PIGFACE POINT TOUR PICTURES. Set 4.
This bridge was made entirely without any work. It was made for the fun of making it, and to have another interesting structure to enjoy. We need to rethink “work”. The sides of the approaches are built from chunks of recycled concrete pavement. There will be plentyof this great building material when we dig up those roads. Lumps of bitumen road make good permanent pig pen walls.
In consumer-capitalist society we probably work about three times too hard, producing mountains of stuff we don’t need. If we produced food in and close to our settlements we wouldn’t need to produce trucks to freight it to us. If we decentralised work places we could get there on foot or by bicycle. Then we wouldn’t need many roads, so could dig many up and plant community gardens. The small amount of work that remained to be done could be shared among all, making sure no one was unemployed, and much of it could be done by community working bees. Then painting windmills etc. would be enjoyable, whereas it wouldn’t be if you had to do it all the time for a wage. Voluntary working bees will build and run many things in our new neighbourhoods, including the dams, windmills and community workshops.
You should never work for money! It’s alright to get money for work done, but that should not be why you work. In a good society you work at something because you like doing that job, and because you can see it benefiting others.
Beside the path are signs indicating the scale of the solar system. If the sun is the size of a big cherry, and the earth a pin head, how far to Pluto?
Answer...about 80 metres. On this scale it would be 200 kilometres to the nearest star to our sun.
Signs indicating the implications of economic growth. The previous displays showed that the PRESENT levels of consumnption and GDP are grossly unsustainable, but this societh is committed to 3% p.a. growth or more. Ifr we Austrtalians keep that up until 2050 and by then all 9 billion people we will have on earth rise to the "living standards" we will have then, total world economic output would be 20 TIMES as great as it is now!
A tide mill. Ass the tide rises water flows into wetlands, then a flap valve closes. When the tide is low a float opens a 50 mm jet and it drives the wheel around slowly.
A wire belt runs 100metres to a pump.
A time scale representing evolution, over the past 1000 million years. Five cm represent one million years. How far on this scale to the emergence of fish? dinosaurs, humans?
Experimenting with another form of tidal power, using an underwater mill to drive a long wire belt to a pump.
Following this are some of the evolution quence signs. This is the first, 80 metres from the starting point.
Coming through the riverland forest to the wetland, said to be one of the best freshwater swamps left in the Syhdney region.
The "pump" driven by the tide mill. The chain of buckets is slowly circulated, tipping water out at the top. The garden is 150 metres away, up the hill.
The sign is where the evolution series ends, after about 200 metres. It notes the emergence of Neanderthal humans..about a centimetre before the present on this scale.
End of Set 4.
For Set 5.