Thursday, September 16, 2010

Mapping Alternate Reality Game Begins

Part Alternate Reality Game, part Pychocartography, part Art, the Urban Codemakers project has launched in Melbourne, Australia. The game appears to involve finding hidden objects, joining secret collectives and uncovering the history of the cities development and planning. If you find yourself in Melbourne, maybe worth going along and checking it out. Send us a report.


Monday, February 1, 2010

Broken Spoke

Brighton based artist group Blast Theory (I like your old stuff better than you new stuff) have been presenting their bicycle based mobile work “RiderSpoke” in several world cities over the last couple of years. Recently, we received reports that a game within the game broke-out when the work was presented in Copenhagen, Denmark. While details are scant, apparently a group calling themselves “udbrugsforening” (uncooperative people) staged and intervention involving throwing at least three of the mobile equipped bikes into the S√łerne (the three rectangular lakes curving around the city centre. While Blast Theory have not confirmed, Interestingly Copenhagen doesn’t appear on their list of cities in which the game was presented on either Wikipedia or on Blast Theory's website.