EVIAN IS
NAIVE
SPELLED
BACK-
WARDS

 

EVIAN
A brand of luxury mineral water
sourced near Évian-les-Bains, France.

NAIVE
Having or showing a lack of experience, understanding or sophistication. 

MECHANICAL TURK
An online, crowdsourcing marketplace comprised of requesters and workers
that complete human intelligence tasks, known as HITs, for payment.
 


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POSTING FROM MECHANICALTURK.COM

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PHOTOGRAPH A GROUP OF PEOPLE WITH THE PALINDROME NAIVE/EVIAN

REQUESTED BY: Eileen Maxson

 


REWARD : $25.00
 

 

Hi there!

For this HIT you will be making a
two-sided banner. On one side it will
read EVIAN, and on the other side it
will read NAIVE. 

Next, you will take two photographs.
The first picture will show a group of people holding the side of the sign
that reads EVIAN. The second picture should be the same group of people holding the reversed side of the sign
that will read NAIVE.

Thank you, 
EM

 

 

* * *  MATERIALS * * *  

 

1    A LARGE PIECE OF PAPER OR        FABRIC

2    PAINT AND A PAINT BRUSH 

3    A GROUP OF PEOPLE 

4    A DIGITAL CAMERA

5    AN OUTDOOR AREA 

 



TOTAL ITEMS 5

 



* * * DIRECTIONS * * * 
 

1     Place your paper or fabric
      down on a  large surface or
      on the floor.

2    Using your paint and paint brush,
       write in clear block
       letters the word: EVIAN.

3     Allow your paint to dry. 

4     Next, turn over your paper
       or fabric to the blank
       side. Again, using your
       paint and paint brush, write
       in clear block letters the
       word: NAIVE.

5.    Allow your paint to dry. 

6    Gather your group of people
       in an outdoor location.

7    Take pictures of your group
      holding both sides of the
      sign.

8    After the shoot, use a
      computer to rename your
      photographs using your
      worker id like this
     “yourworkerid_evian.jpg”,          
     “yourworkerid_naive.jpg”. 

9    Go to:
      http://dropitto.me/emaxson
      and enter the password    
     “mechanicalturk”. 

10   Choose your files (one at a time) and  
       UPLOAD.

 

 

QUESTIONS? 

CONCERNS? 

ASK! 




* * * KEEP IN MIND * * *



YOUR WORK MAY BE REJECTED 


 

IF you use a computer
to create or alter
your pictures:
PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT

IF you have accepted
this HIT before, and
your work was approved:
PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT

IF one or more of the
subjects in your
pictures appear in
another worker’s
previous submission:
PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT

IF the setting of your
pictures was already used
in another worker’s
previous submission:
PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT

IF one or both of
your signs were used
in another worker’s
previous submission:
PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT

 





 

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WORKERS

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- - - - THANK YOU! - - - -

 

 

NAIVE IS
EVIAN
SPELLED
BACK-
WARDS

 

NAIVE
Natural, simple, artless.

EVIAN
A geological miracle. If evian
wateris a diamond, the mountains
areits jewel case. 

MECHANICAL TURK
A chess playing, automaton
sorcerer constructed in the 18th
century and later revealed
as a human operated hoax. 

 

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REPLY FROM
MECHANICALTURK.COM

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RE: PHOTOGRAPH A GROUP OF
PEOPLE WITH THE PALINDROME
NAIVE/EVIAN


REQUESTED BY: Eileen Maxson

 


REWARD : $25.00

 


Dear worker,

Unfortunately, your work was rejected,
because your pictures were either:

a) images you found on the web
b) altered/made with a computer
c) did not follow my directions

HOWEVER, you are welcome to submit new
work that follows the HITs directions.
In case of questions, please read the
following FAQs or make contact. I hope
to hear from you!

Sincerely, 
EM

 


* * * FAQ * * *



Q:    Why pictures of workers?
A:    I want to know, WHO and
       WHERE are you?

Q:    OK but WHY evian and
       naive?
A:    If I just asked you to
       send a picture of
       yourself, how would I
       know it was really you? 

Q:    But WHY those words?
A:    It’s a quote from the
       movie “Reality Bites”. 

Q:    AND...?
A:    It haunts me. 

Q:    OK so WHAT are these
       pictures?
A:    They’re portraits of
       you (in body) and
       me (in mind). 

 



TOTAL ITEMS 5

 

 

* * * REALITY BITES * * * 
 

SAMMY:
Lelaina, if we promise to
pay you back will you spot
us a pizza? 

LELAINA:
I don’t have any cash... 

TROY: 
Domino’s takes checks. 

LELAINA: 
The owner of Domino’s
supports Operation Rescue. 

VICKIE: 
Oh PLEASE no one gives
a shit right now.
We’re starving. 

LELAINA:
Oh wait, wait...
[Pulls Dad’s gas card
from purse] 

VICKIE:
Ta-da! 

 

 

 

WE’RE GOING 

TO 

EAT GAS!
 



* * * NIGHT TIME * * *



AT A GAS STATION
FOOD MART
 

 


A clerk eyes the four
twenty-somethings rummaging
the aisles of potato chips and
candy bars for a free dinner
courtesy of said gas card.
As the friends load the counter
with as much junk food as their
arms can carry, Vickie and Sammy
are giggling, Chex Mix and
bottled water in hand. 

 

SAMMY:
HEY, Vickie just figured
something out

LELAINA:
What? 

VICKIE: 
Something WONDERFUL, ha ha
ha...evian is naive spelled
backwards! 
 

In the next instant, Vickie
is distracted by the radio.
“Can you turn that up?” she asks.
“You won’t be disappointed”.
With forced innocence, they dance
and sing while the clerk works
ringing up the things that, 
for them, come free.
Evian included.

 

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WORKERS

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- - - - THANK YOU! - - - -