Posted by Dave | February 12th, 2010 | Filed under NYC
Interesting social experiment and attempted during freezing weather!
After running into David Byrne yesterday while getting my morning coffee, I was curious to see he was getting a folding bike from Manifesto Bicycles next door. Turns out, he’s an avid cyclist and loves to cycle around his native New York City as well as the cities he visits while he is on tour. He has turned his creative attention toward advocacy of urban cycling as well as urban design.
He’s been designing some urban bike racks as well!
Improv Everywhere which brought us Underwear on the Subway and other flash mob participation events, now brings the Mp3 Experiment. Participants started on NYC’s Roosevelt Island, then started listening to programmed set of steps from a Mp3 file on their iPods. The creepy voice and its series of events reminds me of Negativland’s A Big 10-8 Place.
Video by Kevin Serra | www.kevchino.com
When Dru and I visited NYC last month, our friend Kevin show us this Zoetrope style art installation from the Q Train while riding between DeKalb and Canal St. He shot this with his G10 through the subway car window.