Agnes Ca$h employed a laptop, an amplifier, and the voice of Agnes (from a selection of voices in an Apple text to speech program) to engage random passerbys in the middle of Whitman College’s Ankeny field. From a second story vantage point in a nearby building, strangers were personally addressed and asked to perform a variety of absurd actions (breakdancing, hugging, singing out loud etc.) in exchange for a $1 cash reward. Agnes delievered commands and engaged personally with each participant; upon completion of the request, Agnes administered a password and directions to a closed door under which the password could be exchanged for $1. The class gave away $20 in a one hour period.
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