|What is the MP3 Experiment Eleven?||22/10/2014|
|For this latest mission, thousands of people pressed play simultaneously and listened to an MP3 file filled with ridiculous instructions.|
Picture 2,000 New Yorkers wandering around Brooklyn at the same time, all following secret instructions coming through their headphones.
That was MP3 Experiment Eleven.
MP3 Experiment Eleven (and the 10 before it) was designed by Improv Everywhere, a New York prank collective whose aim is to “cause scenes of chaos and joy in public places.”
So that’s why.
Two thousand people all downloaded the same MP3 file and pressed play at the same time, in the same place – Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn.
“My name is Steve and I’ll be your omnipotent voice today,” was the first message participants heard.
And then the fun began.
First up was a game of red light/green light. Everyone rushed around, suddenly stopping dead and pausing for a minute, and then moving on when Steve said so.
So that was MP3 Experiment Eleven.
We can’t wait for twelve!
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