‘This Train Is Not a Playground’: David John Andersson’s thesis on Urban Public Pranks

David John Andersson’s senior thesis is called “This Train Is Not a Playground: Improv Everywhere and Urban Public Pranks” (Harvard College). It’s a splendid piece of cultural analysis of contemporary urban hacking and guerrilla communication. David even won a prize for it in 2009.

David interviewed tons of interesting people working in the field: Scott Beale, Hans Bernhard, Iain Borden, Chicken John, Mark Dery, John Law, Howard Rheingold, Joey Skaggs, V. Vale and — yours truly — Johannes Grenzfurthner of monochrom.

The paper is not available online, so I simply decided to host it here at monochrom.

Link (PDF)

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