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February 20, 2004

What an adventure!

John Perry Barlow's "blog" is not so much a blog as it is a series of essays on the state of the world, as he sees it. But since "BarlowFriendz" began a few months ago, it has been without exception, excellent.

Now he has agreed to be the subject of "a TV special that would be a cross between a medical documentary, a reality show, and a remake of Incredible Voyage using an actual body. The body they selected was mine."

He's written about the first two weeks of this "adventure". Here's hoping he keeps us up to date. It sounds fascinating, and inspiring, and I don't want to have to wait for the show to air.

So, just before Christmas, Tsiaras called me with his wild challenge. He would use all the latest techniques in penetrative scanning and software image assembly to produce a Visible Barlow, first as a wreck and then as a restoration. Between the capture of these two images would be an intervening three or four months, during which, followed by a film crew, I would submit myself to a week per month at one Canyon Ranch location or another while while maintaining strict adherence to regimen of exercise, yoga, massage, meditation, and a diet so virtuous they'd be naming bitter vegetables after me before it was over.

Posted by jghiii at February 20, 2004 09:59 PM
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