Collaborative short story writing, or exquisite corpse (a Dada-ist game where each person sequentially writes a line based on a line written by the previous person), never had it so easy. Gone are the days of writing letters back and forth, line by line, resulting in a collective story of wild imaginings. Now with Twitter we can do it all in real time. And if Shakespeare, Bob Dylan’s entire back catalog, and a crowsourced opera can find their way onto the microblogging site, then Tim Burton’s story-telling experiment, Cadavre Exquis, certainly can too.
Running now until December 22, the Goth-inspired filmmaker and illustrator is asking people to tweet in their contributions to a story that begun “Stainboy, using his obvious expertise, was called in to investigate mysterious glowing goo on the gallery floor…” Hmm. Should you feel inspired by the muse—maybe you want to give the whole tale a Joycean lilt—-then read the rest here and tweet your contribution using #BurtonStory.