Thursday, August 18, 2005

The Ministry of Re-shelving : A game? Not a game?

I have come across this important project here .
Indeed Jane McGonigal is about to be a New Best Friend. (I will stalk her.)

She is very interested in ONLINE GAMES. Her website AVANT GAME is:

among other things: pervasive play, immersive gaming, collective intelligence, distributed performance, massively collaborative, network culture, urban computing, viral art, performance studies, mobile social networks, site-specific, alternate reality gaming, apophenia, collective aesthetics, massively scaled, mixed reality, superhero culture, and Jane McGonigal.


Do you see?
We need her in our space.
She is a games researcher and games designer.
And a girl.


The Re-shelving thing involves this: (Nowhere is safe from the Ministry of Reshelving.)

3. Go to the bookstore and locate its copies of George Orwell's 1984. Unless the Ministry of Reshelving has already visited this bookstore, it is probably currently incorrectly classified as "Fiction" or "Literature."
4. Discreetly move all copies of 1984 to a more suitable section, such as "Current Events", "Politics", "History", "True Crime", or "New Non-Fiction."

5. Insert a Ministry of Reshelving bookmark into each copy of any book you have moved. Leave a notecard in the empty space the books once occupied.

6. If you spot other incorrectly classified books, feel free to relocate them.



Further instructions are available here:

(via smartmobs)

Relevance: cool example of re-claiming ownership over knowledge territories through marking and artefact re-arrangement.

Technorati tags: flickr, avantgame, reshelving


Check out the links on this post.

No time like the present.

5 comments:

Kate said...

I love her too.
Does she live in Australia (bit far)
We want to be in her gang too.

Mary Plain said...

can the cards be pink? is she free on Sept 2nd and 3rd?

Chris Best said...

hmmmffff! you only want giels in your little gang? ;-)

Joolz said...

Girls and specific men.
For example, we love Guy, the Motorcyclist, Martin and Martin, Trois tetes, Mr Big, The Gym Instructor, and YOU.


(Also there are some girls we do not like.)

Mary Plain said...

hear hear Dr Joolz. Absolutely.

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