Situationist is a brand new iPhone app that allows users to connect with random strangers and help everyone involved snap out of the routine of “contemporary capitalist life.”
The application relies on the built-in GPS receiver to alert users on each other’s proximity and get them to interact in random “situations.” These situations vary from the friendly (“Compliment me on my haircut”) to the subversive (“Help me rouse everyone around us into revolutionary fervor and storm the nearest TV station”).
As a user, you upload your photo, pick the situation(s) you want to happen to you from a shortlist, and let the “destiny” take care of the rest. 😉
In case you wonder, Situationist is the brainchild of Benrik, artists and authors of the cult bestselling “This Diary Will Change Your Life” series. Ben Carey of Benrik said: “When the media deliberately demonize strangers as pedophiles, stalkers or terrorists, it is time to fight back and reconnect with our fellow citizens and human beings. This is the precondition for radical political change.”
I like the idea… what do you say?
Situationist (FREE) [iTunes link]