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The Big Board, set & video look-and-feel

I came across this video when looking at opening bell stuff, and the running “heat map” thing that was happening as the bell rings to open the market was kind of fascinating: S&P 500 Heat Map on opening bell (with Iron Man!) (not embedded video, click thru on link) So I became interested in these … Continue reading

Research and visual aids for Group Dance Numbers

This is a running list of images and video for the group dance numbers that are part of TRADE PRACTICES. G.1 SWITCH TO FEAR Add some vids! G.2 DANCE OF ARB Add some vids here too! G.3 REORGANIZATION Coming out of E.5 and leading into T.6, “Reorganization” begins as a part of the OWN storyline … Continue reading

Research and visual aids for INV

This is a running list of images and video for the INV storyline written by Eisa Davis, first workshopped for presentation in February 2013 at HERE’s Culturemart festival in New York City. INFO & TRADING ROUNDS. Mayor Bloomberg ringing the NYSE opening bell, Oct 31, 2012 And for something sillier, Robert Downey Jr. ringing to … Continue reading

Research and visual aids for OWN

This is a running list of images and video for the OWN storyline with text and lyrics by Chris Wells and music by Xander Duell, first workshopped in October 2012 at HERE in New York City; then presented in February 2013 at HERE’s Culturemart festival. If you’re looking for the dance video research for the … Continue reading

Research and visual aids for MGT

This is a running list of images and video for the MGT storyline by Robert Lyons, first workshopped in October 2012 at HERE in New York City; then presented in February 2013 at HERE’s Culturemart festival. EPISODE 1. GAME SHOW Game show style and aesthetic of the old Bob Barker The Price is Right? Or Family Feud … Continue reading

Research and visual aids for WRK

This is a running list of images and video for the WRK storyline by Qui Nguyen, first workshopped in July 2012 at the Williams College Theatre Lab in Williamstown, MA; then presented in February 2013 at the Culturemart festival at HERE in New York City. EPISODE 1. To set up the Odyssey overlay on the Workers … Continue reading

Interstitial (trading round) videos

T.1 (preshow) Robert: introductory promo video playing (on loop?) at start MEDIA SAMPLES: COMPANY AD, TRAILER   T.2 (after E.1) Erin: maybe about the Currency Industry? Showing what money is, the different aspects of it? Or a rudimentary econ lesson about how money moves etc (like the Banking YouTube videos we found?) Have this conversation … Continue reading

Research and visual aids for MKT

This is a running list of images and video for the MKT storyline by KJ Sanchez, first workshopped in December 2012 at HERE in New York City. EPISODE 1. Argentine economic crisis (1999-2002) A bit of economic history underlying Patricia’s backstory: 1999 December 10 Fernando de la Rua becomes Argentina’s president. He campaigned on promises to … Continue reading

Evolution of logos and brand identities

Good to think about eventually for the restructuring / post-restructuring scenes — what kind of rebranding goes with it, name changes, new logos, new architectural / interior design of the Company spaces, etc. ___________________________ from 9gag.com

Pinterest fun

Check out our pinterest boards for TRADE PRACTICES: http://pinterest.com/krimart/trade-practices/ http://pinterest.com/sirromdivad/trade-stock-exchanges/ more to come …

Andreas Gursky photos of trading floors

Chicago Board of Trade II [from Wikimedia]

Free stock charts — stockcharts.com

Stockcharts.com Provides performance data for individual stocks or whole exchanges, lots of different graphical display options. The latter might be good for us, just in terms of giving some guides for how we can display our own market’s information to the audience?  

The Merc — historical trivia

[from Wikipedia] The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) (often called “the Chicago Merc,” or “the Merc”) is an American financial and commodity derivative exchange based in Chicago and located at 20 S. Wacker Drive. The CME was founded in 1898 as the Chicago Butter and Egg Board, an agricultural commodities exchange.

First big meeting—18 Oct 2011: social media

Social media Twitter use for audience to give realtime feedback, information, disinformation etc could get co-opted by advertising for shows retweets by audience as proxy advertising (some benefit accrues to them then?) tweets — not on big board or post monitors maybe projected on walls? in the pit / trading floor feels like it should … Continue reading

First big meeting—18 Oct 2011: video

In attendance: David Kristin Video Closed-circuit video feeds! TRAILERS or ADVERTISING during T rounds one for each performance (possibly) could have cc video feeds of each performance during R? for audience who don’t / can’t buy tickets or want a different way of watching the performance maybe make it intentionally bad, or grainy, B&W etc? … Continue reading

First big meeting—18 Oct 2011: space

In attendance: David Kristin Space Trading posts — MULTIPLE? YES, one for each show So whomever is manning the Post only has to keep track of a single show’s tickets (in terms of price fluctuations, number of tickets available, etc) Will need a way of consolidating all of this information from 6 or 7 Posts into … Continue reading

Skype meeting—12 October 2011

In attendance: David Kristin Research new book: Boomerang Michael Lewis’ new book About the way the economic crisis has affected world markets / national economies …and really messed up certain countries, but in different ways for each —=+=—

Sullivan’s Old Chicago Stock Exchange