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Day Of The Figurines


Day Of The Figurines is part board game, part secret society. The game is set in a fictional town that is littered, dark and underpinned with steady decay.

It lasts for 24 days beginning from Thursday 28th September. Each day represents an hour in the life of a small English town that shifts from the mundane to the cataclysmic: Scandinavian metallists play a gig at the Locarno that goes horribly wrong as Middle Eastern troops invade the town from the west.

How you respond to these events and to each other creates and sustains a community during the course of the 24 hours of the town.

From the Gasometer to Product Barn, the Canal to the Rat Research Institute, up to 1,000 players roam the streets, defining yourselves through your interactions.

The centrepiece of the game is a model town housed in the foyer of HAU2 in Berlin. Each of the 1,000 players is represented by a small plastic figurine which is moved by hand every hour for the duration of the game.

To play, players are invited to create a figurine to enter the town: to name it and answer questions about its past.

Thereafter participation in the game is via SMS on your mobile phone.

http://dayofthefigurines.co.uk/

http://www.trampoline-berlin.de/index.php?page=home&docId=5

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Cityscape LocativeLab.org is Ronald Lenz's research website on locative & mobile media. This is mostly an archive of blogposts I find inspiring and interesting and an overview of my work. I'm a strategist, technologist and researcher in the field of Location-Based Mobile Services and work at Waag Society, a medialab in Amsterdam, The Netherlands where I head the Locative Media research program and at 7scenes, a platform for GPS games and tours as creative director. Picture 4 Find me at Twitter, LinkedIn or via ronald [at] waag [dot] org.

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