In keeping with the rules of the experiment – the finalassembly of the flag requires: 14 volunteers to open~100 parcels and lay out the contents Volunteers willbe selected from the audience of the TEDx 798 Factoryevent through “For the past 6 months have been run-ning a design experiment involving 100′s of peopleacross China. We would like 14 Chinese volunteers tohelp with the final assembly of the design. This is non-technical work. The process will be recorded on video.”These volunteers won’t be told what they are making,but prior to the commencement of The Assembly Taskthat that they need to “unpack the parcels and con-struct the design within the space provided”.Prior to the assembly – the ~100 parcels will be piledup in one spot and the 14 volunteers will be providedwith a box-cutters to unpack them. Cues will be providedto ensure a sense of gravity and to nudge appropriatebehaviour: a 12 x 8 meter ‘workspace’ will be tapedoff, and overshoes provided to protect the mats fromdirty shoes.While the process will be videoed – every one of the 14volunteers will have the right to demand that the record-ing be deleted (something called going full-circle in fieldresearch – essentially it puts participants in control oftheir own data, and how they are portrayed). However –prior to any deletion other volunteers will have the op-portunity to persuade this person (or persons) to changetheir mind. Deletion of this video will be final. The videowill be made available to each of the volunteers at somepoint after the event, and will be posted online.Observers drawn from the TEDx event, and the volun-teers are allowed to video the proceedings.
任务：组装国旗的第一次组装工作定于2012年4月1日，有十四名由TEDx 798 Factory挑选的志愿者参加，这也是该实验第一次面世。（本来同时我会有在北京某所大学的演讲，但是由于当时首都气氛紧张，而有关国旗的话题比较敏感，所以演讲取消了。）十四名志愿者在一个大仓库中集合，他们的任务是组装一个东西。地面清理出来了一个8 x 12米的区域，为了防止鞋弄脏垫子，我们还为志愿者提供了鞋套，当然还有那包含100个垫子的包裹。他们的工作是打开包裹，然后组装。整个拼装过程会以视频形式记录，这里会涉及到一个肖像权问题——14名志愿者之中，任何人都可以提出删除拼装视频。但是其他志愿者有权提出质疑，为何你要删除此段视频？如果最终视频被批准使用，它会被上传至网上，所有志愿者都可以在线回顾本次活动的精彩过程。整个过程公开透明，任何人都可以前来参观。我们预计整个组装过程会花费45分钟，不过在一位志愿者的指导下，组装速度非常快。整个过程耗费了十五分钟，剩下了半个小时，有志愿者因为垫子后面的随机数字而提出对组装过程的正确性的质疑。在组装完成志愿者离去以后，垫子被重新打包并运回上海的仓库。51