Tuesday, March 4, 2008

What a great time to be alive!

Every once in a while I read or see something that makes me think "what a great time to be alive!". Here's one of those.

Cory Doctorow has posted notes on Elan Lee's ARG presentation at the O'Reilly emerging tech conference.

I read this part, twice, and it gave me shivers both times.

ARG: Nine Inch Nails Year Zero (Charge)
* Trent Reznor wrote an album wanted it to be the soundtrack for an experience
* Hid songs on flash drives hidden in concerts, clues in spectographic analysis of songs
* Secret underground concert -- fans were brought to a secret location where NIN played, halfway through the wall fell down and they were invaded by a SWAT team
* The album and game was a dystopian commentary on the increased trend to authority

How awesome is that!?! Also nicely makes the points from the last post about artist/audience relationships.

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