Today, I have heard for the first time about Improv Everywhere and mp3 experiments. The idea sounds a bit like flash mob 2.0: utilising mp3 files, the mob's action can be much longer while still being well-coordinated (in Berlin, it lasted 45 minutes).

However, the directions for participants are pretty frightening (to me) in two places: listening to the provided mp3 files before the experiment starts is discouraged, as is photographing the event. This is supposed to enhance the fun of it all. But bystanders are addressed as well: press cameras are not allowed.

From my point of view, this gives the whole thing a pretty sinister and Orwellian aspect.

[via 40something]

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