Just a reminder: the Human Scale Chess game location has changed from Times Square to Williamsburg. The L train is not running this weekend, but that's ok because you can walk to the chess game -- it's just over the Williamsburg Bridge from the CONFLUX headquarters at 95 Rivington Street on the Lower East Side. The game will take place Sunday at noon; here are the details and directions.
This year's Human-Scale Chess game has changed locations! Instead of battling with the tourists in Times Square, chess players can now plan to enjoy a relaxed afternoon on the southside of Williamsburg, just over the Williamsburg Bridge from PARTICIPANT INC [Conflux headquarters].
We are seeking twenty additional able-bodied humans to play the roles of chess pieces in the game, which will take place Sunday, May 16 at noon. To participate, you need a mobile phone. The game will last approximately three hours and everyone who plays a role will recieve a souvenir t-shirt and cold beverages.
We're happy to announce that Brooklyn photographer Joshua Weiner will serve as the coordinator for documentation of the Conflux. Check out Joshua's work at Evil Conspiracy Designs. If you're a digital photographer or videographer interested in joining the volunteer documentation team and are available May 13 - 16, get in touch with Joshua.
"Funerals for a Moment" will bring together collaborators across space and time to commemorate the passing of inconsequential moments at particular locations in New York City. The culminating event of the project will be a collaborative performance of simultaneous funerals across New York City as part of the Conflux on Saturday, May 15, from 10am - 12noon, (meet at PARTICIPANT INC, 95 Rivington Street).
The Conflux will be taking place in just over a month on the Lower East Side of NYC. We're extremely excited about the great lineup of artists and speakers that will be participating this year. See the press release for additional event info.
We're currently gathering volunteers to help out during the Conflux. Specifically, we're in need of the following:
- Tech people who can help set up, babysit, and trouble-shoot computer equipment, video equipment, slide projectors, and/or internet connections
- Documentation people to shoot photos and/or video all weekend