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November 03, 2006

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago


Can You See Me Now?

Blast Theory will present Can You See Me Now? at Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago this November: Performance Dates: November 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th from 1 - 4 p.m. (CDT). Can You See Me Now? is a chase game played online and on the streets. Players are dropped at random locations into a virtual map of Chicago. Tracked by satellites, Blast Theory's runners appear online next to your player. The runners use handheld computers showing the positions of online players to guide them in the chase.

Use your arrow keys to flee down the virtual streets, send messages and exchange tactics with other online players. An audio stream from Blast Theory's walkie talkies lets you eavesdrop on your pursuers: getting lost and out of breath on the real streets. If a runner gets within 5 metres of you, a sighting photo is taken and your game is over.

Can You See Me Now? is a collaboration with the Mixed Reality Lab, University of Nottingham. It won the Golden Nica for Interactive Art at Prix Ars Electronica and was nominated for a BAFTA Award.

Posted by jo at November 3, 2006 08:34 AM