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Surveillance Phone

Jul 10, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Every day until Aug 2, 2014
surveillance phone

Cave Plexum is an �alternate reality� in which the object Surveillance Phone is the rabbithole*.

Surveillance Phone consists of a wall-mounted telephone which rings when a person is nearby. Once the receiver is picked up, a pre-recorded voice tells them �act natural, you�re being watched�. The voice then asks them a series of probing �yes� or �no� questions that require the participant to dial in their response. This exercise acts as a personality test designed to recruit participants into two different groups; the questions determine the participants’ desirability. At the end of the question cycle, the user is told to find a missing cat poster in a hallway nearby. After emailing the address listed on the poster with the subject �found�, the participant will be invited to join the group and asked to complete a series of tasks. The level and type of access granted to the participant is dependent both upon their curiosity (whether or not they engage with the phone at all) and the group to which they are assigned following the test.

* �A rabbithole, or trailhead, marks the first media artifact, be it a website, contact, or puzzle, that draws in players.� (Wikipedia entry on Alternate Reality Games)

Details

Date:
Jul 10, 2014
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Venue

The Brick

Organizer

Unnamed Organizer