Phoenix Design Week 2012 Introduces Experimental 'Exquisite Phoenix'

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In line with the growing interest in collaborative online artistic endeavors like the Ken Andrews-led (Failure, Year of the Rabbit, Ken Andrews) Digital Noise Academy, Phoenix Design Week organizers announced that during this year's celebration of local design, they'll showcase the results of their experiment, "Exquisite Phoenix."

"Exquisite Phoenix" takes its cue from an old parlor game, Exquisite Corpse, in which a number of players would write a phrase or draw something on a piece of paper, fold it and then pass it to the next player, who would add on to the exposed clip and ultimately create a completely random outcome.

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Examples from the game, like the one pictured to the right, can be found at Exquisite Corpse.

The "Exquisite Phoenix" version, however, will work a bit differently than the original incarnation of the game. Participating designers will receive a digital file via email. They will have 12 hours to put their touches on the file and then send it back to PHXDW organizers, who will then send a clip to the next participant and so on.

The resulting piece will then be shown on September 28 during Phoenix Design Week (location to be announced).

Those interested in participating are encouraged to sign up at the PHXDW website as soon as possible.

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