The Conversation Book
Participants: Diego Agulló (Circadian Books), Dmitry Paranyushkin (Circadian Books)
We would like to use again the sofa you arranged last year upstairs and during one hour we would like to practice our recent publication called "The Conversation Book" inviting several people to answer some of the questions that the book contains. They are questions to open the portal into parallel lives. Every question is not just to be answered, as in an interview, but, rather, to serve as a beginning of a conversation. Every conversation is an invitation to explore an alternative hypothetical version of reality, to experience things in a new way, to imagine a different version of yourself and of each other. We like to think of this book as a game, that’s why we made it so small, so you can carry it with you and make it appear in the most unexpected moments and places. Here is one of the ways of playing with it that we found interesting: 1. Find a partner and / or a moment. 2. Pick a question or choose randomly. 3. Ask the question. 4. Think of an answer and listen to the response. 5. Propose variations (what if…). 6. Let the alternative realities unfold. 7. What are the reasons behind the particular answers given? 8. Could the hypothesis become real and how? 9. Change roles. 10. Take the time to think and to be silent. 11. Take the time to not think and to imagine. 12. Let the discussion unfold. 13. Follow the threads and let go. 14. Find another question. 15. Reiterate.
By Dmitry Paranyushkin and Diego Agulló