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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Go Slo-Mo

Most people use the internet just for internet stuff, so it's nice to see people putting it to some real life use for a change. Improv Everywhere like to organise 'scenes of chaos and joy' in public places - using the power of the internet to get groups of people together for the sake of performace art/fun. They've set off 60 mobile phones in a book-shop, and performed a mass impersonation of shop staff in Best Buy, but their latest event is their greatest triumph - Slo-Mo Home Depot, where they encouraged people to shop in slow-motion for five minutes, and then freeze, as everyone else shopped around them. All in the Manhattan branch of Home Depot. Here's a sample with everything sped up just a little bit:

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