For my project I am experimenting with the element of surprise. This involves using peoples sight and touch senses. In changing something that they see regularly, something that they are familiar with, I hope that they experience something they have never experienced before.
The experiment itself will involve an unsuspecting victim, a box of eggs, two bowls and a challenge set by me.
At this stage the challenge I have come up with is to use one hand to crack open and separate the yolk from the white into the two bowls. If I can come up with something more interesting I will change this part of the experiment. I want people to be interested and excited to try this and I am not sure if this is a complex enough idea.
The person will pick up an egg assuming that they are focusing on the challenge they have been set but when they go to crack the egg and pour its contents out the egg will contain something completely unexpected.
I have found many things to fill the eggs with so far, some more successful than others.
For example: Paint, Nails, Feathers, Sand, Wax, Beads, Salt/sugar, Seeds (poppy, sesame etc.), Chicken food, Concrete, Glitter, Ribbon, Sago, Shampoo (unsuccessfully), Boysenberry Jelly (delicious) and the list goes on.
Of these fillings I am focusing more on ones that are the right weight and consistency that they could easily be mistaken for being the contents of an egg.
I want the person taking my experiment to think the focus is on the challenge set to them and not even consider that something may be wrong with the eggs they are using.