The Dictator Game
29-27 41st Ave., Queens
Join No Longer Empty and artist Pablo Helguera for “The Dictator Game”, hosted in No Longer Empty’s current exhibition How Much Do I Owe You?, located in a vacant bank building. The participatory performance is based on the idea of inequity aversion —a term utilized in economics and sociology to refer to the theory that our awareness of inequality amongst each other can lead to feelings of guilt, mutual destruction, or mutual cooperation.
The 10-15 min. intervention will consist of a participatory game show, asking audience members to come onstage and become part of a number of games.
Taken from experimental economics, “The Dictator Game” puts to test our altruism and cooperation based on our awareness of inequality. One participant is given an amount of money and is given the option to either share it to the next person or not. Further scenarios give more power to the second participant, making the exchange relationship more complex as the game progresses. In the Creative Time version of the event, the game was interspersed with Protest Music songs.
Join us in uncovering the hidden social aspects of exchange.