Improv Everywhere’s Mp3 Experiment in Dolores Park this Saturday

Last Saturday, Dolores Park was home to the 9th Annual Expo for Independent Arts; this Saturday, the park will be home to an event for those more interested in art-as-performance than art-as-object. It’s Improv Everywhere’s Mp3 Experiment San Francisco. Beginning at 2:00 and running no later than 2:45, a huge crowd of people will converge on the park and follow instructions given by the voice in their heads.

Best of all, you can be one of them!

See the page for detailed instructions, but here’s how it basically works: you download an mp3 to your mp3 player and sync up your watch to their page before leaving for the event. At the appointed time and place you press “play,” and follow the instructions along with everybody else. Some videos of past events can be viewed here.

Improv Everywhere has a note about cameras: This is a participatory event. We encourage participants to leave their cameras at home and have fun participating. Same goes for the media. Let’s all enjoy the moment and resist the urge to document! That makes perfect sense for the participants, but the media? Sorry folks, but knowing journalists, that’s the exact kind of request that will guarantee the presence of at least one camera crew. Of course, maybe that’s what Improv Everywhere wants. They are rather devious folks, after all!

3 Comments so far

  1. whir on October 2nd, 2008 @ 2:17 pm

    Actually, the Expo for Independent Arts was last weekend…


  2. Jeremy Hatch (jhatch) on October 2nd, 2008 @ 2:23 pm

    Whoops, right you are. Silly me, trusting my source and not reading the page carefully enough. Guess I’ll just have to rewrite the whole thing. Thanks for pointing out the mistake!


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