Group Intelligence - 2014 Atlanta Science Festival
Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Download. Plug in. Advance to the next track.
you + me + her + him = group intelligence
Space is limited.
You must register in advance to receive the tracks and information.
We'll email you the details to download the track onto your MP3 player by way of HighTail (formerly YouSendIt) the night before, and do what the voices in your head tell you to do. Sensible, close-toed shoes required.
LOCATION CHANGE: Meet on the Front Lawn between the 12th St and 14th St Entrances to Piedmont Park. Look for Group Intelligence signs!
In Partnership with the NSF/NASA Center for Chemical Evolution
Answers to your questions.
Is this a Flash Mob?
Yes and no. It is a Flash Mob-inspired performance. If you like the idea of Flash Mobs like the Grand Central Station Freeze, you'll love this.
What will happen?
You will recieve an email with the Files for download by way of HighTail (formerly YouSendIt) the night before the performance. You will download the MP3 tracks. Arrive at least 15 minutes early to check in. You will receive instructions to help you through the journey. We will all press play at the same time. A voice will guide you along, but exactly what happens is up to you. You travel together, encounter problems, do a little work, have a lot of fun, and ultimately, achieve Group Intelligence. You might get a little dirty, but it will be worth it.
Why do I have to register in advance? Can I just show up?
The truly good things in life take a little planning and a little effort. We need to send you the MP3 tracks in advance so you have time to get them onto your MP3 player. We also need to send you important information so your experience is as exciting as it can possibly be. So, please, sign up in advance.
What's it about?
It's about origins of life chemistry. We are working with the National Science Foundation/NASA (yes, that NASA) Center for Chemical Evolution. We are making public art inspired by science. Order comes out of disorder. Chemistry is much more fascinating than we ever imagined.
Absolutely. Molecules self assemble, just like people, and all life is made of molecules behaving cooperatively. Diversity is necessary for molecules to survive and behave intelligently. Life lessons from chemistry. Out of Hand collaborates with cutting edge scientists, making new events inspired by new discoveries.
When should I get there?
Arrive at least 15 minutes early.
What should I wear?
Wear close-toed shoes, preferably with some ankle support. Dress to be moving outdoors. Dress to have fun. You might get a little dirty. Dress for that.
Can I listen to the track in advance?
Well, we can't stop you. But resist. It will be lots more fun.
Is it dangerous?
If you wear sandals, it will be dangerous, so wear close-toed shoes. Any time you do group activities, there is a risk of twisting an ankle or something of that nature, so be careful. But, it's not dangerous. It is too dangerous for children. We are working on a children's only version of the show for the future.
How difficult is it?
Your journey depends on how much you want to do. Some parts are moderately difficult, but that's what makes it fun. You will help each other, so you can do as much or as little as you choose. However, you will be on your feet moving for about an hour. If you can take a walk around your neighborhood, you can participate, no problem.
When & Where
Out of Hand Theater
Out of Hand Theater creates innovative new work. We choose the most interesting subjects, and then we partner with passionate experts to create compelling, intimate theatrical events, engaging communities around these subjects. We create interactive experiences that embrace new audiences, both inside theaters and in public spaces. Our approach not only makes for great theater, it also assists us in training artists and non-artists to use creativity and collaboration to communicate through the arts.
Philosophy of Performance
Relish the profound and the silly
Create moments of mass intimacy
Expand the boundaries of American storytelling
Embrace relentless kindness
Uncover meaning in the mundane
Play at the speed of fun