On February 22nd, 2013 I went to the All Worlds Fair in San Francisco’s Old Mint building as a part of Group Aichi (the first group). It was a wonderful night put together by a lot of talented people, so I am grateful that I got to go.
After waiting in line, everybody was herded into a tarp enclosure and given time to fill out a battery of forms which were promptly ignored and shredded.
We were given an hour on floor 1, and then an hour on floor 2. The floor 1 exhibits were all interactive art exhibits which the attendees were expected to participate in, whereas the floor 2 exhibits were all performances which the attendees would passively watch.
This led to some troubles with many of the people in Group Aichi, since the interactive art was more time consuming, and so most of us only got to experience a tiny fraction of the first floor exhibits. Conversely, on the second floor we quickly saw all the exhibits and then had ample time to stand around checking out the architecture of the Mint’s bathrooms. However, I’ve heard that they quickly figured this out, so subsequent groups had more time on the 1st floor and less time on the 2nd floor.
Here are just a few examples of the amazing and often hilarious adventures I got to have: