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BART Psychogeographical Association
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Tasks / Ariadne's Thread

1) Contact Ariadne. (Ariadne can be a friend, a friend of a friend, or an Ariadne chosen at random from a phone directory.)
2) Ask her for a list of her ten favorite places in the city (or as many as she is willing to share).

3) Plot these places on a map and draw a line between them.

4) Follow Ariadne's thread. Watch out for the Minotaur on your journey.

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50 points
Level 3
In the zone of: BART Psychogeographical Association
Created by Ben Whitehouse

Terms: travel, random, minotaur, ariadne, greek, mythology, psychogeography, latourex, waaants

7 completed :: 25 in progress
Interested in collaborating on this: (no one yet!)


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posted by Absurdum on September 19th, 2008 12:04 AM

This is a great task - especially if you pick a random stranger.

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posted by Lincøln on September 19th, 2008 12:07 AM

Then click the [Add me to this list] button.

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posted by Absurdum on September 19th, 2008 12:23 AM

Done. Sorry, I only got to start looking at these today, and since I don't actually get to collaborate way out here in the middle of nowhere....

Thanks for the tip, is there some sort of tipping point for acceptance?

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posted by Lincøln on September 19th, 2008 1:06 AM

I'm not sure, but whenever you think a pretired task looks cool, add you name on, because that content is noted. And if everybody did it, we'd see easily which tasks were wanted. And while everybody doesn't do it, I do, and I like to lead by example.

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posted by Luai Lashire on November 27th, 2008 9:18 PM

How does one find pretired tasks? I have tried to find a list of them before, but have failed.

"You shall not suffer alone."
posted by Waldo Cheerio on November 28th, 2008 12:11 AM

"You shall not suffer alone."

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posted by Dax Tran-Caffee on November 9th, 2008 9:34 PM

Zer0gee has requested a map from me. I'm posting it publicly, just because I think that's what I should do. There are only a few locations in Chicago that I care for [most of what I'll miss when I leave are the friends I've made, not the places] but here is a list of 12 of them (subject to additions).

Dax's Thread

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posted by zer0gee on November 9th, 2008 10:39 PM

Dax and I have been companions on some amazing Chicago walkabouts, and I will miss him dearly. In him, I have found something of a kindred spirit of a sort I've found in no one else. I am honored that he has agreed to lead me on one last Journey.

Thank you, my Ariadne. I will be thinking of you often tomorrow as I follow your thread.

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posted by Morte on November 10th, 2008 12:28 PM

Oh, I love that place!!! It's one of the places that you kind of have to know where it is to know where it is. The only thing that denotes it is a very small bronze plaque next to the door.

I love it for the fact that is gives you an interesting history of medical science, and there is at least one thing somewhere in there that will make you flinch to look at....

Any CG0-ers that would like to go I would be happy to give a tour...

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posted by Jellybean of Thark on November 10th, 2008 12:39 PM

A beautiful map, Sir Dax.

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posted by Sean Mahan on November 13th, 2008 6:22 PM

People should go to the Museum of Surgical Science. There's an interesting statue to guide you there (I think it's on the lake side):

posted by Ben Whitehouse on November 16th, 2008 2:36 PM

I now feel like a real player. Creating a task is a big thing for me. Who wants to be my Ariadne?


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Ariadne's Thread by zer0gee November 11th, 2008 12:58 AM

Dax really is my Ariadne - he has led me on such fantastic trips through the city. I couldn't imagine anyone else suggesting my route for this task, and it seemed a fitting closure to this stage of our friendship. When he moves back to San Francisc...

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Ariadne's Thread by Adam March 22nd, 2009 5:32 PM

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Ariadne's Thread by cody July 16th, 2014 5:19 PM

(this takes place on a slightly larger scale, and out of my home city) I met Ariadne over the phone, after an anxious attempt to get access to a research library in Colorado. She's a middle-aged woman, the wife of an archaeologist. She wore a blue j...

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