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Exhibition Detail
The Dictator Game
29-27 41st Avenue
Queens, New York 11101


January 31st, 2013 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
 
The Dictator Game, Pablo HelgueraPablo Helguera, The Dictator Game,
Performance
> QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Performance
WEBSITE:  
http://www.nolongerempty.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
queens
EMAIL:  
press@nolongerempty.org
OPEN HOURS:  
Thursday-Sunday 1-7pm
TAGS:  
performance
COST:  
Free
> DESCRIPTION

This participatory performance is based on the idea of inequity aversion —a term utilized in economics and sociology to refer to the theory that our awareness of inequality amongst each other can lead to feelings of guilt, mutual destruction, or mutual cooperation.

The 10-15 min. intervention will consist of a participatory game show, asking audience members to come onstage and become part of a number of games. 

Taken from experimental economics, "The Dictator Game" puts to test our altruism and cooperation based on our awareness of inequality.  One participant is given an amount of money and is given the option to either share it to the next person or not. Further scenarios give more power to the second participant, making the exchange relationship more complex as the game progresses. In the Creative Time version of the event, the game was interspersed with Protest Music songs. 

Join us in uncovering the hidden social aspects of exchange.


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