elfismiles » 13 Oct 2009 17:00 wrote:While I am an experiencer of Dream Switching and know of the valuable evidence for Mutual Dreaming (shared dreams etc.) my first instinct is to call "ARG!"
Nowadays, besides consulting CIA-Snopes I also look to the ARGonauts at Unforums online:
http://forums.unfiction.com/forums/view ... hp?t=28489
They seem unsure though.
elfismiles » 18 Apr 2011 15:32 wrote:hava1 wrote:I wonder if anyone ever ran into a government hoax, when a totally virtual persona gets published as a suspect of crime (attempted murder, in that case). Namely, has anyone heard of a government official ARG ? and what could be the goals ?
Hava, I don't know of a specific example that meets the specifics of your question but the simple answer is YES, as training for police work, detective work, and espionage:
Espionage educational tool: Never Rest
http://www.neverrestgame.com/downloads/ ... stGame.pdf
http://www.google.com/search?q=http%3A% ... om&rls=com
Never Rest Game Trailer
Uploaded by TBroProductions on Sep 14, 2007
Music by TJ Pawlikowski, some camera work by me, Troy Herring and Rebecca Popka. This is the trailer for the Instructional Alternate Reality Game we are producing. For more information please see the website http://www.neverrestgame.com
For more check out http://www.timbrosius.com
Game Exceptional software media edge tim brosius espionage spy trailer iarg
That's the only "official" ARG-as-Intel-Training example I've ever really come across. Of course, there is always the possibility it wasn't what it seemed either.
Some other more generalized articles on the subject...
Collective Detective Police Work
Daniel Terdiman Email 03.02.05
http://www.wired.com/politics/security/ ... ntPage=all
Gamers have skills. Let's tap 'em.
Video games are training people to solve tough, real-world
problems. By Jane McGonigal
Viral Media: How It Can Work in Education
ARG or NOT: "Introductions - My Interest in Collective Intelligence and ARGs for Espionage"
I think this and many other models for the use / misuse of ARGs and gaming for Intel Operations is evident in geo-caching games and ARGs / LARPs like NeuroCam:
Neurocam: Australia's Latest Mystery
http://www.argn.com/archive/000191neuro ... ystery.php
http://forums.unfiction.com/forums/view ... hp?t=22193
Also, back in 2001 a friend of mine wrote about the Role Playing aspects of Intel/Espionage and the ufo & paranormal community:
The Majestic Joker Upside Down
By E. Macer-Story
Of course, now with the TwitterBot and other Automata / Persona software this can be done even more easily I suppose.
American Dream » 15 Nov 2008 21:38 wrote:California’s involvement appears to center around planning for a catastrophic earthquake.
“Under the leadership of Governor Schwarzenegger and direction of his Office of Homeland Security, the nation’s largest state sponsored emergency exercise will take place November 13-18,” a press release from the governor’s office states.
“Golden Guardian 2008 tests California’s capability to respond and recover during a major catastrophic earthquake. The Golden Guardian 2008 full-scale exercise scenario focuses on a simulated, catastrophic 7.8 magnitude earthquake along the southern portion of the San Andreas Fault.”
I thought of this story:
http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2008 ... or-th.html
L.A. Preps for the Big One With Massively Multiplayer Earthquake
By Alexis Madrigal November 13, 2008
Disaster preparedness is about as sexy as flossing regularly, but a new alternate reality game could put the fun into contemplating the destruction of Los Angeles.
Ziggin' and a Zaggin' » 28 Nov 2015 15:54 wrote:...
There has been one very unfortunate development in this Indian Lake Project mystery. The Village of Indian Lake - that is the local authorities - has sunk as low as to cooperate in the making of a fake video à la Blair Witch of the apparent disappearance of a group of young explorers who came to the village to investigate the Indian Lake Project mystery. For the promotion of tourism. Deplorable, in my opinion. Check it out.
elfismiles » 21 Apr 2015 00:08 wrote:Haven't refound my past links to these 2 but want to add them here:
- Multiple faked twitter UFO pics (in England?) as promo stunt for local science fiction convention
- Vancouver Space Centre fake UFO stunt
elfismiles » 28 Sep 2013 15:15 wrote:Vancouver Space Centre hoaxes baseball UFO sighting - OpenMinds (VIDEOS)
http://www.openminds.tv/vancouver-space ... nter-1137/
... See best video at bottom of above page ...
Vancouver Space Centre Hoaxed Mass UFO Sighting Examiner
http://www.examiner.com/article/vancouv ... o-sighting
H.R. MacMillan Space Centre press release
http://www.spacecentre.ca/images/spacec ... 091013.pdf
Witnesses tweet UFO photos during Canadian baseball game
http://www.openminds.tv/witnesses-tweet ... game-1132/
UFO at Baseball Game
Soccer Defeat Blamed on UFOs in Ecuador
http://inexplicata.blogspot.com/2013/09 ... -ufos.html
Abandoned ship in mall parking lot promotes flat Earth theory
John Rennison,The Hamilton Spectator
John Rennison,The Hamilton Spectator
A boat that some say has been popping up around Hamilton with grafitti promoting Jeranism, a movement that supports flat-earth theories, was left at Centre Mall on Christmas Eve.
Whether elaborate prank or loony politics, someone left The Centre on Barton with an early present docked at their doorstep on Christmas Eve.
A small boat, wrapped in tin foil with rambling bits of text scrawled on its exterior from starboard to port, has been parked on a trailer at the shopping mall for more than three days.
Staff Sgt. Frank Miscione says Hamilton police went to the scene on Dec. 25 and 26, and have determined the boat does not pose a threat.
Since there was no hate speech or any danger to the public, it's now up to the city's bylaw enforcement department to decide what to do with it, he added.
Inside the boat is an assortment of items including clothes, memory foam and a book titled "Mysteries of the Unexplained."
The muddled exterior text includes references to Jeranism, an emerging countercultural movement based on flat earth theories and the rejection of conventional science.
Among the blood-red hand prints and scribbled notes are suggestions to "Open your II III II there's truth inside," and musings about NASA being a joke and having "really bad acting."
The text also provides a link to a website where passersby could further research the topic, but mistakenly links to a British-based travel agency domain at globebusters.com/jeranism instead of the likely intended jeranism.com/globebusters.
Centre on Barton security said Sunday there has been no opportunity to get in touch with Hamilton bylaw enforcement since Christmas Eve, so the boat would be enjoying a minimum four-night stay on their property.
Miscione said Centre security has contacted the owner and asked the individual to remove the boat. Police could not confirm whether their officers had interviewed the owner.
A small portside poem was left as a warning on the side of the boat:That was a good one, the joke was on us
I know it sounds crazy but it's God now we trust
The Key-Wit is flowing, hear them all hiss;
The Globe is a joke and I'm not gonna miss
I know it sounds Crazy, As if Stars are Souls
We all live on a Plane and there's only one pole
The Great Grandmother, She's not the only one,
There's lots of others, gonna come undone.
http://www.thespec.com/news-story/62101 ... th-theory/