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    • 10 / 1 / 2008 strange messages S.F.
    • Slight Nudges Now Offered. Solely for the Discerning Dilettante.Be Aware – it could be in the wrong direction. : :: : :: : :: : :: : :: : :: : :: : :: : Is the Jejune Institute still spreading false nonchalance? Or have they mended their ways? We need you to find out. : :: : :: : :: : :: : :: : :: : :: : :: : / // / // Next steps // / // / / : :: : :: : :: : :: : :: : :: : :: : :: : dial: 415.325.4014 : :: : :: : :: : :: : :: : :: : :: : :: : visit: The Jejune Institute 580 California Street, Suite 1607 San Francisco, CA. Tuesday through Saturday Noon to 5:30pm
    • Slight Nudges Now Offered. Solely for the Discerning Dilettante.Be Aware – it could be in the wrong direction. : :: : :: : :: : :: : :: : :: : :: : :: : Is the Jejune Institute still spreading false nonchalance? Or have they mended their ways? We need you to find out. : :: : :: : :: : :: : :: : :: : :: : :: : / // / // Next steps // / // / / : :: : :: : :: : :: : :: : :: : :: : :: : dial: 415.325.4014 : :: : :: : :: : :: : :: : :: : :: : :: : visit: The Jejune Institute 580 California Street, Suite 1607 San Francisco, CA. Tuesday through Saturday Noon to 5:30pm
    • WTFFLF?
    • THE JEJUNE INSTITUTE
    • ALTERNATE REALITY GAMES
    • ?
    • - Storylinean interactive narrative - Affective - Fictionalthat uses the real world,multiple media, andtraditional gamingmethods as the platformand which may beaffected by multipleparticipants actions.
    • an interactive narrativethat uses the real world, - Blurry boundaries - Familiar toolsmultiple media, and - “This is not a game”traditional gamingmethods as the platformand which may beaffected by multipleparticipants actions.
    • an interactive narrativethat uses the real world,multiple media, and - Beginning / End - Challengestraditional gaming - Rewardsmethods as the platform - Winnersand which may beaffected by multipleparticipants actions.
    • an interactive narrativethat uses the real world,multiple media, andtraditional gamingmethods as the platformand which may be - Collaborativeaffected by multiple - “Puppeteered” - Organicparticipants actions.
    • an interactive narrativethat uses the real world,multiple media, andtraditional gaming ARGmethods as the platformand which may beaffected by multipleparticipants actions.
    • EXAMPLES
    • Experience the storyline of a newlyYEAR 0 released album
    • Speculate about life & events after a global oil crisis
    • DARPA NETWORKCHALLENGE Research the efficacy of usingsocial networks for mass-mobilization
    • How hard is itto vanish in thedigital age?
    • OTHER EXAMPLES
    • Conspiracy for Good Nokia Participative storytelling about environmental concernsThe Mystery Guest Carroll County, MD Augment a youth summer Libraries reading programSmokescreen Channel 4 / UK Educate youth about online privacyOur Water Planet Aguatero Industries Educate people about scarcity of clean water
    • CAN WE ADOPT THESECONCEPTS?
    • Learning throughsoap operas,whodunnits and other storytelling genres
    • CORNER THE PUMA (a 5k chase)Run logs Tweets Checkins Geocaches
    • Weave a story arc into the readers’ comments
    • QUESTIONS orTHOUGHTS?
    • THANKS
    • SEE argn.com unfiction.com despoiler.orgwiki: alternate reality game