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BART Psychogeographical Association
era group score: 26668
total group score: 75723
total players: 191

Tasks / Straight Line

From a starting point of your choosing, walk in a straight line as long as possible. All obstacles are to be surpassed with the minimum deviation from your line.

Continue until the whole project becomes untenable.

1 to 37 players
25 points
Level 2
In the zone of: BART Psychogeographical Association
Created by JJason Recognition

Terms: untenable, jjason, sotpg

7 completed :: 21 in progress
Interested in collaborating on this: (no one yet!)


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posted by Peter Garnett on August 18th, 2008 3:52 PM

TAC. REVEREND.

GET. IN. HERE.

(no subject)
posted by Ben Yamiin on August 18th, 2008 4:33 PM

this one...this one is good.

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posted by Tac Haberdash on August 18th, 2008 4:35 PM

THE GESTALT CANNOT BE STOPPED.

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posted by JJason Recognition on August 18th, 2008 4:37 PM

I wouldn't stop the gestalt even if I could.

(no subject)
posted by Tac Haberdash on August 18th, 2008 5:14 PM

YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY AT JTTEOTN:MN. WE WILL SEE IF YOU LIVE UP TO YOUR WORD.

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posted by Jellybean of Thark on August 18th, 2008 5:32 PM

Oh DIP!

If we do not stop him, he will be UNSTOPPABLE!
posted by Waldo Cheerio on August 18th, 2008 5:49 PM

Stopping. You cannot cause it.

(no subject) +1
posted by Lank on August 18th, 2008 7:40 PM

Who's gonna stop him?

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posted by Tøm on August 18th, 2008 4:39 PM

Approve!

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posted by Absurdum on August 18th, 2008 10:42 PM

My god I hope this gets approved... The only difficulty is going to be choosing the terrain... Wilderness, city centre, daytime, nighttime, direction measuring device... ARRGHH

Maybe do two or three and compare and contrast...

(no subject)
posted by Flea on September 30th, 2008 12:23 PM

Task 8

Oh frick, it's Level 2, I can't do it...

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posted by Meelar on October 1st, 2008 9:50 AM

OK, here's my motivation to get to level 2.

Anyone want to join me? +1
posted by Ben Whitehouse on October 1st, 2008 10:54 AM

I fancy drawing a straight line across a city and walking it... so much for small and little and average tasks. Am willing to travel.

(no subject) +3
posted by teucer on October 1st, 2008 2:34 PM

You should draw your line pointing west, and a bit south, and walk to San Francisco.

(no subject) +1
posted by Ben Whitehouse on October 5th, 2008 2:29 PM

Shall I wear flowers in my hair whilst I do it?

I want to see it!!!
posted by zer0gee on October 1st, 2008 6:35 PM

MORE PARKOUR! clamor clamor!

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posted by teucer on October 1st, 2008 7:42 PM

There are many tasks that can be completed with a bit of parkour, including most BARTPA tasks that don't take place on mass transit. The results are always a treat to read.

This task asks to be more of that, which is awesome - but also quite honestly means I'll be intrigued to see if anybody comes up with a non-parkour completion of it. The results could be epically awesome, or they could be pretty mediocre, or anywhere in between, but if a non-parkour completion of this one is on the awesome end it'll be a kind of awesome that comes out of left field and makes you apply the terms "shplank" and "votelater".

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posted by Bryce on October 1st, 2008 10:37 PM

Parkour on public transit now in progress

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posted by Loki on October 2nd, 2008 12:14 AM

Distinct from train-surfing?

Parkour porn = vote!
posted by zer0gee on October 4th, 2008 8:23 PM

Frankly, anyone who uses parkour in their tasking will most likely get my vote. I just love it THAT much.

David Belle video is better than porn. You all run out and rent District B-13 and see for yourself.

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posted by susy derkins on October 1st, 2008 11:49 PM

How straight is straight?

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posted by Mr Everyday on October 1st, 2008 11:53 PM

Well, that depends. I for one will be ignoring the curvature of the earth. Too much digging.

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posted by teucer on October 2nd, 2008 9:26 AM

If I do it, I will likely be following a rhumb line.

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posted by Jennifer Juniper on October 3rd, 2008 5:33 AM

no wonder i'm not qualified to complete this task on my own, yet. i didn't even know what a rhumb line wuz!! cripey.

(no subject)
posted by teucer on October 4th, 2008 8:38 PM

I have a convenient (if imprecise due to human factors) method of telling my compass bearing. It seems like it would come in handy for this task.

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posted by Mr Everyday on October 4th, 2008 10:10 PM

I'd forgotten your sixth sense... Surely it would be most useful if you were going due north or south, but either way, that's some advantage.

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posted by Flea on October 5th, 2008 1:35 PM

I think a drunken "hey watch as we stumble around" completion would entertain me just as much as a parkour "hey watch as we jump across buildings" completion.

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posted by Jellybean of Thark on October 5th, 2008 5:13 PM

That's pretty close to the idea I had in mind.

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posted by Jellybean of Thark on October 9th, 2008 1:36 PM

I'll see if Barbapoca can make himself available for this.

Is there a minimum distance?
posted by Ben Whitehouse on October 7th, 2008 12:58 AM

I could draw a very short line on a very straight street and offer that as a completion.

I'm wondering what the spirit of the completion is, how to discover it and what the community will consider "enough".

Sensible suggestions please... I'm trying to do "everyday" completions. After toying with the mythical I need to be rooted back in reality...

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posted by Jennifer Juniper on October 7th, 2008 12:11 PM

The task says "as long as possible" and "untenable." I am thinking of a day-long straight-line death march type deal, myself. But I'd like to do it before the snows of winter. Then again, I am not necessarily the person to talk to about "spirit of the completion." ;-)

It will be interesting to see whether/how these completions speak to "everyday life." Good luck, Ben Whitehouse!

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posted by teucer on October 7th, 2008 12:19 PM

The minimum distance depends on how challenging the route is. If you're taking a straight street, it won't get untenable very quickly unless you go across the street - in which case, I hope to see you pick a street it's a challenge to do this on.

Really, though, the more important question to me is not "what does it take to fulfill the task description" but "what does it take to fulfill the task description in such a way that people will want to vote for your praxis" - after all, even in this era of restricted voting, the best tasks are earning noticeably more points from the votes we cast than they are from the mere act of completion.

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posted by Burn Unit on October 7th, 2008 1:07 PM

After all, the task says all obstacles, not any obstacles.

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posted by JJason Recognition on October 7th, 2008 3:37 PM

"I am thinking of a day-long straight-line death march type deal, myself."

Why do my tasks keep bringing such misery into the world?

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posted by teucer on October 7th, 2008 9:36 PM

At least this one isn't "Go forth in search of a bad time." That was a fun task, and by fun I mean I honestly can't think of a worse way to spend an afternoon with one of your best friends that doesn't involve inflicting physical pain on yourself.

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posted by Julian Muffinbot on October 7th, 2008 9:54 PM

hey, that WAS a fun task. it was maybe my favorite task from last era.

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posted by teucer on October 7th, 2008 10:03 PM

It was a hell of a lot of fun to reminisce on, to write up, and to read other completions, so it was really quite a good task. But if you enjoy the process, I think it's fair to say

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posted by Jennifer Juniper on October 8th, 2008 7:00 AM

JJason: I actually enjoy day-long death marches. Seriously.

Burn Unit: Excellent close reading and parsing. But I think, perhaps, you are known for that, sir?

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posted by Julian Muffinbot on October 8th, 2008 10:47 AM

well yeah, it wasn't actually fun while i was doing it, but it was fun in an overarching sense of the word.

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posted by Soren THREEdux on October 26th, 2008 6:00 PM

Does anyone want to do this with me on crutches?

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posted by teucer on October 30th, 2008 8:42 PM

I'm on the wrong coast, but I want to read about the results.

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posted by susy derkins on October 30th, 2008 9:32 PM

Soren rocks.

Collaborate?
posted by Leslie on February 4th, 2009 4:10 PM

Hey all,

Silent Mike are thinking of doing this at Sunol Regional Park in Pleasanton, where we plan to tromp Over hill, over dale, through bush, through brier, over park, over pale, Thorough flood, thorough fire, we do wander everywhere, swifter than the moon's sphere.

It will be fun. It will be adventure. And we figure the more the merrier. If you are interested, shoot me a message! :)

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posted by Ben Yamiin on February 11th, 2009 10:17 PM

could be good for Africa.


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