|What happens when I try to take a trip in the Seth Brundle Teleport Pod with David Cronenberg |
according to Bartok labs.
So yesterday Leigh and I went to Toronto to check out the David Cronenberg Evolution exhibit for my Birthday. We've been playing along with the Body/Mind/Change ARG that's being run in conduction with the exhibit so we thought it would be fun.
Outside the exhibit there is a little DNA testing booth set up by Bartok labs. It takes a picture of you to analyze your DNA unfortunately David Cronenberg must have been playing with the camera because some of his DNA seems to get mixed up with yours resulting in the machine being confused and mixing your DNA resulting in what you see in the image above. I hope they get the machine cleaned so you can get a pure analysis of your own DNA.
Inside the exhibit you can see props and various other artifacts from the entire filmography of Cronenberg showing the evolution of his subject matter and style of film making. I've only really watched his earlier horror flicks so it was pretty interesting seeing what he was trying to say in those movies and how these themes progressed and changed throughout his career. You weren't allowed to take pictures through most of the exhibit but you could visit the bar from Naked Lunch and get your picture taken with a Mugwomp.
|Leigh and I having words with the weirdo. He's kind of a creep.|
When we were done with that exhibit we headed up stairs to check out BMC labs. to see how our "POD"s were progressing.
me and the pods.
There's a virtual version of the Evolution exhibit in that area. If you can't afford to go to the Evolution exhibit you can check out some of the displays on computers in the back of BMC Labs. It's cool but not as cool as being right up close to those things. If you are playing along with the ARG you definitely need to go to BMC Labs. It's fun. The volunteers are dressed like lab techs and show people around the POD production facility. In one corner there is a set up of three TV screens. Me being the kind of person I am immediately sat down and started fooling around with the control console in front of the TVs. Eventually I asked the tech if they knew anything about the security footage. They cryptically responded "Oh, you would be very interested in that." So we sat down and played with it some more. There's a clue there for the ARG but for the life of me I couldn't find it. Hopefully someone will and tell me what we missed so I can feel like an idiot.
|Leigh playing with the security footage.|
You may recognize that as something I drew last week. Only now they've printed it out and it seems Nicki Brand has burned it with a cigarette. I am not sure what any of this means but it was a great blurring of lines between game and reality.
If you are a fan of David Cronenberg, Videodrome, or just weird reality bending games you should join in on the Bondy/Mind/Change fun. It's creepy and will make you feel like you need a shower but it's really interesting.