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Dérive by JJason Recognition

January 16th, 2008 12:25 AM

INSTRUCTIONS: Among the various situationist methods is the dérive [literally: 'drifting'], a technique of transient passage through varied ambiances. In a dérive one or more persons during a certain period drop their usual motives for movement and action, their relations, their work and leisure activities, and let themselves be drawn by the attractions of the terrain and the encounters they find there.

One can dérive alone, but all indications are that the most fruitful numerical arrangement consists of several small groups of two or three people who have reached the same awakening of consciousness, since the cross-checking of these different groups' impressions makes it possible to arrive at objective conclusions.

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Undertake a dérive, and report your objective conclusions to your fellow players.

An Exploration of Corporate Arcologies

So there I was, in the worst place in the entire world.

No, that's not entirely accurate. Let me begin again.

So there I was, in the Mall of America. I'd come to check out the local sears, to see if they had anything I wanted spend my Sears gift cards on,* but having done that I was looking for something else to do. Now I've found that tasking is always a good fall back position when bored, but what task? After some thought, I decided to Dérive. So off I set.

While Dériving, I worked to induce a feeling of wonder, innocence, and openness in my self, so that I could better follow my whim - I usually plan my actions out fairly in depth, so abandoning all of my usual reasons for movement took some effort. I fear that I occasionally dropped into a more planned action, but generally I did fairly well. The story of my travels is laid out in the pictures. I'd recommend that you view them one by one, instead of making the photos larger - I think the story will be more effective that way. Most of the emotions and impressions described in my tale are accurate, although possibly exaggerated.

It should also be noted that it was freaking cold that day.

*Not really

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Beginnings
Lights
Tree
Elevator
Second Floor
Down the Stairs
Amusement
Wander
Progress
Rail
Out
Side
Ikea
Doors
Tree
Mall
Ikea
Road
Parking lot
Ikea
Escalator
Escalator
Top of Escalator
Arrows
Showroom
Pencils
Stove
Real World
Stairs
Down
Coworkers
First Floor
Product
Egress
String
Road
More road
Up
Behind Ikea
End
Over
Back
Down
Parking Lot
Shopping Cart
School Bus
Distance
Mall
Snow
Desire
Sky
Sears
Hall
Exit
Escalator
Out
More Escalator.
Out
Parking Lot
Roof
Looking out
Around
IMG_1601.JPG
Garage
Ramp
Ramp
Outside
Underground
Lot
Follow
Parking Lot
In
Out
Street
Blinking
IMG_1615.JPG
House
IHOP
Pancakes

8 vote(s)



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12 comment(s)

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posted by teucer on January 16th, 2008 3:17 PM

Congrats on level 3.

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posted by Adam on January 16th, 2008 4:30 PM

That Mall is depressing. What a ruddy awful, flourescent-lit place to shop.

Votes though.

(no subject)
posted by JJason Recognition on January 16th, 2008 4:43 PM

You got that right. I largely try to avoid it.

(no subject)
posted by teucer on January 16th, 2008 5:45 PM

Basically, I think it's fair to conclude that MN0 regards the Mall of the America as an excellent place for one thing only: tasking. (see also: Nintend0)

Five winters in MN: ridiculous cold and malls, can´t say I miss it
posted by susy derkins on January 16th, 2008 9:01 PM

You can feel the stupid cold biting your ears off, but the pictures of the roof are the only ones that feel more or less right to me.

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posted by Iaman on January 17th, 2008 3:40 PM

Very nice :D

Ikea is like that.
posted by Flitworth on January 19th, 2008 9:08 PM

A vote inspired primarily by your description of Ikea.

(no subject)
posted by teucer on January 19th, 2008 9:14 PM

It's just some oak and some pine.

Also, a handful of norsemen.

(no subject)
posted by susy derkins on January 19th, 2008 11:56 PM

But SFØ task lamp came from Ikea.

(no subject)
posted by Lincøln on January 20th, 2008 12:12 AM

Why Susy, you mean one of my favorite completions came from Ikea?

Perhaps I should have gone to Ikea instead of Santa Monica.

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posted by JJason Recognition on January 20th, 2008 12:22 AM

I don't know about anybody else, but when I submit a task I usually have a general feeling about how many votes I think it deserves, and a few things in mind that I particularly enjoy. And then if it gets less/more than that number of votes I become sad/confused, respectively. I similarly get sad if nobody else seems to enjoy that things I like in the praxis. I usually don't bring it up, because that'd be whining.

I bring it up because I'm glad that one other person in the planet liked my Ikea description.

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posted by The Animus on April 24th, 2008 3:34 PM

I thought the description was perfect.
Vote for dealing with the dilemma of not planning where to go. That's one reason I haven't done this task yet.