Talk: Journey To The End Of The Night – Organizing Distributed Street Games

Saturday 10th of November, 2012
Room 2
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by Thomas Hirsch

Journey to the End of the Night is a free street game of epic proportion run by volunteer masterminds in cities around the world. We explain the Journey in particular, how to structure games that allow for fully distributed organization and gameplay, and how to gather your crowd using social networks. We will play the game at 19:00 tonight.

The city spreads out before you. Rushing from point to point, lit by the slow strobe of fluorescent buses and dark streets. Stumbling into situations for a stranger's signature. Fleeing unknown pursuers, breathing hard, admiring the landscape and the multitude of worlds hidden in it. For one night, drop your relations, your work and leisure activities, and all your usual motives for movement and action, and let yourself be drawn by the attractions of the chase and the encounters you find there.

Rules: Facebook event:

The game is free for all. If you want to run, just be at the start when it begins (Hypotesgatan, Campus Lindholmen, 19:00). We will try to deal out the maps and ribbons before 19:00, so meet up a bit early. Bring some water, a public transport ticket and comfortable or running shoes.

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