it happened! performers performed, audiences audienced, and now i have a lot of data to organise and analyse.
thanks to all who took part, and apologies to all whose hair the motion capture hats might have messed with. can’t show too much of the experiment for various reasons, but pictured is main act stuart goldsmith who, yep, left with hair somewhat flatter than when he arrived.
it’s a strange feeling doing an ambitious experiment like this, partly because so much rides on such a short lived, one-off thing. more though, that it doesn’t represent the goal you started with – ie. a designed, informed instance of a live event that exploits it’s liveness – but rather aims to make things worse in the existing status-quo. there’s noble reasoning in that, for you really only get to see whats going on when you start prodding with a stick and what once worked nicely starts to break up. doesn’t stop weird feelings lingering for days afterwards though.