Joel Kyack, a Los Angeles based artist, is using puppetry to help rush hour commuters stave off boredom. Kyack’s new project, Superclogger, presents puppet shows out of the back of a pick-up truck to drivers stuck in traffic jams. A soundtrack to the puppet show will be broadcast to the viewer’s car stereo. If you live in the Los Angeles area, check Superclogger’s twitter site which gives daily updates on the mobile puppet show’s location.
I’d like to take a second to welcome Alex Scordelis to Urban Prankster. Alex will be writing for the site from time to time starting tomorrow. Be on the lookout for his byline. You may already know Alex as the co-author of Causing a Scene.
I just received an interesting letter in the mail.
At first I thought it was a wedding invitation, but then I noticed there was no return address. After opening it, I realized it’s definitely an invitation but that’s about as much as I can figure out. It’s from someone named Selma for an NYC event on October 17th. I feel pretty confidant in stating I have never met anyone named Selma in my life.
Secrets stole I, treasures too;
I invite you to pursue.
How to win my worthy gifts?
I am one of many shifts.
This Hermaea worth shall prove
And the chaff from wheat remove.
Will you my fond pageant see
And earn this purloined property?
Place to place, we’ll celebrate.
Kindly, gentles, save the date.
Improv Everywhere has posted a save-the-date for their 8th Annual No Pants! Subway Ride in New York City. The event will take place on Saturday, January 10. Urban Prankster organizations in cities around the world are encouraged to stage their own rides as well.
Two holiday institutions are happening in cities all over the world this weekend and throughout December. First there’s Santacon, the annual mob of hundreds of Santa suit wearing participants. Anyone with a Santa suit can participate! Then there’s Unsilent Night, Phil Kline’s parade of roving boomboxes, another everyone’s-welcome participatory event. Both events are happening this Saturday in New York City. Check the websites for details and for information on other cities. You can even organize your own if your city isn’t on the list.
There will be an Mp3 Experiment in Berlin tomorrow! Improv Everywhere is traveling to Berlin to take part in the InterFilm festival. They’ll be screening videos tonight and then tomorrow hosting an Mp3 Experiment.
We’ve been tipped off to a top secret event happening on the streets on New York next week. The organizers (who include the Yes Men, the Anti-Advertising Agency, and others) aren’t giving much away, but if you’re praying for an Obama win today then this will be up your alley (no matter who wins.)