Here's the official, anted up sequel to First Kiss, called Undress Me, which means "strangers" are taking off each other's clothes now in a video to promote the new season of Masters of Sex. It doesn't quite have the well acted charm of the original and you feel more like a voyeur this time around but watching…
Rememeber the complete strangers kissing video? This is the anti-strangers-kiss video—and it's real, not a viral using actors. Screenwriter Max Landis gathered friends and acquaintances, paired them randomly and then asked them to hit each other in the face in this awkwardly fun video.
Um, wow. I don't know if it's the song selection or because it's in black and white or the fact that everybody in this video is so attractive, but what started out as incredibly awkward—seeing two strangers meet each other and kiss—turned into something pretty damn beautiful. The premise of the video, called First Kiss
Normally, peering at strangers through my 70x zoom lens makes me "creepy" or whatever. Not so for those using "Displays of Affection," a concept device that lets users stare (longingly?) at pedestrians from above, and caress them via touchscreen. Yeah.
Prompted by my posts on "Why I Stalk a Sexy Black Woman on Twitter (And Why You Should, Too)" as well as my follow-up piece, CBC Radio's Spark interviewed me and me-if-I-were-10-times-smarter Jonah Lehrer on the benefits of following strangers on Twitter. [CBC.ca/spark]