The Dharma bear initiative
was a team project by members of an online message board community found at
ABC-Lost. The objective was to ship,
share and deliver two LOST related teddy bears, George and Ginger, around the
world in about a year. In the end they
were sent to the producers of the show as a gift from the fans. This teddy bear named George has traveled to
many states and countries and was hosted and photographed by several pre-chosen
volunteers. His adventures and pictures
were collected and displayed here on this site as he continued his
journey. It is my hope this site is
both entertaining and a little educational.
Join us as we see the world through teddy bear eyes.
Now that our project is over we can celebrate our success. Here is a review of the results of our experiment. 61 volunteers signed up to host a Dharma bear. Out of the 33 that were assigned to host George bear:
27 were successful at hosting, forwarding and turning in pictures for the site.
1 was successful at hosting and forwarding, but did not turn in pictures.
5 were unable to
host due to a variety of circumstances.
Regardless of coming short
of our overall picture and location goals, we did achieve our ultimate goal of
sending two teddy bears from person to person all the way around the
world! We collectively made this website,
and Ginger's, to share our creativity and fun with each other and you.
Congratulations to all who contributed!
|Holden Caulfield’s Girl/Donna||LostPeppergirl/Tammy|
|Shmarnold/Marnie||Lostphilia/Donna & Sally|
|CocaColaCdnGrams/Gail||Carl the Irishman/Carl|
|Ms SylarFord/Stephanie||Johnny English/Antony|
|Lost Lover Sue/Susan||Lev yashin/Kate|
|OhPook/Katie||Got no theory/Angie|
|MarylandSawyer/Mary||Jorge Garcia Fan/Gia|
I would like to extend a big thank you to all the friends I've made on the lost message boards. I've had fun making friends, participating in activities, meeting in person and watching a simple TV show message board grow into a wonderful community of diverse, friendly, intelligent and fascinating people. I look forward to seeing George's incredible journey as he travels all the way around the world and shares his teddy bear love with everyone along the way.