Play/Share Beyond/In is a technology-driven scavenger hunt exploring the history and culture of Western New York though a series of interactive missions. Using SMS-enabled mobile phones the game brings players through the galleries and installations in the Beyond/In Western New York 2010 exhibition, as well as other sites of other sites of historical, ecological, or cultural interest.
On Thursday, September 23, Beyond/In Western New York 2010 kicks off as world renowned artist and high-wire walker Didier Pasquette walks between the Statues of Liberty that sit atop one of the city’s historic gems, the Liberty Building. We will be launching one mission during this event:
LOCATION: Lafayette Square Park, Downtown Buffalo
START TIME: 6:30 pm (missions will be sent at 6)
MISSION DESIGNED BY: Elyse Harzynski
INSTRUCTIONS: Sign up online. Wear red. Bring duct tape. Yes, duct tape.
Elyse Harzynski graduated from SUNY Geneseo with a Bachelor of Mathematics and Studio Art, and is currently studying Architecture for her Masters at SUNY Buffalo. She finds the ideas and theories of digital media practices, such as pervasive gaming and locative media, to be effective mediums for learning how the public interacts and plays in public spaces.
Come play with us.