Dancing With Myself

My favorite piece of ARTWALK Culver City this past Saturday ("a free, self-guided tour of local art galleries and exhibition spaces") was Nick Rodrigues's Porta-Party, an interactive booth that delighted me to no end. It's the size of a phone booth, and it looks like a giant white iPod. Inside is simply a disco ball, a real iPod, and speakers. You close the door and lock it (on the outside it'll read that it's "in use"), and you can dance to your heart's content by yourself (ABBA's "Dancing Queen" was playing when I went in, and, later, Ah-Ha's "Take on Me"). The Porta-Party is perfect for those who are self-conscious about shaking their booty in public. It has all the fun and liberating feeling of a trendy's club's dance floor, but it has privacy and comfort akin to singing in the shower.

More pictures and a video of the Porta-Party are here.

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