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Pheon and Ghosts of a Chance (Alternate Reality Games and 21st Century Literacies)


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Panel Presentation on Alternate Reality Games (ARGs) and 21st Century Literacies at the 2010 Library Research Seminar - V, University of Maryland, October 8, 2010.

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Pheon and Ghosts of a Chance (Alternate Reality Games and 21st Century Literacies)

  1. 1. Two ARGs at the Smithsonian American Art Museum Georgina Goodlander
  2. 2. An ARG is “an interactive narrative that uses the real world as a platform to tell a story that may be affected by participants’ ideas or actions.” -- Wikipedia
  3. 5. <ul><li>Necklace of the Subaltern Betrayer </li></ul><ul><li>Predictor of Imminent Doom </li></ul><ul><li>Con Artists’ Replica </li></ul><ul><li>Diorama of a Travesty </li></ul><ul><li>Memory Vessel </li></ul><ul><li>Escape Quilt </li></ul>
  4. 11. 1. You’re having a dream about fishing, are you? a) Wading in a stream. (Stave) b) On a boat in the middle of the ocean (Knave) 2. Which would you rather untie? a) A knot (Stave) b) A bow (Knave) 3. If you played professional football, which squad would you be on? a) Defense (Stave) b) Offense (Knave)
  5. 12. <ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Increase familiarity with our collections </li></ul><ul><li>Inspire creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Connect art with *real* life </li></ul><ul><li>Raise awareness of the American Art Museum </li></ul>
  6. 13. Recreation Re-creation Type: Discover, Level: Difficult George Catlin, Ball-play of the Women, Prairie du Chien ,1835-36, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 1985.66.430
  7. 14. Bust a Move Type: Make, Level: Difficult Richard Yarde, Savoy , 1988, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 1989.59.2 Pepón Osorio, El Chandelier, 1988, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 1995.40 Ordinary Fantastic-ness Type: Make, Level: Medium,
  8. 15. Not Very Talky Type Type: Perform, Level: Difficult José Campeche y Jordán, San Juan Nepomuceno , ca. 1798, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 1996.91.5
  9. 19. Ghosts of a Chance Archive: Full Evaluation of Ghosts of a Chance: Pheon: Georgina Goodlander Facebook/Twitter/Flickr: bathlander