[This post is re-blogged from Venus Patrol sister-organization JUEGOS RANCHEROS, our local Austin indie game collective.]
Never got your chance to be inducted into The Jejune Institute, the amazing real-world game that transformed the city of San Francisco into a magical & mysterious playground? Then it is crucial that you join us at Austin’s North Door next Thursday, November 7th, at 7:00PM, as JUEGOS RANCHEROS presents a free screening of The Institute, the newly released documentary that takes “invites viewers down the rabbit hole into a secret underground world teeming just beneath the surface of everyday life.”
Several years back, a handful of us received cryptic instructions to visit a particular office on a particular floor of an otherwise nondescript high-rise in San Francisco’s financial district. What happened next, as soon as we entered the seemingly unremarkable Jejune Institute Center for Socio-Reengineering offices, was one of the strangest trips we’d go on: an unravelling mystery-tour through the city that was most remarkable because it was landmarked by clues that we and everyone else in the city nonchalantly walk past every single day.
Nonchalance, it turned out, also happens to be the name of the group that produced the real-world adventure, which sadly closed its doors last year before we had a chance to complete the expanded quest. Enter Cardhouse, which has just published an exhaustive breakdown of every step of the journey, fully annotated with photos and video of each locale — my most recommended read of the day. [Jejune Institute (Where Else?), via Ricky Haggett]