Stephen Merritt of The Magnetic Fields likes to try weird things and next Thursday (January 26th) will be one of the weirdest.
The event is called Space Cruiser, a combination concert and video came that will be staged within a planetarium. The press release describes it as a “cooperative mission-based game centered around navigating around a fictional universe.”
Up to 200 people will be able to participate, controlling a spacecraft somehow constructed within the confines of the planetarium dome.
From The Observer:
A multi-player control deck at the center of the theater will offer a small crew the chance to navigate the spacecraft together, piloting through treacherous asteroid belts. The crew is an unassigned, free-form team that works together to pilot the spaceship, with various parts of the ship spread out over the theater while being guided by a on-board computer system that is voiced by Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields.
Cool! Worth the $75 admission.