Noderunner

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Noderunner is a game that transforms a city into a playing field. Two teams race against time to access as many wireless Internet nodes as possible. To prove that they have successfully connected to an open node, each team must submit photographic proof to the Noderunner weblog. During game play, the weblog becomes a busy scoreboard tracking the competing teams in real time. After the game, the photos provide visual documentation of the path taken by each team and public spaces that have free wireless connectivity. Winner of the 2003 Golden Nica award for Net Vision from Ars Electronica.

Project Created: 
January 2002
 
People: Yury Gitman, Carlos J. Gomez de Llarena
Research: R&D Lab
Project Type: Web