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Tasks / Dérive

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.

1 to 3 players
20 points
Level 1
In the zone of: BART Psychogeographical Association

Terms: exploration, derive, taskseries, returnoftherevengetwoelectricboogaloo

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posted by Bryce on August 11th, 2008 8:50 PM

Life is just a derive.

If it's not a derive someone's controlling you too much.

iiiiit's back.
posted by praximity on October 11th, 2009 10:20 PM

and it's really a shame that you can only get points once for this. it's an activity that requires repetition.
games should be ritualized, not roped off from everyday life.

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posted by Lincøln on October 12th, 2009 12:36 AM

Keep completing it.

I mean obviously we keep doing dérives after we do our first, but there's nothing to stop you from updating old tasks. (as an example)

What a concept....
posted by Camel O'Rama on October 17th, 2009 9:41 AM

I have been into psy for awhile & never heard of this...

Will be looking deeply into this concept


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Dérive by Henry August 11th, 2008 8:54 AM

To date, my whole life is like one big dérive. I've dérived around our house a lot both crawling and walking. But I finally undertook my first full fledged outdoor dérive last week, which lasted about an hour. My father attended as my personal ph...

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Dérive by Gremlin, Dela Dejavoo July 26th, 2010 5:26 PM

Once upon a time, there were two girl-creatures named Dela and Gremlin. They were the best of friends and lived together in a magical city known as Chicago. One day, the two friends decided that they should experience the glory of their city by spe...

20 + 125 points :: 4 comments :: 25 votes :: 2 collaborators
Dérive by Tac Haberdash July 3rd, 2008 12:03 AM

Good Fences and a Bad Neighbor Or: How I Found Religion and a Tiny Porcelain Polar Bear Things have been a bit slow at the agency lately. I've got fewer clients than Jack Thompson, and less to do than Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer on the other 364 ...

20 + 109 points :: 5 comments :: 22 votes
Dérive by Flea, Kyle Westwood March 26th, 2008 5:03 PM

Flea in normal text, Kyle in italics. Our journey started outside the Fairhill Centre, since that was the most central place between Kyle (who had been working on another task whilst waiting for me) and myself (who had been upgrading his bank accoun...

20 + 100 points :: 7 comments :: 20 votes :: 2 collaborators
Dérive by praximity February 24th, 2008 6:54 PM

A thorough documentation of my wanderings, Sunday, February 24, 2008: WHEREBY our hero makes $2.71, fights a malevolent storm, crosses 2 (almost 3) states, and plots future trespasses. A cold and rainy morning in Berkeley, CA. It's been raining fo...

20 + 90 points :: 4 comments :: 18 votes
Dérive by Bryce July 11th, 2008 5:51 PM

A derive on a sunny day in the late times of may.

20 + 82 points :: 9 comments :: 17 votes
Dérive by Scarlett July 31st, 2008 10:38 AM

In Medias Res: Coming out of the facilities at the Villa Gregorio (which were sparkling clean, and supplied with both toilet seats and paper) we head down the verdant path towards the main trail, and I remark that this is the most lovely bathroom d...

20 + 75 points :: 6 comments :: 15 votes
Dérive by steve rules, kristin gish July 4th, 2008 8:13 PM

Wake Time: 6:00am Breakfast: Egg Salad Sandwiches Ending Time: 2:00pm (approx) Starting Area: 18th St. & Clark St., Chicago, IL Weather: Sunny & Warm Apparel: Improper Clothing & Footwear Lunch: Pizza Survivors: 2...

20 + 70 points :: 3 comments :: 14 votes :: 2 collaborators
Dérive by GYØ Vicki March 24th, 2008 10:28 AM

This isn't as full a completion that I would like to do, but when my mother woke me up this morning and told me to look at the window, I thought it would be a rather good idea. The reason? It is snowing on Easter Monday! I got up, looked out of the ...

20 + 70 points :: 4 comments :: 14 votes
Dérive by Tricia Tanaka March 22nd, 2008 9:28 PM


20 + 60 points :: 6 comments :: 12 votes
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