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

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?  

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