I wish I conducted experiments. For some reason I forgot to mention that I thought experiments were cool to my high school counselor. I did mention I liked to watch movies and tell other people what was interesting about them, and I wanted to make them myself. So I was introduced to Mark Ferguson at Glenbrook South High School, and years later graduated with a documentary film degree from Columbia College Chicago.
If I could do it all over again, would I do it differently? Would it even be possible? Well, that would be one helluvan experiment itself.
The experiments in CLICK are great. There are lots of them. One is a great big auditorium of students engaged in an experiment that they had no idea they are participating in (enter me with big goggles with an under lit green hue behind a two way mirror–I would love it). All to find out how and why people click. The results are stunning.
In a way, Biznik is an experiment. We create a profile, engage in dialogue, share personal information with strangers, and eventually hope to learn something about ourselves and our world at the end of the day.