In addition to the passing of the torch, the opening ceremony includes a sonic experience, some kind of grandiose choreographed, musical bit of entertainment. I’ve asked my mechanical turks to create a song for the Mechanical Olympics, as follows:
Title: Record a Song
Description: Mechanical work can be creative
This is the first in a series of Mechanical Turk HITS I am offering for a project called “Mechanical Olympics”.
For this HIT, I need someone to make a video recording of themselves or their friends (feel free to cover your face if you don’t want to be recognized – your privacy is your business) singing or playing a song for the 2008 Olympic Games.
Use any instrument, like a kazoo, musical glasses (filled with water), harmonica, drums, guitar, piano, or just your voice. Any instrument is acceptable. You do not have to be a musician or even feel that you are “musical” to complete this task. However, the song should be your original creation for the 2008 ceremony. The video post should be between 25 and 60 seconds.
After you have made the recording, post it to YouTube.com and then post a link to your YouTube video on my blog, http://www.mechanicalolympics.org/blog
If you are a Mechanical Turk, please leave your song as a comment to this thread.