The ARG Experience

http://millionsofus.com/blog/tag/alternate-reality-game/

I was reading a tweet from TrueNewsZone saying “There are no coincidences in this Game. just coinciDANCE ;)”

I have to admit, this is where I get confused.  I am reminded that this is a game.  An ARG in my opinion.

An excerpt from the link above talks about creating an ARG,

“Through emails, blog posts, video posts, and more subtle forms of communication such as subliminal messaging in our videos or through affiliated fictitious sites and entities, we endeavored to drive the experience, but also invited the randomness and chaos of a massively multiplayer design in the storyline. It was entertaining for us as the puppetmasters to be entangled in a complex process of trying to anticipate the players’ moves, respond to it in kind, and stay in-step in this weekly frenetic dance.”

Yes a dance…

Then I wonder, is this ARG, this ficticious game, leading us to a reality we have not been paying attention to?  Mixing the false with the truth?

I guess that’s why it gets confusing…. the line between what is true and what is false starts to blur.

William James (1842-1910) The father of modern Psychology was quoted as saying “There’s nothing so absurd that if you repeat it often enough, people will believe it.”

I guess that’s a great warning for all of us.

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~ by lilwendy on December 20, 2009.

One Response to “The ARG Experience”

  1. RE; William James, its happening ALL OF THE TIME! swine flu, swine flu, swine flu, swine flu, terorrists, terrorists, terrorists, terrorists. Do you believe in swine flu and terrorists…..?

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