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Erg O'Matic
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Dérive by Erg O'Matic

March 20th, 2013 7:38 PM

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.

Here's a link to a derive I did the other day:'s like that, that's just the way it is. Stucco homes. Lotta dog poo. Quiet. Bums now sleeping on residential sidewaulks.

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posted by bent on March 21st, 2013 10:24 AM

Hi Erg, the link returned blank with the following error message:

"...could not be displayed because it is not a valid KML or KMZ file."

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posted by Idøntity matrix on March 21st, 2013 2:35 PM

I pasted in the URL and for me it is a blank map of North America. Maybe grab a screen capture and post it?

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posted by Sam Archer on March 25th, 2013 4:19 PM

Make sure it's set to "public", and then find the "share link" button (I think the publicly viewable URL might be different from the one when you're editing your own map).