School of Communication and Culture Prof. Phillip Vannini and research assistant and MAIIC student Jonathan Taggart have written their first piece about their off-grid research for the Huffington Post.
An excerpt from the piece:
Rotating blackouts are a great thing. No, not for everyone, of course. While some of us can draw mild relief from a mandated break from our PlayStation, the truly happy Canadians during a blackout are off-gridders. It is on those discomforting (for the rest of us) blackout days that the power emitted by their Schadenfreude-filled laughter is strong enough to power up - if their rubbing it in could be harnessed - a whole city block.
Living off the grid means many things these days. Some say they're "off the grid" if they go camping and leave their mobile phone at home for a weekend. Others think being off the grid is living like hermits and runaways, stuck somewhere in between a bush and a hard place. Like the Canadian government we think that off-grid means being disconnected from electricity. Electricity, after all, is the mother of all grids.
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