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So, this might be an awkward meta-moment, but I'm following @avantgame on twitter. I found out about her through her "Why I Love Bees" chapter of The Ecology of Games book from MIT Press [get the open access, free version here]. Her ideas combining the benefits of play and collective intelligence communities resonated with my own interests in storytelling and transmedia narrative. Currently, I'm working on developing an ARG to teach Composition students in my university's First Year Composition program.

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Comment by Lynn Caldwell on March 9, 2010 at 2:52pm
OMG.....I'm new to it, but I LOVE ARG's...have you been on unfiction? They are the largest ARG forum, and the best, and there are guys on there who will seriously help you out - if you need it :o) They have a forum section that deals with Meta, and there are loads of people - inc me! -that will collaborate for free. You sound like you know what you are up to, but even so, if you need any ideas/fresh eyes etc..then I'm here! :o) Nice to have a fellow ARGer here! See you around..
Comment by dr_morel on March 9, 2010 at 8:55pm
Lynn, I'm totally new as a player of ARGs, but have been interested in them academically for a bit, and even have designed one myself (and put a few rabbit h***s into the world). My academic interests have really grown over the past few months, though. I know of unfiction (and ARGNet and ARGology), but haven't visited them but to peek at the front pages. I hear from Christ Dena's website that one of them has a great set of tips for designers that I'll have to check out!
Comment by Michael Andersen on March 9, 2010 at 9:16pm
You may have already signed up for these, but I'd also suggest checking out the following listservs:
-The ARG Research listserv
-The ARG SIG Discussion List
Comment by Nick Heyming on March 9, 2010 at 9:33pm
Man, this is fascinating stuff. Meta recursiveness for the win! I feel like I'm in Godel Escher Bach...


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