First of all well done all, I thought the event ran really well and gave us a good idea of where the project stands. I'd like to pass on some general comments and thoughts from myself and my friends who attended, which I think are worth throwing into the mix:
1) I think the point about optimism not being apparent enough was fair, apart from Eva's optimistic recipes. 2) My friends pointed out that there wasn't enough technology apparent, or more specifically the belief in technology as the 'saviour of mankind' that existed in the original futurist ideology. Perhaps we (the group and the world) are too habituated to technology for this to be a realistic proposition in the new century; but we should at least explore the issue. 3) And talking of issues, there has to be a sensible defence of the fascist accusation. Its a serious topic and dodging the question or saying we pick and mix only the parts of the ideology we like will never satisfy. People will want to know; 'if you believe part A, do you believe part B?'