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Alternate Reality Games – The Future according to GameSpot

September28

Games site GameSpot gives a guide to ARG’s from Advertising to artforms.

participatory advertising and ARG.

The Company P – Dollplay

July25

The Company P are the kings of transmedia experience, and have managed to formulate a reproducible pipeline for the process.

Working with 20th Century Fox and Joss Whedon, Dollplay is a participatory experience set in the world of the Buffy and Firefly creator’s Dollhouse. By watching webisodes and and participating with uploaded content of their own, the audience works with a young girl called Hazel to uncover a mystery set in the Dollhouse universe.

 

Dollplay

The Company P on Participation

July21

Taken from Power to the Pixel 2009, this is an interesting insight on participation from Martin Elricsson form The Company P.

Pinwall – 3d Projection and Augmented Reality Game

July18

Pinwall is a fantastic installation which takes a different twist on 3d Projection Mapping, but making it interactive to the point of becoming a game in itself. This projection is a full working pinball game superimposed on a building which passers by can play and interact with, rather than being simply passive, making it both projection mapping and augmented reality.
This great video also gives a lightweight insight into the making of the project.

Insideoutproject.net – Global Participatory Art Project

July16

The astounding TED award winner and large scale participatory art project launches its YouTube Channel today – 14th July. Go there and support. Also visit the website and upload a portrait to become part of the phenomenon.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

INSIDE OUT is a large-scale participatory art project that transforms messages of personal identity into pieces of artistic work. Upload a portrait. Receive a poster. Paste it for the world to see.

Insideoutproject - Global Art Project

FlashMob Gone Wrong… Tom Scott

July14

Technologist and humorist Tom Scott gives an insight into the power of words and actions and what can happen when you add unregulated social connections at Ignite. Ignite is an event of 1 speaker with any topic, 5 minutes, 20 slides and the slides rotating every 15 seconds automatically around the world.

The mantra is ‘enlighten us – but make it quick’

Make: Magazine

July13

Makers will rule the world. Grass roots level creation is an answer to many specific and hyper local problems, with Makers pooling experience and ability to create solutions to issues we never even knew we had.

Make: magazine is a meeting place for like minded creators of cool stuff and every issue is stuffed beyond its pages with astounding projects from 5 minutes to 5 months covering everything from Arduino to 3d printing to projects for and with kids. So far this year I have made a rocket, a smoke machine and a digital lathe, and there is enough in every issue to take a teenager to retirement.

In it’s physical form, Make: is a US based compact magazine – but subscription also gets you access to the digital version too. Subscriptions can be delivered worldwide, and are worth every penny.

What Jason Borne, MacGuiver and Batman have on the coffee table

 

The Museum of Broken Relationships

July9

European Museum Awards 2011 Winner of Kenneth Hudson Award  for the most innovative museum in Europe.

We need artifacts of your past relationships, from the mundane to the bizarre…To donate an object click here

NYTimes

“A poignant trail of broken hearts, all on display..” 14.02.2010.

"If it were easy, it would have no appeal at all."

HonkyTonk Films – The Big Issue

July9

In this online documentary and global investigation into the obesity epidemic, the leaders of participatory and social media driven film – HonkyTonk – invite the audience to become journalist, and make their own opinions of the issue, as well as deciding the actions that should be taken to combat the problem.

The Big Issue - Global epidemic

Dan Hon – Dare to Play

July9

Dan Hon of SixToStart gives a fantastic personal insight into 10 years in transmedia and ARG at TEDxTransmedia. A nice primer back to The Beast for those new to the field, with a nice section on play vs games which really deserves more.

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