What do you think of the skywhale? By now you must have heard about its enormous price tag (~$300 000) – but what do you actually think about it? Do you think it is a symbol of Canberra? Do you think it has a secret message for Canberra? Do you think it is a portal through which we can understand our united hopes, dreams, and anxieties about our nation?

Okay maybe I’m taking this a little far – but consider it. What role does this Skywhale play in developing who we are as Canberrans? How does it help produce the “Canberra” identity?