Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Geocaching is a treasure hunting game whereby people hide and seek "caches" around the globe. Galia and Bob are geocaching enthusiasts, so they immediately went about finding local stashes here in Venice. They found one, for instance, right behind the statue to Guglielmo Oberdan, no more than 2 minutes away from my house in Sant'Elena. I had explored this "movement" a while back, together with related ones like Yellow Arrow, Semacodes, and PMOG (Passively Multiplayer Online Game), but had not acted upon any of them. Now that we have begun to drop off some caches in Venice, we plan to use these as part of our URG (Urban Reality Game -- our own variation of Augmented Reality Games), which will be woven through our postmodern postmortems.