Saturday, 29 October 2011

Experiment #1 (Collaboration with Tessa Gray)

We did an experiment last Tuesday. We left the above cakes unattended in the Foyer at our University to see what would happen. We filmed and observed from above.

Still #1

Still #2

The experiment worked well. The cakes were eventually taken but it took a long time for the first one to be taken. I think because when one was taken, it was easier for other people to justify taking one themselves as they knew someone else had done it.

We also found that many people were not morally opposed to taking something which was not theirs, but were afraid of getting caught, some people almost took cakes, only to be reprimanded by their peers.

We are hoping to complete similar experiments in the future, however for now I will be looking into ways to display and present the work.

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