November 1, 2001 3:02 PM   Subscribe is a surrealist "game of folded paper that consists in having a sentence or a drawing composed by several persons, each ignorant of the preceding collaboration." Original participants included MirĂ³ and Man Ray, among others. (some additional history)

In this modern version, the participants create their sections of the "corpse" based on a 15-pixel strip of the previous section, with some pretty interesting results.
posted by me3dia (12 comments total)
Disclosure: I am a participant, however so are 76 other people, including several MeFites.
posted by me3dia at 3:04 PM on November 1, 2001

Link fixed. And I think you mean 150-pixel strip. Good link, though!
posted by nicwolff at 3:10 PM on November 1, 2001

Oh, no, you're right and I'm wrong. 15-pixel strip.
posted by nicwolff at 3:11 PM on November 1, 2001

Only 15px tall? That must be very hard to do well, and yet the images have grown in appeal over successive attempts. The latest is especially nice.
posted by rschram at 3:25 PM on November 1, 2001

This is based on the original parlor game of the same name, apparently; and is no relation to the Andrei Codrescu journal. Surely when he selected the title he could not have imagined someone would revive a 75-year-old parlor game!
posted by dhartung at 3:43 PM on November 1, 2001

Thanks me3dia, that was a blast from the past! I used to play that game in primary school. You'd fold up a piece of paper, someone would draw a head, then someone else the torso, then someone the legs. Finally you'd unfold the collective effort to reveal more often than not a hideously deformed monster that would give everyone nightmares for the rest of the week.
posted by dlewis at 4:33 PM on November 1, 2001

Not to be confused with Jager Di Paola Kemp Design's Exquisite Corpse design group.
posted by riffola at 5:05 PM on November 1, 2001

as a participant in this, i'd urge anyone who likes goofing around in photoshop to sign up. it's surprsingly easy.

(but then, i'm also doing nanowrimo, so perhaps i'm just insane. )
posted by amandaudoff at 7:11 PM on November 1, 2001

I'm a part of that group!

*waves happily*
posted by a11an at 8:06 PM on November 1, 2001

Eat poop, you cat is an interesting game based on Equisite Corpse. It's built around the idea of alternating drawing pictures and captions when you can only see the most recent step. Unfortunately there's no online version of it yet, but it's quite fun with friends.
posted by reishus at 9:44 PM on November 1, 2001

Some of those Eat Poop, You Cat are hilarious... not sure why but this one is my favorite so far....
posted by TuxHeDoh at 6:07 AM on November 2, 2001

EPYC Online
posted by TuxHeDoh at 6:17 AM on November 2, 2001

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