Opening Ceremony MT Post

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 and then post a link to your YouTube video on my blog,

If you are a Mechanical Turk, please leave your song as a comment to this thread.

One thought on “Opening Ceremony MT Post

  1. I’m copying/pasting Suvo’s reply to the first blog post, as I didn’t make this post in time for him to actually leave his work (a lesson for me in this process – those Mechanical Turks work overnight!):

    Also, something I should have asked for in the instructions, but forgot about…What country do they represent? Since Suvo’s post is on the Canadian YouTube, I think this represents Canada.

    Suvo Says:

    My link to You tube video that I have posted today.

    URL :

    (From Getting Ready and Testing the Poll, 2008/07/16 at 4:36 AM)

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