Wednesday, May 04, 2005

I am totally serious

Late night thought:

Sex and gaming are both collaborative creative endeavours. What else fits into the category?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Acting, especially stage acting.
Standup comedy (you are collaborating with your audience)

Neither of these strike me as intensive a collaboration as either gaming or sex, though.

2:44 AM  
Blogger Matt Snyder said...

Jamming with musicians. Jazz, of course, is the main avenue. But, also any improvisational work. My own experience is with rock 'n roll garage band pals. We're spread out now, and can't jam much anymore. But, when we do it's absolutley exhilarating. I made my wife jealous when I told her that it was maybe a better stress reliever than sex!

3:05 AM  
Blogger Matt Snyder said...

Also, um, blogs. Not always, but yeah.

3:06 AM  
Blogger Ben said...

Jamming, definitely. I never would have thought of that one. Not very musical.

Acting and blogs I'm not convinced of. Acting seems very at a distance. There isn't a lot of intimacy there. Blogs is like, huh? Care to elaborate?


11:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hiphop- freestyling. Like jazz, you have improv, and you're playing off each other's themes. You also have to "catch the ball" and keep the energy up when your turn comes up. Being adept at picking up from where the other person came off, flipping it, and passing it on and not hogging are important. You could also battle, in which case it becomes a contest.

1:52 PM  
Blogger Brendan said...

As Matt and Chris have both mentioned indirectly, stage improv--not really Whose Line-style short-form, but definitely long-form work like the Harold.

Nice connection.

2:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cooking can be. If you can cook with other people, which most people don't like to.

8:57 PM  
Blogger John Harper said...

Acting/Directing/Producing for sure. Creating theater or film is intensely collaborative among those doing the creating.

Film is probably the most collaborative art form ever created. With very, very few exceptions, the creation of a film must be negotiated (at a creative level) among many participants.

3:13 AM  
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