Sunday, June 14, 2009
Have you ever heard of Improv Everywhere? They define themselves as a random goup causing weird scenes in public places. Actually it is open to everybody who wants to participate. They are based in New York City. Most probably you have already seen their videos on youtube.
The most famous action of Improv Everywhere is the MP3 Experiment. The sixth annual MP3 Experiment took place on May 23.
Let me explain it to you bastially. One of the Improv Everywhere guys put an MP3 online and the members of IE downloaded it on their iPods, but did not listen to it till their appointment. Moreover according to the instructions, participants were supposed to wear a blue, red, yellow or green T-shirt with a white T-shirt underneath. Where and where to meet and at what time to press PLAY were instructed on their webpage, as well.
This is where the chaos between online and offline begins. I heard that more than 2,000 people were at Roosevelt Island of NYC to meet.
The voice on their MP3, namely Steve gave instructions like "look at each other shocked" "point the central park, which direction is it?" "fall in a 15 seconds nap" "in a minute we are all going to jump up" "shake hands with different color t-shirts" "give as many high fives to strangers as we can"
Can you imagine a huge crown is dancing concentrated but there is no music there, but their mp3s?! :) Steve also instructed to take the headphones off, he wants to tell a secret to red t-shirts. You can watch it on Youtube.
That must be a real fun to be a part of this communal hypnosis.
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