Following on from my recent interest in various psychological experiments I have decided that I would love to film a live experiment myself. Taking inspiration from the ‘Milgram Experiment’ which tests humanities obedience to authority, I could conduct something similar myself and record the whole process. Below is a video showing a news report on a French documentary that conducted a similar experiment in a ‘game-show’ environment in which the audience were the test subjects.
It’s quite scary to see the responses of the subjects in these situations. In most of these kind of experiments, the results are shocking and it really makes you wonder how you would react in a similar situation and that is what makes it really interesting. This idea most relates to the theme of ‘power’ as it tests the obedience to that which is seen as more powerful (in authority) than thou.