that the Buddha would be passed soon, however it has yet to happen.
If anyone knows anything about the Buddha whereabouts please contact us at email@example.com
We would love for this social experiment to continue.
We have tried contacting the last person who passed the buddha, however it seems that they do not want to help the buddha to get passed along.
If anyone knows Moises Rodriguez (connection 10) please encourage him to pass the buddha to a new connection. If the buddha is not passed within the next 10 days we will reset the experiment and the connections will be erased.
Name: Moises Rodriguez
location: Winnipeg, MB
How we know each other: Work
Something you with you knew more about: Myself
What are you afraid of: Government
What is happening in your community: Summertime
Name: Keefe Clasen
Occupation: Fibre optic polisher
Location: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
How we know each other: brother-in-law
5 favourite websites: btjunkie, mininova, isohunt, piratebay
Something I wish I knew more about: Life in general
What are you scared of: ???
What events are going on in my community: smoking pot law free day
Name: Ross Redman
Location: Winnipeg, MB Canada
Occupation: Manufacturing Specialist
How do we know each other: living together
5 Websites: wiki, mymanitoba, environment Canada, google and feelgoodcars.
Wish you knew more about: space exploration and discoveries
what are you scared of: ?
What events in community: CBC Comedy Festival.
Name: Lauren Clasen
Occupation: High school teacher in Manitoba
How do you know each other: Lauren is my Sister
Five favorite websites: google.com, wikipedia.com, yahoo.com, youtube.com
What do you wish you knew more about: History
What are you scared of: Something happening to a loved one
What events are going on in your local community this week: Flooding.
Name: Jessie Clasen
Occupation: Microbial Ecologist
How do you know each other: We're getting married!!!
Five favorite websites: CBC.ca, Globeandmail.ca, Web of Science, Google
What do you wish you knew more about: wine
What are you scared of: running out of money
What events are going on in your local community this week: Cesar Chavez Day
Name: Chris Payne
Occupation: Oceanography Technician
How do you know each other: Chris used to work with Jess’ current lab supervisor
Five favorite websites: facebook.com, nhl.com, cbc.ca … (couldn’t list 5—so many!)
What do you wish you knew more about: politics
What are you scared of: spiders
What events are going on in your local community this week: none that I know of…
Name: Jessica Yu
Occupation: Biology Researcher
How do you know each other: Mutual Friend
Five favorite websites: Paris Hilton, College Humour, Facebook,
What do you wish you knew more about: Art
What are you scared of: Forgetting things
What events are going on in your local community this week: My birthday!
Ok so 3 connections in and the buddha has got a bit stuck.
We are trying to locate and pass the buddha. For those of you checking the blog frequently, follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/passthebuddha we will update you when the buddha is located and passed.
Until then keep your fingers crossed.
Name: Ryan Preston
Occupation: Student (future Geological Engineer)
How do you know each other: We lived on the same floor in residence for first year, and then shared a small house for second and third.
Five favourite websites: Penny Arcade, Wikipedia, Scarygoround, Dr. McNinja, My.UBC.ca
What do you wish you knew more about: International Development
What are you scared of: Failure
What events are going on in your local community this week: My girlfriend is hosting a huge St Patrick's Day dinner.
Name: Matt Armstrong
Occupation: Student (for a few more months)
How do you know each other: Ray and I shared a few classes during our BCom, and joined up on a Marketing Communications project during our final semester.
Five favorite websites: The Millions, Rake's Progress, BoingBoing, FreeDarko + Gorilla vs. Bear
What do you wish you knew more about: Economics, and not just classroom Economics, the real, applicable science that drives, well, everything.
What are you scared of: Mediocrity...
What events are going on in your local community this week: My friend Robbie and a few other bands/artists are running an exhibition at the Ayden Gallery in Chinatown, starting March 20th and running through the 19th of April.
Name: Ray Kanani
Occupation: 4th Year UBC commerce student, and founder of MarketR Marketing Agency.
Five favorite websites:
What do you wish you knew more about: Computer Programing and Web Design
What are you scared of: Fumbling my words when I talk to someone new or when leaving a voice mail message.
What events are going on in your local community this week:Vancouver Documentary Film Series "RiP: A REMIX MANIFESTO" - March 8th 7pm
I am looking forward to seeing this great documentary on copyright laws. The documentary will feature one of my faveorite DJs, Girl Talk.
This is the Buddha. He is about to take part in an epic journey through many different friends. We don't know who he will meet, where he will go and when his journey will end. We hope that he brings good fortune to everyone he meets, and that is he does not get lost on his journey.
Keep posted to the blog to see the journey of the PassTheBuddha experiment.
PassTheBuddha is a social experiment, designed to explore how friend networks are interconnected.
The concept is that by passing on a small object through different friend networks, participants will be able to see the many different people that are connected to them.
We hope that through this social experiment the unseen connections between friends, neighbors and strangers will be revealed. Maybe the person sitting next to you on the bus knows someone that you know. Or that through your friend network you are somehow connected to someone you have always wanted to meet.
What to do if you have the Buddha:
-Jump up and down for joy, as you have now become part of the PassTheBuddha experiment.
-You now have 4 days to pass the Buddha.
-Think of someone in your friend network that you would like to know more about.
-Print this page out and explain to your friend what PassTheBuddha is all about.
-Make sure your friend is excited about the project. If they are not excited, do not force them to take the Buddha. Instead find someone else.
-Complete the information below about your friend.
How do you know each other:
Five favorite websites:
What do you wish you knew more about:
What are you scared of:
What events are going on in your local community this week:
-Email the information to firstname.lastname@example.org and include a picture of you and your friend with the Buddha.
-Important: Once the Buddha is passed on, support your friend in passing the Buddha on within 4 days. (Meaning, make sure the Buddha gets passed on).