Man in A Box: Tim Shaw Locked in Box, Live Stream to World
Man in a Box. That's the name of the live stream project Tim Shaw is cooking up for Justin.tv. Shaw, a controversial UK broadcaster, will lock himself in a 3 foot high, 4.5 foot wide and 8 foot long box, with only a video camera for company. The box will be moved to a location Shaw is unaware of.
Shaw will get food and water through a sliding hatch, but will have no social interaction whatsoever. His only friend will be an audience that can't talk back. Each day, Shaw will receive a daily clue as to his whereabouts, which he'll share with his audience. The first person to piece together his location will receive £30,000. If no one guesses his location, Shaw will remain locked up for the full 30 days.
Viewers will be able to follow along on the Justin.tv site as well as on the “Man in a Box” site, which will also include tons of other content: forums and chats, a tool whereby you can suggest food for Shaw (oh, the trouble that will likely breed), and various videos featuring the box man’s therapist and advisers dispensing wisdom on how to handle isolation.
It will be interesting to see how Shaw handles the isolation, although one can beg the question of if it's actually isolation when you're talking to thousands of people every day.
All proceeds to the experiment will go towards Help for Heroes, a charity for wounded UK soldiers.