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I was just watching an infomercial with the salesperson at the
of the audience in a traditional one to many presentation format
I was thinking, what is the purpose of the audience - to make it
natural and so that you feel like you are part of a crowd that is
agreeing on something
except that wouldn't it be better to have
crowd in a more natural setting, like a cocktail party, or a
setting. And then I was thinking it would be more direct of they
were selling the ability to be a successful part of a crowd, so -
either, 1. Have an infomercial/social dynamics class where they
an audience mix naturally like at a cocktail party, videotape it and
then freeze the situation at some point and have psychologists
comment on body language, successes and failures of folks in the
crowd to the benefit of everyone rather then to the success of any
one person -- so psychologists would counsel the group against
leaving people out and towards inclusive and stimulating
or 2. Have a show that is reality shot first-person from the
perspective of someone who is always at the top of their game -
social dynamic wise - in a crowd of people - so, put google glasses
someone who is in high demand from a predetermined group of
people and have the infomercial presenter try to sell that high-
demand person something, and have the high demand person
calculatedly be won over to the product and win crowd members
over in the process. This would have to be controlled against
falseness - make the filming situation as real as possible.
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||They could make it more realistic by putting the audience into barcoloungers in their pyjamas.
||I once had to sort through a dead guy's apartment for a charity store; while he didn't appear to have been a hoarder there was boxes and boxes of stuff from the Shopping Channel(s).
||The shiny plastic crap comined with the stench of death sorta reinforced my opinion of infomercials and their target audience. I find it scary that I'm occasionally tempted by spam.
||Anyways the idea, as far as I could read it, looks like it could be possibly interesting, meanwhile:
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