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August 20, 2004


Those were the themes in an interactive, fictitious murder mystery and sightseeing tour developed by four graduates of the Canadia Film Centre's Habitat Lab, Toronto. The idea was to let participants tour the neighborhood while at the same time trying to solve the mystery. En route they visited the Gladstone and Drake Hotels, the Beaver Cafe and the DeLeon White Gallery, gathering clues and directions by dialing their cellphones, reading text messages, and examining physical evidence and computer displays at different sites.

The mystery/sightseeing tour was a prototype. It lasted only two days, but interesting developments were expected. Regrettably Ian Harvey, a journalist and one of the project's producers was the only person named in the Globe article.

Posted by newradio at August 20, 2004 05:26 PM


Newspaper writers are notorious for not sharing the glory. I know I was one. It's an issue of space.

For the record, the author of the piece had access to all four of us. My co-producers are Suyin Looui, Timothy Sullivan and Daria Zamaria.

Why he quoted only me is a mystery. Perhaps I give "good" quote as the expression goes?

On the other hand as a collective got some decent ink, created a buzz and some attention.

Now, if we can just parlay that into some funding for resources to design the next, drop dead innovative iteration.

Brother can you spare a dime? Better still, $50,000?

Posted by: Ian Harvey at August 31, 2004 07:32 PM

Ian. Thank you for the names of your collaborators. And good luck raising the $50,000. As a not-for-profit, we're always without, so if you get any extra, think of us.

Posted by: Helen Thorington at September 10, 2004 10:26 AM