34 Results for

improv

Article

For Improv Everywhere, pranking society is high art (Q&A)

The improv group has long brought its blend of culture jamming to people the world over. A new film celebrates the prank collective. Founder Charlie Todd sat down with CNET at SXSW to talk.

By Mar. 11, 2013

Article

R.E.M. PR firm rips off Improv Everywhere, then apologizes

Rock band at first seems to copy culture-jamming collective's innovative work without credit, and then issues an apology.

By Apr. 2, 2008

Article

Why are those headphone-wearing New Yorkers crawling?

For its latest bit of street theater, "prank collective" Improv Everywhere has participants following the silly prompts of an omnipotent voice delivering commands via MP3 file.

By Jul. 22, 2013

Article

'Say hello to my e-go': 10 funny first tweets we love

While many first tweets centered on dull daily details or confusion about what Twitter even does, Jedi Master tweeters treated their first 140-character messages like a night at the comedy club.

By Mar. 20, 2014

Article

Boogie Board Rip tackles e-writer market

Improv Electronics' LCD-based, low-power writer can now save notes to PDF. It will cost just over $100 when released in November.

By Sep. 2, 2011

Article

Artist pranks LA Best Buy stores with 'useless' gadget

Five Best Buy stores unknowingly played host to a thought-provoking art exhibit that questions our obsession with gadgets.

By Aug. 14, 2013

Article

Comixology suspends Marvel giveaway

Digital comic book distributor slams the brakes on a time-limited giveaway of 700 Marvel digital comic books, following overwhelming public interest that crashed the company's servers.

By Mar. 11, 2013

Article

Santas and Burning Man and bridge climbing, oh my

The new book "Tales of the San Francisco Cacophony Society" illustrates the way much of digital-era culture jamming emerged from a few 1980s- and '90s-era out-of-the-box thinkers

By Jun. 19, 2013

Article

Crave Ep. 130: Thirsty? Drink your own sweat from the Sweat Machine

The Sweat Machine recycles your bodily fluids and purifies sweat. Awesome, but ew. We take a first look at robot skin, and we check out the DexType, one of the first apps for the Leap Motion.

By Jul. 26, 2013

Article

Forget Siri, how about a human iPhone?

This hilarious mashup of the silent film and iPhone send-up genres shows what happens when a human stands in for the smartphone.

By Oct. 27, 2011